Premier League Stadiums & Stats

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The English Premier League derives from the oldest professional football league in the world. The consequence of this is there is a huge variety of football stadiums across the country. Some grounds have existed for over 125 years whereas others are brand new modern super stadia designed to host everything from football to concerts.

The Premier League and its clubs remain the richest league in the world and this now reflects on the world class stadiums they play in. Top English league football grounds have come a long way from the dilapidated stadia of the 1980's and now boast some of the best features and hospitality in the world. From away fans to visitors, on this page and in our guides you will find all of the stats and information you will need.

Stadium Stats

Stadium Year Opened Capacity Ave Attendance Record Attendance Record Attendance Match
Anfield
Liverpool FC
1884 54,074 44,659 61,905 Liverpool v Wolves (1952)
Bet365 Stadium
Stoke City FC
1997 27,902 27,446 28,214 Stoke v Everton (2002)
Falmer Stadium
Brighton & Hove Albion
2011 30,750 24,166 30,468 Brighton v Newcastle (2017)
Goodison Park
Everton FC
1892 39,572 36,500 78,299 Everton v Liverpool (1948)
John Smiths Stadium
Huddersfield Town
1994 24,169 12,435 24,169 Huddersfield v West Brom (2017)
King Power Stadium
Leicester City FC
2002 32,262 31,962 32,242 Leicester v Sunderland (2015)
Liberty Stadium
Swansea AFC
2005 21,088 20,619 20,972 Swansea City v Liverpool (2016)
London Stadium
West Ham United
2011 60,000 56,966 56,985 West Ham vs Sunderland (2016)
Old Trafford
Manchester United FC
1910 75,635 75,530 76,962 Wolves vs Grimsby Town (1939)
Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace FC
1924 26,255 24,807 51,801 Crystal Palace v Burnley (1979)
St James' Park
Newcastle United FC
1892 52,354 51,108 68,386 Newcastle v Chelsea (1930)
St Mary’s
Southampton FC
2001 32,505 30,936 32,363 Southampton v Coventry (2012)
Stamford Bridge
Chelsea FC
1877 41,798 41,450 82,905 Cheslea v Arsenal (1935)
The Emirates
Arsenal FC
2006 60,260 60,031 60,161 Arsenal v Man United (2007)
The Etihad
Manchester City FC
2003 55,097 53,736 54,693 Manchester City v Leicester City (2016)
The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion FC
1900 26,850 25,000 64,815 West Brom v Arsenal (1937)
Turf Moor
Burnley FC
1883 21,401 20,558 54,755 Burnley v Huddersfield (1924)
Vicarage Road
Watford FC
1922 21,577 20,101 34,099 Watford v Man United (1969)
Vitality Stadium
AFC Bournemouth
1910 11,464 11,192 28,799 Man U v Bournemouth (1957)
Wembley
England / Tottenham Hotspur
2007 90,000 85,000 89,874 Portsmouth v Cardiff City (2008)

Team Stats

Team Year Founded Nickname Team Owner
AFC Bournemouth 1890 The Cherries Maxim Demin
Arsenal 1886 The Gunners Arsenal Holdings plc
Brighton & Hove Albion 1901 The Seagulls, The Albion Tony Bloom
Burnley FC 1882 The Clarets Mike Garlick
Chelsea 1905 The Blues, The Pensioners Roman Abramovich
Crystal Palace 1905 The Eagles, The Glaziers Steve Parish, Joshua Harris, David S. Blitzer, Jeremy Hosking, Martin Long, Stephen Browett
Everton 1878 The Blues, The Toffees, The People's Club Farhad Moshiri
Huddersfield Town 1908 The Terriers Dean Hoyle
Leicester City 1884 The Foxes King Power International
Liverpool 1892 The Reds Fenway Sports Group
Manchester City 1880 The Citizens, City, The Sky Blues City Football Group
Manchester United 1902 The Red Devils Manchester United plc
Newcastle United 1892 The Magpies, Geordies Mike Ashley
Southampton 1885 The Saints Katharina Liebherr
Stoke City 1863 The Potters Bet365
Swansea 1912 The Swans Stephen Kaplan & Jason Levien, Swansea City Supporters Trust
Tottenham Hotspur 1882 Spurs, The Lilywhites ENIC International Ltd.
Watford 1881 The Hornets, The Golden Boys, Yellow Army, The 'Orns Gino Pozzo
West Bromwich Albion 1878 The Baggies, The Throstles, Albion Jeremy Peace,West Bromwich Albion Holdings Limited
West Ham United 1895 The Irons, The Hammers, The Academy Of Football David Sullivan & David Gold

Ticket Prices

Stadium Season Ticket Price (Adult) Season Ticket Price (Conc) Season Ticket Price (Junior) Match Ticket Price (Adult) Match Ticket Price (Conc)
AFC Bournemouth £550 - £950 £340 - £690 £115 - £330 £32 - £55 £19 - £40
Arsenal £1014 - £2013 £437 - £437 £340 - £340 £27 - £97 £11 - £37
Brighton & Hove Albion £515 - £810 £355 - £520 £255 - £355 £30 - £60 £23 - £42
Burnley FC £339 - £499 £229 - £295 £95 - £228 £24 - £35 £15 - £21
Chelsea £595 - £1250 £285 - £485 £285 - £485 £50 - £57 £20 - £28
Crystal Palace £500 - £680 £335 - £455 £250 - £340 £25 - £45 £18 - £30
Everton £420 - £565 £299 - £299 £149 - £149 £35 - £49 £32 - £32
Huddersfield Town £199 - £199 £199 - £199 £79 - £79 £30 - £30 £20 - £20
Leicester City £395 - £730 £295 - £485 £145 - £180 £22 - £50 £22 - £44
Liverpool £685 - £869 £514 - £652 £165 - £165 £9 - £59 £9 - £44
Manchester City £299 - £1330 £200 - £1000 £130 - £665 £33 - £54 £26 - £45
Manchester United £532 - £950 £266 - £380 £190 - £190 £31 - £53 £17 - £23
Newcastle United £378 - £957 £309 - £772 £78 - £461 £32 - £43 £26 - £34
Southampton £541 - £682 £355 - £853 £168 - £853 £32 - £52 £22 - £52
Stoke City £459 - £609 £349 - £465 £269 - £329 £25 - £50 £19 - £35
Swansea £419 - £489 £279 - £339 £69 - £239 £35 - £45 £23 - £18
Tottenham Hotspur £765 - £1895 No Info No Info £32 - £81 £19 - £31
Watford £465 - £679 £272 - £502 £42 - £183 £15 - £42 £10 - £28
West Bromwich Albion £399 - £499 £299 - £369 £99 - £139 £25 - £39 £20 - £29
West Ham United £499 - £899 £250 - £450 £250 - £450 £25 - £95 £20 - £55

Premier League Stadiums

There are a huge variety of shapes and sizes when it comes to the stadiums in the premier league. Some grounds are very traditional 'English' with a rectangular shape, stands steep and tight to the pitch whereas other stadiums are modern bowl like structures more popular as multipurpose corporate venues. This means you never know what you are going to get when you watch a league game. The stadium has a huge influence on the gameplay in a match, this is why a fixture home and away can be completely different.

As of the 2015-16 season football has been played in 53 different league stadiums and following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 all top league stadiums now must be all-seater. Stadiums have their very own charm and features. In our stadium guides you will find everything you need to know about football grounds in the Premier League and teams that play in them. Whether you are a fan of the club looking for some trivia, a travelling supporter planning a trip for an away game or simply visiting a city and fancy a tour then we have all the information you need.

Read about tickets and how to get them, hospitality, how to get there and parking, key stats, seating plans, history, hotels, future developments, facilities and private hire. Our photo galleries also show you what to expect to see both inside and outside the stadium.

About The League

The Premier League came into existence in 1992 as a rebranding of the then 104-year-old English Football First Division. England has the oldest professional football leagues in the world and the with the Premier League representing the top 20 of the 92 professional league clubs in England.

The English Premiership is the richest football league in the world earning it's 20 shareholders (i.e. the teams in the league) hundreds of millions in television and other revenue each year. Top clubs like Manchester United are worth close to £2 billion with no current club worth less than £100 million. The recent 5 year television deal was worth around £5.14 billion.

The league season runs from mid-August each year to mid-May the following year. The 20 teams play each other once at home and once away giving 38 league games in total. With Friday night games introduced for the 2016-17 season this now means clubs play games on all week days with the usual exception of Thursday's. The standard kick off times are 3pm on a weekend or bank holiday and 7:45pm on a weekday, although in the modern game a significant proportion of games are now played at various times for TV scheduling.

The top four clubs each year qualify for the UEFA Champions League with 5th place automatically qualifying for the Europa League. The bottom three clubs are relegated from the division replaced by the top two teams in the Championship and the winner of the Championship playoffs.

The Premier League current sponsors are Barclays who have been the main sponsors since 2001 (Barclaycard until 2004). Prior to this the league was sponsored Carling from 1993 and in fact didn't have a sponsor in its first year.

Manchester United are the record winners of the Premier League having won it 13 times since 1992, Chelsea are second with 4 titles, Arsenal third with 3 and Manchester City fourth with 2.

Premier League History

The original first division was founded in 1888 by he then director of Aston Villa, William McGregor, making it the oldest professional football league in the world. The original league had 12 teams, Aston Villa, Accrington, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Derby County, Notts County, Preston North End, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers. No teams from London were included with the league predominantly a northern affair. Football was very much a working class game back then with the docks, mills, foundries and other industries interlinked with the football teams that represented them. In 1892 the league was split into two divisions as other teams joined.

In 1895 automatic promotion and relegation was introduced and extended to two teams in 1898 and by the turn of the 20th Century the league had expanded to 18 teams with clubs such as Manchester United and Newcastle United joining. The first London clubs joined in 1905 with Chelsea and Clapton Orient (later Layton Orient) followed by Fulham in 1907 and Tottenham Hotspur in 1908, although it would take until 1931 for the league to be won by a London club, Arsenal.

The league was suspended for 4 years during the first world war and for an entire 7 seasons during WWII. Following the second world war top leagues teams began playing in Europe and by the 1980's the English top division was producing some of the best football and most successful teams on the continent with Liverpool for example winning 4 European Cups between 1977 and 1984. At home however stadiums were deteriorating and football was becoming associated with violence and hooliganism, even leading to the banning of English Clubs from European competition for five years in 1985 following the Heysel disaster.

By the late 1980's the English first division had fallen behind the Serie A in Italy and La Liga in Spain in attendances and revenue. However success of the England National team at the 1990 world cup coupled with enforced improvements to stadia following Hillsborough and increasing television revenue (£44 million over 4 years in 1988) saw a changing tide approaching.

During the close season of 1991 the top flight teams in England agreed to the formation of a new division known as the Premier League. The league would be able to negotiate its own TV deals and sponsorship arrangements using the argument that this would enable England's top clubs to compete across Europe.

In 1992 all of the first division clubs effectively resigned all at once from the Football League and enrolled in the new Premier League. The first ever competition was contested between 22 clubs, won by Manchester United with Aston Villa runners up. Brian Deane from Sheffield United scored the first ever premier league goal. The league was reduced to 20 teams in 1995 on the request of FIFA but pressure to lower this to 18 teams has been resisted.

The ability of the league to negotiate its own terms saw revenues explode. By 2013 all 20 league teams were listed in the top 40 largest teams in the world. All of this money has been excellent for the development of stadiums in the Premier League that can now boast some of the most iconic, attractive an well-equipped football grounds in the world.

The current top goalscorer is Alan Shearer with 260 goals. The most successful manager is Alex Fergusson with 13 league titles who is also the longest serving league manager, he was manager of Manchester United at the beginning of the league (started 1986) retiring in 2013. Ryan Giggs has the highest appearance record with 632 and the current record transfer fee is £85 Million (Gareth Bale Tottenham to Real Madrid).