Where a team is located and the stadiums they play in can be vital for long-term success. Whether this is down to an increased capacity creating a greater atmosphere, or a smaller team having a more intimate stadium with loyal fans closer to the pitch, these factors can all impact results.
Here is a list of the 20 stadiums currently in the Premier League, and the Map of Premier League Teams alongside each to give you a greater understanding of each team’s respective location.
Location: Emirates Stadium, North London
Located in North London, Arsenal uses the Emirates Stadium as their home ground. After moving from Highbury in 2006, they upgraded to a brand new 60,704 seater stadium. This allowed them to gain more revenue from gate receipts, and therefore compete financially at the top of the Premier League table.
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham
Located in Birmingham, Aston Villa uses Villa Park as its home ground. After opening in 1897 at a cost of £16,733 (25 million in modern currency, the ground now holds 42,682 fans. Villa Park is regarded as one of the most iconic English stadiums due to its age and history, most notably hosting big European nights on the way to their 1982 European Cup victory.
Location: Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford (London)
Located in West London, Brentford uses the Brentford Community Stadium as their home ground. As one of the newest stadiums to mark itself on the Premier League map, opening in September 2020, it cost a whopping 71 million GBP to construct. The 17,250 seater stadium is less than a mile away from Brentford’s previous home ground Griffin Park. The development is the big first step in Brentford’s consolidation as a competitive Premier League team.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Location: Amex Stadium/Falmer Stadium, Brighton
Falmer Stadium, or the Amex Stadium, is home to Brighton & Hove Albion. The seagulls moved into this state-of-the-art arena in July 2011, 6 years before they made the step into the Premier League. Hosting 30,666 fans at full capacity, the Amex deserves its place in the top flight. Setting Brighton back 93 million GBP, it now looks like a great investment for their future sustainability at the highest level.
Location: Turf Moor, Burnley
As one of the smaller stadiums in the Premier League, at 21,944 capacity, Turf Moor is known as one of the toughest to come to. Home to Burnley since 1883, the ground is full of history. Since getting promoted from the Championship in 2009, Burnley have become mainstays in the Premier League with a tight budget, a settled squad, and a solid club structure.
Location: Stamford Bridge, London
Opening in April 1877, Stamford Bridge is one of the oldest and most established Premier League stadiums. The arena is home to Chelsea, who have become a powerhouse of English and European football in recent years. Owned by Roman Abramovich, a Russian Billionaire, the club was looking to develop their current 41,837 seater stadium into a state-of-the-art 60,000 seater. However, these plans were shelved for the foreseeable future.
Location: Selhurst Park, London
Selhurst Park, in South London, is the home to Crystal Palace. Currently seating 25,456 fans, the stadium was built in August 1924, costing 30,000 GBP (approximately 1.2 million GBP today). The ground is one of the more iconic Premier League stadiums and has contributed massively towards Crystal Palace’s ability to cement their place in the league, both financially and as a team, for years to come.
Location: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Everton have been located in Liverpool since 1892, the year Goodison Park was built. The historic ground cost the club 3000 GBP back in the 19th century, a sum now worth a mere 250,000 GBP. Through the years, this has proved to be a great investment, providing a roaring atmosphere for over 100 years. Although Everton’s fierce rivals Liverpool boast a far greater seating capacity, 39,572 seater Goodison is not to be sniffed at.
Location: Elland Road, Leeds
Situated in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Leeds United is a longstanding club in English football, winning three English league titles over the years. Their home ground, Elland Road has played a vital role in this success, boasting a 37,792 capacity and a fierce atmosphere to boot. Built in 1897, and expanded 9 times, Elland Road has become a fortress of Premier League football and the club will hope for this to remain as they look to push on after promotion in 2020.
Location: King Power Stadium, Leicester
One of the more recent venues in the Premier League, the King Power Stadium, holds a respectable 32,312. Leicester City formally played their football at Filbert Street but moved to their bigger, better ground in 2002. Although they spent a number of years in the 2000s fighting in the Championship, they have firmly cemented themselves in the top tier, now regularly competing on the European stage and challenging or domestic honours.
Location: Anfield, Liverpool
Arguably having the greatest atmosphere in English football, Anfield is a monumental part of the beautiful game. With 53,394 passionate fans singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ week in week out, its reputation is well deserved. Liverpool have been playing at Anfield since its construction in September 1884, hosting many fierce derbies and big European nights. The Kop End holds notoriety among football fans and has played a vital role in the club’s continued success year after year.
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
The Etihad Stadium, or The City of Manchester Stadium, is the second-largest football ground in Manchester. Being one of the newest constructions, built-in July 2002, it is also one of the most modern-looking in the league. Manchester City used to play their football Maine Road before the big move to the Etihad, Which coincided with their rapid rise to Elite status. After a colossal takeover in 2008 by Khaldoon Al Mubarak, there is no doubt that the new stadium added to the investment interest. City now competes regularly on all fronts, dominating domestically and pushing for European titles annually.
Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
The title of ‘largest premier league stadium’ goes to Old Trafford, home to Manchester United. Built in 1910 and seating a staggering 76,000 fans, a roaring atmosphere is almost always guaranteed. Manchester United has been regarded as the ‘greatest’ football club in the world by many, and Old Trafford firmly lives up to this praise. Although in recent years the Premier League title has become elusive, it is only a matter of time before everything comes together for United again.
Location: St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
One of the most impressive stadiums in the Premier League is St. James’ Park, Newcastle United’s home ground. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, the huge stands hold 52,405 supporters collectively. The club has called this arena home since 1880. However, in recent years the success on the pitch hasn’t lived up to the fans’ expectations and with their recent multi-billion dollar takeover, it is safe to say that it won’t be long before trophies arrive once again.
Location: Carrow Road, Norwich
As a ‘yo-yo’ team, a team that gets relegated and promoted year after year, it is understandable that Norwich City’s stadium is on the lower end of Premier League capacity. Located in Norwich, Norfolk, Carrow Road holds 27,244 loyal fans, opening in August 1935. In recent years, Norwich City have been focused on survival and consolidation in the Premier League, rather than competing for honours. Historically they have won two League Cups. Carrow Road remains a solid base to build on for the future if they can stay in the league consistently.
Location: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Formally playing their football at The Dell, Southampton relocated to St Mary’s Stadium in August 2001. Located in Southampton, Hampshire, the 32,505 seater arena cost 32 million GBP and has proved to be a good investment as they secure their place in the Premier League year after year. The new stadium has allowed them to compete financially within the league, finding themselves in mid-table regularly.
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, North London
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is widely regarded as the best stadium in world football at the moment. The North London stadium opened in 2019, leading the way when it comes to stadium redevelopment. Holding 62,850 fans, it is currently the second-largest Premier League stadium, costing a whopping 1 billion GBP. The technology on display within the stadium, from the retractable pitch mechanics to the beer pumps, is state-of-the-art. On the pitch, Tottenham Hotspur have been competing for European football for many years now, being in the Champions League Final in 2019, and is looking to push to the next level with the financial injection the new stadium provides.
Location: Vicarage Road, Watford
One of the smallest grounds in the Premier League, Vicarage Road holds 21,577 people. Located in Watford, Hertfordshire, Vicarage Road opened its doors in August 1922. Watford is another team that is still looking to find regularity in the Premier League, constantly fighting for survival season on season. With the financial pressure of fluctuating between leagues, it is understandable why the stadium takes a back-seat. In the years to come, hopefully, Watford can push on and be a mainstay in the top tier.
West Ham United
Location: London Stadium, London
The London Stadium is another Premier League spectacle. The structure was originally built for the 2012 London Olympic Games, but afterward, it was fought over for occupancy. Most notably West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur were looking to capitalize on an expansion opportunity. Hosting a maximum capacity of 80,000 but only limited to 60,000 for Premier League games, it is firmly one of the largest stadiums in England. The weekly influx of supporters has allowed West Ham United to push on from the bottom half of the table to European contenders in a few seasons.
Location: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Situated in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Molineux is a historical English stadium. Although not the largest, seating 31,700, Wolverhampton Wanderers have used its intimidating atmosphere to gain success over the years. The club has won 17 major trophies since its inception in 1877, bringing its success to Molineux in 1889. After a period of time spent in the championship, they have managed to gather momentum in recent years. After getting promoted in 2018, Wolves have become a mainstay in the league, reaching Europe not long after getting into the Premier League.