Football is the largest mass participation sport in the world, and the English Football Premier League is the most-viewed football league in the world, with global TV broadcast numbers in the billions.
England is blessed with a huge array of modern and contemporary stadia which offer fans a superb match day experience. Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur’s new ground are also fabulous, cutting-edge facilities, which are the envy of almost all football clubs around the world.
These football stadia not only play host to football matches, of course, but many are today multi-functional, with large concerts also taking place out of season, to further boost revenues.
Everyone has their own favourite football ground in England, and here are 5 of our favourites from the team at Event Cup Solutions.
1 – Wembley Stadium, London – Known as ‘the home of English football’. It has witnessed countless historic moments, including England’s one and only World Cup victory against West Germany in 1966. It is now home to the Football Association and hosts all major international football matches for the England men’s and women’s national sides, and much more.
2 – Old Trafford, Manchester – Affectionately known as the ‘theatre of dreams’, Old Trafford has a seating capacity of over 74,000 and is the home of world-famous Manchester United FC.
3 – Anfield, Liverpool – Known for its electrifying atmosphere, Anfield is the home of Liverpool Football club, with its famous Kop stand. European nights are a favourite here, creating an awe-inspiring experience for fans and players alike.
4 – Emirates Stadium, London – Home of Arsenal Football Club, the Emirates Stadium epitomizes modern football stadia. The stadium’s innovative features, such as its striking architecture and excellent facilities, provide an unforgettable match day experience for Gunners fans.
5 – St James’ Park, Newcastle – Few cities are more ‘football-crazy’ than Newcastle. The stadium’s imposing structure and panoramic views of the city create a unique backdrop for thrilling encounters. St. James’ Park is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and unwavering support for Newcastle United.
You will have your own favourite, but we chose our top 5 based on the history, the architecture, the passion, the atmosphere and the all-round visitor experience. For any football enthusiast, these stadia represent an awesome visit – we hope you agree!