Premier League Stadiums Guide

The Premier League is home to some of the world's biggest and best football stadiums, also according to UEFA categories. Among them, there are some new top-notch stadiums and others older with a respected heritage that brings one back to the former glory days. This magnificently means that there is a great variety of stadiums in different shapes, sizes, and designs.

Due to this reason, we would like to guide Premier League fans about everything they should know. The map above links to all the PL stadiums for more specific information. On this page, you can find some useful general guidance about PL stadiums to enjoy an outstanding matchday experience.

General information

London is home to many of the Premier League's current stadiums. At the present time, seven of the Premier League's stadiums are in the capital city. This means that about a third of the Premier League stadiums are in London!

The London Stadium is one of the biggest in the Premier League, with some 60,000 fans able to take their seats in this stadium. It was initially built as the Olympic Stadium when London hosted the Games in 2012, with the stadium then converted into a football ground for West Ham.

The biggest stadium in the Premier League is the other in Manchester: Old Trafford. This is the only Premier League stadium that can hold more than 70,000 at the moment, but the stadium is considered to be quite old and in need of refurbishment to bring it up to modern standards.

Liverpool is home to two Premier League stadiums and they are also the closest. Anfield, home to Liverpool FC, and Goodison Park, where Everton play, are separated only by Stanley Park. However, Everton is currently building a new stadium that will see them leave Goodison.

To find out more about visiting Liverpool's legendary ground ahead of a big match, check out our in-depth Anfield stadium guide.
Stadiums Capacity Avg. Price Ease of Transportation Quality of Seats Atmosphere and Fans Infrastructures Ranking
Emirates Stadium
60,704 £60 8/10 9/10 8/10 8/10 3
Aston Villa:
Villa Park
42,657 £40 6/10 7/10 7/10 6/10 11
Gtech Community Stadium
17,250 £35 8/10 8/10 8/10 7/10 10
Brighton & Hove Albion:
The AMEX Stadium
31,780 £35 5/10 7/10 6/10 7/10 4
Vitality Stadium
11,307 £35 6/10 5/10 6/10 5/10 20
Stamford Bridge
40,343 £60 7/10 6/10 7/10 5/10 12
Crystal Palace:
Selhurst Park
25,486 £55 6/10 5/10 8/10 5/10 13
Goodison Park
39,414 £45 6/10 5/10 7/10 4/10 19
Craven Cottage
22,384 £70 7/10 6/10 7/10 5/10 18
Leeds United:
Elland Road
37,608 £40 5/10 6/10 8/10 5/10 17
Leicester City:
King Power Stadium
32,262 £50 6/10 7/10 7/10 8/10 9
53,394 £45 6/10 7/10 9/10 9/10 5
Manchester City:
Etihad Stadium
53,400 £60 7/10 7/10 7/10 9/10 2
Manchester United:
Old Trafford
74,310 £60 7/10 5/10 8/10 4/10 14
Newcastle United:
St. James' Park
52,305 £40 8/10 6/10 8/10 6/10 7
Nottingham Forest:
City Ground
30,332 £40 5/10 6/10 7/10 5/10 16
St Mary's Stadium
32,384 £50 6/10 6/10 6/10 7/10 6
Tottenham Hotspur:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
62,850 £50 7/10 8/10 8/10 9/10 1
West Ham United:
London Stadium
60,000 £50 8/10 7/10 7/10 9/10 8
31,750 £35 6/10 6/10 7/10 5/10 15

How to choose a stadium for my next PL match

Football fans are likely to consider a range of factors when choosing which stadium to go to for their next match. Naturally, most people want to watch their own team play, but if there is a high level of demand for tickets then this might not always be possible, so going to a Premier League game as a neutral is also an option as long as the match tickets are available to be purchased.

How easy it is to get to the stadium is one of the top things to think about. Some stadiums are very well connected by public transport, especially those in London, some of which have their own stations on the London Underground network, making it easy to get to and from them. Others may be more of a challenge for people to reach on public transport and when driving it is necessary to consider parking, as well as inevitable match day traffic that must be navigated.

Some matches are always going to see very high demand for tickets in the Premier League. Stadiums that host big derby clashes - such as both Liverpool stadiums and the two Manchester stadiums - are likely to be packed out for derby day, making it harder for fans to buy tickets.


Location is one of the most important factors to consider when thinking about which stadium people want to visit. Many stadiums have a city centre location, but this is not always the case.
As an example, the two stadiums in Liverpool - Anfield and Goodison Park - are not that close to the centre of Liverpool. They are both a couple of miles from Liverpool city centre, which means they are quite a long walk and might not be the easiest to get to in terms of location.
London stadiums tend to be some of the easiest to reach as a result of the capital's outstanding public transport options, which include buses, trains and the famous London Underground. 
As an example, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium has both the Piccadilly and Victoria lines running right by the stadium. However, the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is not quite as well connected, with football fans facing a short walk to reach the nearest public transport here.
New stadiums are sometimes built outside of the town or city in which the team is from, as a result of a lack of space to construct them nearer. A good example of this is the AMEX Stadium where Brighton and Hove Albion play their matches, which is actually in the village of Falmer. The location is quite easy to get to for those driving, yet not so much for those who want to get there on public transport.


Football fans will also want to think about the atmosphere of a game when deciding which stadium to visit. Some stadiums are better known for a good atmosphere than others. Fan surveys have consistently rated Liverpool's Anfield as one of the best Premier League stadiums for atmosphere. When the home fans sing You'll Never Walk Alone shortly before the start of the game, it is an unforgettable moment for all Anfield's visitors.

It often takes time for a club's fans to get used to a new stadium such as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and create an atmosphere. Older Premier League stadiums such as the City Ground, which is where Nottingham Forest plays, often have a better atmosphere than newer grounds.


Football fans thinking of a Premier League stadium to visit will have to consider price as well.

How much fans can expect to pay for Premier League ticket depends on a range of factors. Many clubs have a category system for their Premier League match ticket prices.

High-demand matches should be expected to have high ticket prices. Games, where there might not be as much demand, might have lower Premier League match ticket prices, therefore being more affordable to buy.
The cheapest Premier League match tickets for a particular stadium might be in the region of £30 to £40, but this would be for an area where the view and atmosphere might not be best. Sometimes, fans might be expected to pay £100 or even more for Premier League tickets. This is likely to be for high-demand games, perhaps at smaller stadiums where they always sell out.

Overall, clubs like Leeds and Newcastle are seen as having reasonably affordable Premier League ticket prices. On the flip side, tickets at Chelsea, Fulham, and West Ham rank among the most expensive match tickets in the Premier League. Generally speaking, Premier League match tickets in London are likely to be priced higher than games away from the capital city.

Ticket availability

As mentioned above, ticket availability is also an issue when planning a Premier League visit. A lot of clubs these days only sell home Premier League match tickets to fans who are members. Becoming a member is another expense to take into account if the plan is to go to a single match.

Some clubs are known for their games selling out, which is often the case as they have one of the smaller Premier League stadiums, though this is not always the way to judge it. Newcastle Premier League tickets, for example, do not have great availability despite the stadium size. 

Yet, there’s no reason to be despaired. It is still possible to find last minute tickets online.

First time in a Premier League match

For fans who are going to a Premier League stadium for the first time, there is a lot that people might need to learn. As an example, people might be unsure what time they should get to the stadium, or what they ought to wear for their first time going to a Premier League match.

To soak up the atmosphere, it is advised to get to a Premier League stadium at least an hour before the game is set to kick off. This also gives fans a chance to grab some food and a drink while they get ready for the match. Getting to a Premier League stadium in plenty of time also gives people the chance to visit the club shop and perhaps buy some merchandise as well.

Football fans should expect to have to queue to get through the turnstiles. Premier League stadiums nowadays tend to have a ticket scanner. Fans will need to scan their ticket to gain automatic entry to the stadium. Allowing at least 10-15 minutes to get in is recommended, perhaps a bit more for Premier League matches where a large attendance is to be expected.

Visitors to a Premier League game for the first time should also make themselves aware of the stadium's rules regarding what can and cannot be taken inside to a game. For example, it is often the case that fans cannot take their own food and drink inside, while professional camera equipment is also likely to be banned. Fans can still take photos on their mobile phone.

Club colours are always going to be popular to wear when people visit a Premier League stadium. Official club kits such as replica shirts are a common sight, while some people choose to wear other gear such as hoodies, tracksuits, baseball caps, and so on - there is variation.

When going to a Premier League game, a key part of the day for a lot of people is a visit to the pub. A large part of British football culture, having a beer or two before the game is widely considered to be an essential pre-match routine. Some pubs are particularly known for welcoming home fans and the atmosphere within them is often extremely fun to enjoy.

After the match, it is also a good idea to head to the pub. This is where a lot of fans will gather to chat and share their opinions about the Premier League match that they just watched.

Newcomers to Premier League stadiums might also be unsure about how to act during the game. Joining in with chants and songs is recommended to get the best out of the occasion.

Fans should always try to treat each other with respect - being friendly is a must here as well. It is common for fans to chat with strangers during games, but not everyone will welcome this either.

Some Premier League stadiums now have standing areas or a part of the ground where fans go to sing and contribute to the atmosphere. These standing or singing sections are often home to the most passionate fans of a team and the atmosphere within them can get quite rowdy.

Tickets, seats, and stands

One of the things it can be difficult for people to get to grips with when it comes to going to a Premier League football match is the range of tickets, seats, and stands that are available.

Generally speaking, the most expensive ticket prices at Premier League stadiums tend to be on the sidelines, with a view from close to the halfway line. On the other hand, the most affordable Premier League ticket prices can often be found behind the goal, where the view is not as good.

Ticket prices at Premier League stadiums are also likely to be split by category. High-demand games are likely to see Premier League tickets cost more, whereas if a club does not expect a game to sell out the Premier League match tickets could be set at a much lower price overall.

Some Premier League stadiums have a couple of categories, making it more straightforward to check out the differences in Premier League match ticket prices for that club. However, at other Premier League stadiums, there are a lot of different categories, making the prices confusing.

Football fans also need to take into account the various concession ticket prices as well. Adult prices are the most expensive, but children and older people often get cheaper prices too. 
Deciding where to sit at Premier League stadiums is a challenge. It is not just a case of the price or the view, but also the ticket availability. For a high-demand game, people might just have to buy a ticket where they can without having much choice over the view that they get.

At most Premier League stadiums, the best atmosphere can be found behind the goal. This is where fans are likely to sing and chant the loudest, though for families with younger children it might not be ideal to buy tickets for a Premier League game in this section. Indeed, at a lot of Premier League stadiums these days there is a special family area where kids are welcome. In the family area, the Premier League match tickets are often some of the most affordable too.

Most Premier League stadiums have seat colours that match the kit that the team wears.
The best view at a Premier League stadium is often on the sidelines, but some people do prefer to watch a game from behind the goal. Generally speaking, the higher up people sit in a stand at a Premier League game, the lower the ticket prices are going to be. However, being close to the pitch might be cheaper too, due to the fact fans do not get a great view of the action.

Premium and VIP tickets and private boxes

For those with a bit more cash to splash at a Premier League stadium, an alternative to the standard match tickets could be to pay for a private box, which often hosts up to a dozen fans.
Premium and VIP tickets naturally cost a significant amount of money, meaning this is not going to be a serious option for anyone who is operating on a rather more limited budget.

All Premier League stadiums these days have premium and VIP tickets available to buy. However, the range of options and the perks that are on offer can differ a lot across clubs.

New Premier League stadiums are often built with private boxes in mind. For example, the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has a massive choice when it comes to premium and VIP tickets.

Most Premier League stadiums with premium and VIP tickets and private boxes have a special sales team who will be able to talk fans through the range of different available options.

In some cases, this includes premium match seats. At the other end of the scale of premium tickets, Fans can enjoy Premium Club Level match seats plus a top meal. Perks also include complimentary drinks throughout the entire matchday, including champagne. Some other perks might be the chance to enjoy luxury, padded, executive seats while there are drinks packages on offer and a dedicated waiter or waitress on hand to provide service too, or a complimentary matchday programme and VIP parking

For those browsing for premium and VIP tickets and private boxes, the price is perhaps not important. What matters is being able to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Premier League experience.


Fans are what makes the experience at Premier League stadiums so special. Every club has passionate fans but some of them are known for being louder or rowdier than others.

The loudest fans tend to sit directly behind the goal, where the most affordable ticket prices tend to be available. This means it is a good choice for those seeking the best match atmosphere. Generally speaking, the more people have paid for a match ticket at a Premier League stadium, the more reserved the atmosphere is likely to be in this part of the ground, but not always.

While some European leagues have a fan culture that includes 'Ultras' where there is sometimes the threat of violence, this is not the case at Premier League stadiums now.

Crystal Palace has some of the most passionate fans, with a group known as the Holmesdale Fanatics responsible for creating a loud atmosphere and providing flag and tifo displays too. While London Stadium - where West Ham plays - and Arsenal's Emirates Stadium have rapidly improving atmospheres.

Away fans

All Premier League stadiums host away fans, but they are not always housed in the same place. Away fans often sit behind the goal at Premier League stadiums, though this is not always the case. Exceptions include the away sections at Crystal Palace and Everton, which are on the sidelines, meaning that a stand is shared between both the away fans and home supporters.

Getting tickets for away fans' stands at Premier League stadiums is very challenging. Away tickets tend to be in high demand, but a range of factors help to decide whether or not fans will have a good chance of getting them. These include the date and time of the game, as well as whether or not it is being broadcast live on television by BT Sport or Sky Sports. The away fans section tends to be very loud and passionate, which means it is not for everyone.

Premier League stadiums’ history

The Premier League has some old and some new stadiums. Brentford and Tottenham have two of the newest Premier League stadiums, having moved into their new homes just a couple of years ago. However, Everton is currently building a new Premier League stadium, so the Toffees will soon take this honour.

Many Premier League stadiums have been built to replace their ageing predecessors. For example, Manchester City played at Maine Road for many years before the Etihad was built for the Commonwealth Games, while the Boleyn Ground housed West Ham before a recent move to London Stadium. North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have both moved in recent years, leaving their historic homes at Highbury and White Hart Lane respectively behind. 
Other clubs have sought to develop their stadiums - with Liverpool among them - while the likes of Manchester United's Old Trafford are viewed as historic places to watch a big game.


How many football stadiums are in England?

England has a huge number of football stadiums, ranking from huge grounds like Wembley, the home of the England national team, ranging all the way down to those that are park grounds. The Premier League hosts 20 of the biggest and best football stadiums in England. 

What is the biggest football stadium in the UK? 

Wembley is the biggest football stadium in the UK by capacity - and it is not particularly close. The stadium hosts some 90,000 fans, well above the largest Premier League stadium, which is Manchester United's Old Trafford, with a capacity that is under 75,000 people at the moment.

Which football stadium has the best atmosphere?

In the Premier League, there is a lot of debate over which football stadium has the best atmosphere. Liverpool's Anfield has previously been ranked top by a major fan survey.

Can I buy football tickets at the stadium?

Whether or not football fans can buy tickets at the stadium varies greatly from club to club. Many teams sell out matches in advance with tickets only available to be bought online, however at smaller clubs with less demand for tickets it might be possible to buy at stadiums. 

What are the best seats at a football stadium?

The best seats at a football stadium are a matter of personal preference, as some people prefer to sit behind the goal - where the atmosphere is often the best - while others want to be on the sidelines with a better overall view of the game. Some people also do not mind paying a bit extra for the best seats at a football stadium overall, which are likely to be in hospitality.