If you’re interested in sports architecture, the Premier League has some of the most stunning stadiums in the world. Many are dramatic while others are more pleasing from an aesthetic point of view.
Here is a list of the most beautiful stadiums in the Premier League.
The Most Beautiful Stadiums in The Premier League
Emirates Stadium, Arsenal FC
Arsenal are the occupants of this impressive stadium which was opened in 2006. The Gunners have done a great job in honouring their history, with statues and murals depicting the greatest players to have featured for the club.
The architecture inside completes the modern feel of The Emirates. Unlike other stadiums in the Premier League, it’s also possible to be close to the action so the atmosphere is pretty special.
St. James’ Park, Newcastle United
Newcastle United play their home games at St James’ Park, and they have done so since the ground was opened in 1892. Much of the architecture here is unique for English football grounds, and St James’ Park stands appear lopsided upon first viewing.
A big bonus for fans at the top of the Leazes stand is the fact that they can enjoy incredible views of Newcastle and the countryside beyond. Inside and out, this is a truly beautiful premier league stadium.
The Etihad Stadium
The Etihad is Manchester City’s stadium and it replaced their previous Maine Road Ground in 2002. At the time, it was the most modern football facility in the UK and, while others have caught up, it’s still a stunning location.
The huge sweeping roof really helps to set the Etihad apart, and it’s the main reason for the stadium’s inclusion on this list. The giant masts also ensure the ground can be seen from many miles away.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The newest entry on this list is the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London. Spurs used to play at White Hart Lane, and this new stadium is built on that existing land.
The developers have produced a stunning structure that dominates the skyline in this part of North London. This is a multi-purpose stadium with NFL games and rugby union played here. It’s a great example of modern architecture, and the sheer size of the Tottenham Hotspur stadium helps to build the atmosphere on match days.
Old Trafford, Home of Manchester United
Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground can be seen from many places around the city. It is a spectacular building with glass-fronted exteriors and some stunning architectural features. Like the Emirates, Old Trafford also pays homage to its greatest players, and many visitors like to take a photo opportunity next to the statue of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law.
First opened in 2010 and rebuilt after World War II, Old Trafford is impressive for its size. The current capacity of 74,310 makes this the biggest league ground in the UK, and the second biggest football stadium behind Wembley Stadium.
Anfield Stadium, Liverpool FC
One of the most instantly recognisable grounds in England, Anfield is known for its incredible atmosphere. The Kop end is the more famous part of the stadium and, while it is now an all-seater facility, the noise at Liverpool home matches has to be heard to be believed.
It’s an intimidating place for opposition teams to visit, but there are many stunning features in this ground. By expanding the Anfield Road end, Liverpool have been able to stay in a stadium that has been their home since 1892. That expansion was necessary, but the developers have managed to retain many of Anfield’s oldest and best features.
Enjoy Goodison Park while you can because it is about to be replaced. This lovely old home ground has been home to Everton since 1892. While there have been many updates to the stadium in recent years, it’s still one of the best examples of an older football ground.
Goodison has a number of attractive features, but the position of St Luke’s Church in the North West corner is charming. Sadly, the capacity of just under 40,000 isn’t enough for modern-day football, and Everton are set to move away from Goodison Park in 2028.
Ex-Premier League Team’s Stadiums
The Stadium of Light
There are some honourable mentions here for grounds that have previously been used for Premier League football. The first of these is the Stadium of Light which is home to Sunderland FC.
The facility replaced the club’s old Roker Park Ground and, while it’s always sad to see an old stadium fade away, there’s certainly been a major improvement. The Stadium of Light gets its name from the many lights at rooftop level which take the place of traditional floodlighting.
The stadium is modern, but it is still attractive with bright red stands, and there’s always a great stadium atmosphere here.
MKM Stadium (KC Stadium)
Hull City enjoyed a brief stay in the Premier League, but they certainly left an impression with their beautiful football stadium. It contains striking designs in every stand and the bright amber colours of Hull City really stand out.
Visitors to the KC Stadium also say that there are great views of the pitch in any stand, and that the seats have plenty of legroom.
There will aways be differences of opinion. Some fans will feel that other stadiums deserve to be on here, , such as Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club, and Villa Park, the iconic ground of Aston Villa.. Some clubs, including Everton, are also planning to change their grounds in the future, so we may well see some more entries on this list.
There would also be calls for some former stadiums to be added. Arsenal’s former Highbury ground with its art deco features would be one. For now, however, this is a solid list of the most beautiful Premier League grounds.
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