List of Premier League stadiums

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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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Burnley's Turf Moor stadium became the 50th Premier League stadium on 19 August 2009, where they faced Manchester United.[5][6] 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.

Stadium Image Team Location Opened Closed Capacity † Coordinates Refs
Anfield The Shankly Gates at Liverpool F.C.'s Anfield stadium Liverpool Liverpool 1884 45,362 53°25′51″N 002°57′39″W / 53.43083°N 2.96083°W / 53.43083; -2.96083 (Anfield) [7]
Ayresome Park Middlesbrough's former stadium, Ayresome Park Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 1903 1995 26,667† 54°33′51″N 001°14′49″W / 54.56417°N 1.24694°W / 54.56417; -1.24694 (Ayresome Park) [8]
Baseball Ground Derby County Derby 1892 2004 18,300† 52°54′17″N 001°28′07″W / 52.90472°N 1.46861°W / 52.90472; -1.46861 (Baseball Ground) [9][10]
Bloomfield Road Blackpool's stadium, Bloomfield Road Blackpool Blackpool 1899 16,220‡ 53°48′17″N 3°2′53″W / 53.80472°N 3.04806°W / 53.80472; -3.04806 (Bloomfield Road)
Boleyn Ground
(a.k.a. Upton Park)
West Ham United's Boleyn Ground from Green Street West Ham United London 1904 35,303 51°31′55″N 000°02′22″E / 51.53194°N 0.03944°E / 51.53194; 0.03944 (Boleyn Ground) [11]
Boundary Park Oldham Athletic's stadium, Boundary Park Oldham Athletic Oldham 1904 10,638 53°33′19″N 002°07′43″W / 53.55528°N 2.12861°W / 53.55528; -2.12861 (Boundary Park)
Bramall Lane Sheffield United's stadium, Bramall Lane Sheffield United Sheffield 1855 32,702 53°22′13″N 001°28′15″W / 53.37028°N 1.47083°W / 53.37028; -1.47083 (Bramall Lane)
Britannia Stadium Stoke City's stadium, the Britannia Stadium Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent 1997 28,383 52°59′18″N 002°10′32″W / 52.98833°N 2.17556°W / 52.98833; -2.17556 (Britannia Stadium) [12]
Burnden Park Bolton Wanderer's former stadium, Burnden Park Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1895 1997 22,616† 53°34′08″N 002°24′58″W / 53.56889°N 2.41611°W / 53.56889; -2.41611 (Burnden Park) [13]
Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City's stadium, Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City Cardiff 2009 26,828 51°28′22″N 003°12′11″W / 51.47278°N 3.20306°W / 51.47278; -3.20306 (Cardiff City Stadium) [14]
Carrow Road Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium Norwich City Norwich 1935 27,033 52°37′20″N 001°18′33″E / 52.62222°N 1.30917°E / 52.62222; 1.30917 (Carrow Road) [15]
City Ground Nottingham Forest's stadium, the City Ground Nottingham Forest Nottingham 1898 30,602 52°56′24″N 001°07′58″W / 52.94°N 1.13278°W / 52.94; -1.13278 (City Ground) [16]
City of Manchester Stadium
(a.k.a. Etihad Stadium)
The interior of the City of Manchester Stadium Manchester City Manchester 2003[17] 47,726 53°28′59″N 002°12′01″W / 53.48306°N 2.20028°W / 53.48306; -2.20028 (City of Manchester Stadium) [18]
County Ground The Kingswood stand at the County Ground, Swindon Town F.C.'s stadium Swindon Town Swindon 1895 14,700‡ 51°33′52″N 001°46′14″W / 51.56444°N 1.77056°W / 51.56444; -1.77056 (County Ground) [19]
Craven Cottage The cottage in the corner of Fulham's stadium, Craven Cottage Fulham London 1896 25,700 51°28′30″N 000°13′18″W / 51.475°N 0.22167°W / 51.475; -0.22167 (Craven Cottage) [4]
The Dell Southampton's stadium, The Dell Southampton Southampton 1898 2001 15,200† 50°54′53″N 001°24′47″W / 50.91472°N 1.41306°W / 50.91472; -1.41306 (The Dell) [20][21]
DW Stadium
Formerly the JJB Stadium
View of an evening match at Wigan Athletic's DW Stadium Wigan Athletic Wigan 1999 25,138 53°32′51″N 002°39′15″W / 53.5475°N 2.65417°W / 53.5475; -2.65417 (DW Stadium) [22]
Elland Road Elland Road, Leeds United's stadium, East Stand to the right, South Stand to the left Leeds United Leeds 1897 39,460 53°46′40″N 001°34′20″W / 53.77778°N 1.57222°W / 53.77778; -1.57222 (Elland Road)
Emirates Stadium Inside Arsenal's current stadium, the Emirates Stadium Arsenal London 2006 60,355 51°33′18″N 000°06′31″W / 51.555°N 0.10861°W / 51.555; -0.10861 (Emirates Stadium) [23]
Ewood Park The Walker Steel stand at Ewood Park Blackburn Rovers Blackburn 1890 31,367 53°43′43″N 002°29′21″W / 53.72861°N 2.48917°W / 53.72861; -2.48917 (Ewood Park) [24]
Filbert Street Inside Leicester City's stadium, Filbert Street Leicester City Leicester 1891 2002 22,000† 52°37′25″N 001°08′26″W / 52.62361°N 1.14056°W / 52.62361; -1.14056 (Filbert Street) [25]
Fratton Park The entrance to Portsmouth's stadium, Fratton Park Portsmouth Portsmouth 1898 20,978 50°47′47″N 001°03′50″W / 50.79639°N 1.06389°W / 50.79639; -1.06389 (Fratton Park) [26]
Goodison Park Inside Goodison Park, Everton's stadium Everton Liverpool 1892 40,157 53°26′20″N 002°57′59″W / 53.43889°N 2.96639°W / 53.43889; -2.96639 (Goodison Park) [27]
The Hawthorns Inside the stadium of West Bromwich Albion, The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich 1900 26,500 52°30′33″N 001°57′50″W / 52.50917°N 1.96389°W / 52.50917; -1.96389 (The Hawthorns) [28]
Highbury Arsenal's former stadium at Highbury Arsenal London 1913 2006 38,419† 51°33′28″N 000°06′10″W / 51.55778°N 0.10278°W / 51.55778; -0.10278 (Arsenal Stadium) [29]
Highfield Road An entrance to Coventry City's former stadium, Highfield Road Coventry City Coventry 1899 2005 23,489† 52°24′43″N 001°29′24″W / 52.41194°N 1.49°W / 52.41194; -1.49 (Highfield Road) [30]
Hillsborough Stadium The South Stand at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield 1899 39,812 53°24′41″N 001°30′02″W / 53.41139°N 1.50056°W / 53.41139; -1.50056 (Hillsborough Stadium)
KC Stadium Outside view of Hull City's KC Stadium Hull City Kingston upon Hull 2002 25,404 53°44′46″N 000°22′03″W / 53.74611°N 0.3675°W / 53.74611; -0.3675 (KC Stadium) [31]
King Power Stadium
Formerly Walkers Stadium
Leicester City's stadium, the King Power Stadium, from the inside Leicester City Leicester 2002 32,500 52°37′13″N 001°08′32″W / 52.62028°N 1.14222°W / 52.62028; -1.14222 (King Power Stadium)
Liberty Stadium Outside view of Swansea City's Liberty Stadium Swansea City Swansea 2005 20,532 51°38′34″N 3°56′5″W / 51.64278°N 3.93472°W / 51.64278; -3.93472 (Liberty Stadium) [32]
Loftus Road Inside view of Queens Park Ranger's stadium, Loftus Road Queens Park Rangers
& Fulham
London 1904 18,439 51°30′33″N 000°13′56″W / 51.50917°N 0.23222°W / 51.50917; -0.23222 (Loftus Road) [4][33]
Madejski Stadium Inside Reading's Madejski Stadium Reading Reading 1998 24,161 51°25′20″N 000°58′58″W / 51.42222°N 0.98278°W / 51.42222; -0.98278 (Madejski Stadium)
Maine Road Inside Maine Road, Manchester City's former stadium Manchester City Manchester 1923 2003 35,150† 53°27′04″N 002°14′07″W / 53.45111°N 2.23528°W / 53.45111; -2.23528 (Maine Road) [34]
Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium from inside Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton 1889 31,700‡ 52°35′25″N 002°07′49″W / 52.59028°N 2.13028°W / 52.59028; -2.13028 (Molineux Stadium) [35]
Oakwell The North Stand of Barnsley F.C.'s Oakwell stadium Barnsley Barnsley 1887 23,009 53°33′08″N 001°28′03″W / 53.55222°N 1.4675°W / 53.55222; -1.4675 (Oakwell) [36]
Old Trafford The East Stand of Manchester United's stadium Old Trafford Manchester United Manchester 1910 76,212 53°27′47″N 002°17′29″W / 53.46306°N 2.29139°W / 53.46306; -2.29139 (Old Trafford) [37]
Portman Road The Cobbold Stand at Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium Ipswich Town Ipswich 1884 30,311 52°03′18″N 001°08′41″E / 52.055°N 1.14472°E / 52.055; 1.14472 (Portman Road)
Pride Park Stadium Pride Park.jpg Derby County Derby 1997 33,597 52°54′54″N 001°26′50″W / 52.915°N 1.44722°W / 52.915; -1.44722 (Pride Park Stadium) [10]
Reebok Stadium Bolton Wanderer's Reebok Stadium during an evening match in 2006 Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1997 28,723 53°34′50″N 002°32′08″W / 53.58056°N 2.53556°W / 53.58056; -2.53556 (Reebok Stadium)
Riverside Stadium The gates at the entrance to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 1995 34,988 54°34′42″N 001°13′01″W / 54.57833°N 1.21694°W / 54.57833; -1.21694 (Riverside Stadium) [38]
Roker Park Sunderland's former stadium, Roker Park, in 1976 Sunderland Sunderland 1898 1997 22,500† 54°55′17″N 001°22′32″W / 54.92139°N 1.37556°W / 54.92139; -1.37556 (Roker Park) [39]
St Andrew's The Tilton Road End of Birmingham City's St Andrew's stadium Birmingham City Birmingham 1906 30,079 52°28′33″N 001°52′05″W / 52.47583°N 1.86806°W / 52.47583; -1.86806 (St Andrew's Stadium) [40]
St. James' Park Inside Newcastle United's stadium, St James' Park Newcastle United Newcastle 1880 52,387 54°58′32″N 001°37′18″W / 54.97556°N 1.62167°W / 54.97556; -1.62167 (St James' Park)
St Mary's Stadium View of the Northam Stand inside St Mary's Stadium, Southampton's ground Southampton Southampton 2001 32,689 50°54′21″N 001°23′28″W / 50.90583°N 1.39111°W / 50.90583; -1.39111 (St Mary's Stadium)
Selhurst Park Selhurst Park Crystal Palace London 1924 26,309 51°23′54″N 000°05′08″W / 51.39833°N 0.08556°W / 51.39833; -0.08556 (Selhurst Park)
Stadium of Light  North Stand of Sunderland's Stadium of Light Sunderland Sunderland 1997 49,000 54°54′52″N 001°23′18″W / 54.91444°N 1.38833°W / 54.91444; -1.38833 (Stadium of Light)
Stamford Bridge Aerial photograph of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Chelsea London 1877 42,055 51°28′54″N 000°11′28″W / 51.48167°N 0.19111°W / 51.48167; -0.19111 (Stamford Bridge)
Turf Moor The James Hargreaves stand at Burnley's Turf Moor stadium Burnley Burnley 1883 22,546 53°47′21″N 2°13′49″W / 53.78917°N 2.23028°W / 53.78917; -2.23028 (Turf Moor)
The Valley Aerial view of The Valley, Charlton Athletic's stadium Charlton Athletic London 1919 27,111 51°29′11″N 000°02′11″E / 51.48639°N 0.03639°E / 51.48639; 0.03639 (The Valley)
Valley Parade Valley Parade Bradford City Bradford 1886 25,136 53°48′15″N 001°45′32″W / 53.80417°N 1.75889°W / 53.80417; -1.75889 (Valley Parade)
Vicarage Road The Rookery at Watford's stadium, Vicarage Road Watford Watford 1922 19,920‡ 51°39′00″N 000°24′06″W / 51.65°N 0.40167°W / 51.65; -0.40167 (Vicarage Road)
Villa Park Brick facade of a stadium with a mosaic with a claret background and Aston Villa in gold writing. Aston Villa Birmingham 1897 42,788 52°30′33″N 001°53′05″W / 52.50917°N 1.88472°W / 52.50917; -1.88472 (Villa Park)
White Hart Lane Aerial photograph of Tottenham Hotspur's stadium, White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur London 1899 36,310 51°36′12″N 000°03′57″W / 51.60333°N 0.06583°W / 51.60333; -0.06583 (White Hart Lane) [41]

For closed or demolished grounds, capacity is taken at closure.
Currently being, or soon to be developed.

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