List of Premier League stadiums
Since the beginning of the Premier League, 53 football stadiums have been used to host matches. The first round of Premier League matches took place on 15 August 1992. 11 clubs hosted the opening fixtures. Following the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989, the Taylor Report suggested the removal of standing terraces by the start of the 1994–95 season. They were replaced by all-seater stadiums.
When Fulham came up from Division 1 in the 2000–2001 season, terraces returned for a short while. This gave them more time to complete the changes. For a bit of time they had to play at Loftus Road after not enough progress was made in converting Craven Cottage. They returned to their home ground after building work was completed in time for the 2004–05 season.
Burnley's Turf Moor stadium became the 50th Premier League stadium on 19 August 2009, where they faced Manchester United. Cardiff's Cardiff City Stadium is the most recent stadium to host a Premier League match, when they played their first ever home Premier League match against Manchester City on 25 August 2013.
Stadiums[change | change source]
Stadiums listed in bold mean they are the home grounds of teams currently in the 2014–15 Premier League season. Those in italics have now been demolished.
† For closed or demolished grounds, capacity is taken at closure.
‡ Currently being, or soon to be developed.
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