List of top 5 largest football stadiums in England by seating capacity

Are you looking for the most famous football stadiums in England? Here is a list of top five biggest football stadiums in United Kingdom (UK) by their seating capacity.

Have you been looking for a list of the top five football stadiums in UK? There are many UEFA category 4 stadiums in England, some of them boasting a football tradition over a hundred years. Here we have provided a list of the 5 largest football stadiums in England, according to their respective seating capacities.

Wembley Stadium, London, Home of England national Team

The biggest football stadium in the United Kingdom, London's Wembley Stadium was built on the site of the old Wembley Stadium, also often called the 1923 Wembley Stadium or the Twin Tours Stadium after its demolition on 2003. Opened in 2007, the new Wembley Stadium adds to the majesty of the London skyline, thanks to its celebrated colossal suspension arch. Wembley Stadium stands unchallenged among the noted rivalry of the English football. Wembley Stadium is used as the English national team's home ground as well as a neutral venue to host the finals of England's domestic tournaments. It is a UEFA category four stadium. The seating capacity of Wembley Stadium is 90,000, and it is the second largest football stadium in Europe, next to Camp Nou, the home ground of Barcelona. The stadium has a circumference of 1 km (0.6 mi).

Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, Home of Manchester United

It is no wonder that one of the most prestigious and most successful football clubs of England owns the biggest club owned football stadium in UK. Yes, the Old Trafford, the home ground of Manchester United, is the second largest football stadium in England by capacity. With the seating capacity of Old Trafford football stadium reaching 76,000, it is also the eleventh largest football stadium in the world. The ground often hosts FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue, with the venue for the final being the Wembley, as well as some international matches. Some of the 1966 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1996, along with the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, are among the international matches played at Old Trafford football ground, Manchester, England.

Emirates Stadium, Islington, Home of Arsenal

The Emirates Stadium at Holloway of Islington in London, formerly known as the Ashburton Grove and the home of the Arsenal football club, is one of the latest additions to the international level football stadiums in England. With Arsenal missing much of their potential revenue due to less seating capacities in their former home Highbury, the need for building a new stadium was evident and the Emirates football ground was opened for the public in July 2006. The seating capacity of Emirates Stadium of London is 60,000 as it takes pride in being the second largest football club stadium in England, only to next to Old Trafford, and the third largest stadium of any sort in the United Kingdom after Wembley and Twickenham. The joint largest football pitch in England coupled with an architecture that allows natural lighting are among the distinguishing aspects of this stadium.

Saint James Park, Newcastle, Home of Newcastle United

Saint James Park in Newcastle, the home ground of Newcastle United Football Club, is the largest football ground in the North-East England. Located right in the heart of the city of Newcastle, the seating capacity of St. James Park football stadium is 52,000. The asymetrical cantilevered roof is its most notable architectural feature and is visible from almost all places of the city. It is also the largest cantilever in the entire Europe. St James' Park also hosts international football matches and will be used as one of the football venues of 2012 London Olympics as well as a rugby venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. It is the fourth largest football stadium in the United Kingdom by total seating capacity.

Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Home of Sunderland A.F.C.

The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, the home ground of the Sunderland Association Football Club, is the fifth largest football stadium in England. The total seating capacity of the Stadium of Light in Sunderland is 49,000. The stadium was renovated in 2000 and transformed into a modern football venue, boasting a five star UEFA rating and a place among the top 5 football grounds in England / UK. The name, Stadium of Light, is to recognise the long history of mining industry in the locality that led the town to prosper, and at the entrance a monument of the Devy Lamp stands erect. Apart from hosting the home matches of the Sunderland AFC, the Stadium of Light has also hosted two England national football team matches, with Belgium and Turkey, in 1999 and 2003 respectively.


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