On 14 August 2010 Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester will be the first teams to kick off the Premier League season 2010 - 2011. Below you will find an overview of the stadiums of the teams in the Premier League in the 2010-2011 season.
Arsenal FC - Emirates Stadium
The Emirates Stadium was opened on 22 July 2006 and is the new stadium of football club Arsenal FC. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 spectators, making it the third largest stadium in England.
Aston Villa FC - Villa Park
The stadium, with the official name Aston Lower Grounds, opened in 1897. Villa Park has 43,300 seats, but there are plans to expand the stadium to 51,000 seats in the near future.
Birmingham City - St Andrew's
St Andrews was constructed and opened in 1906 and has a capacity of 30, 079 spectators. There are plans for a new City of Birmingham Stadium for the club with 55,000 seats, but city council as well as club are seeking sources of funding for this project.
Ewood Park is Blackburn Rovers FC's stadium and the oldest football stadium of Premier League club. Though both Anfield and Stamford Bridge have been built earlier (in 1884 and 1877), Liverpool and Chelsea moved into those grounds later, respectively in 1892 and 1905. Ewood Park has a capacity of 31,367 spectators.
Blackpool - Bloomfield Road
Bloomfield Road is the football stadium of newly promoted Blackpool FC. It was built in 1901 and was named after the road on which the stadium's main entrance used to stand. Bloomfield Road's capacity is 12,555 all-seated, but when the redevelopment of the stadium is complete, the new capacity will be 17,625.
Bolton Wanderers FC - Reebok Stadium
The Reebok Stadium is the home of English football club Bolton Wanderers. The Reebok Stadium was named after sponsor Reebok. The stadium has 28,723 seats and was opened in 1997, replacing Burnden Park, the former stadium of the club.
Chelsea FC - Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge Stadium in London has a capacity of 42,055 spectators. Before the new Wembley and the Emirates Stadiums were opened, it was the largest stadium in London. The capacity of Stamford Bridge will increase in the coming years to about 55,000.
Everton FC - Goodison Park
The stadium has been home to Everton F.C. since 1892 and just two miles away from the Liverpool city centre. The stadium has undergone many changes and presently it has an all-seated capacity of 40,157.
Fulham FC - Craven Cottage
Craven Cottage is the home ground of Fulham FC. For that reason the players of Fulham are also called The Cottagers. The stadium has a capacity of 24,600 spectators and is located near the river Thames.
Liverpool FC - Anfield
Anfield, located at Anfield Road, is the stadium of Liverpool FC. This ground is named after the neighborhood where it is located. Since 1892 Anfield is the home of the club. The stadium has a capacity of 45,362 seats.
The City of Manchester Stadium is the home ground of Manchester City. The stadium has a capacity of 48,000 seats, with two rings around the ground and a third ring on the two main stands. The stadium was built for the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and the city of Manchester invested 90 million pounds in the stadium.
Manchester United - Old Trafford
Old Trafford is named after the area in Manchester it is located in. The stadium is since 1910 the home of Manchester United and with a capacity of 76,000 people it is one of the biggest stadiums in the United Kingdom. The nickname of Old Trafford is Theatre of Dreams.
Newcastle United - St. James' Park
St James' Park is the home of Newcastle United and is an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 52,387. The stadium is located right in the centre of Newcastle and its white roof s visible across the city. St James' Park is the sixth largest soccer stadium in the United Kingdom.
Stoke City FC - Britannia Stadium
Britannia Stadium is since 1997 home of Stoke City Football Club. The stadium has a capacity of 28,383 fans. A remarkable fact about this stadium is that Sir Stanley Matthews's ashes were buried beneath the centre circle of the pitch following his death in February 2000. Stanley Matthews is considered to be one of the greatest English players ever.
Sunderland AFC - Stadium of Light
The Stadium of Light is the home ground of Sunderland AFC. The stadium opened in 1997, replacing the Roker Park Stadium. With 49,000 sats, the Stadium of Light is the fifth largest stadium in England. Only Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford, Emirates Stadium and St James' Park have a greater capacity.
Tottenham Hotspur - White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane was built in 1899 in the Tottenham-area in London and is the stadium of Tottenham Hotspur. After various renovations, White hart Lane is now an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 36,310.
West Bromwhich Albion FC - The Hawthorns
The Hawthorns has a capacity of 28,003 people, all seated, and it has been the home ground of West Bromwich Albion since 1900. At an altitude of 551 feet it is the highest ground among all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs.
West Ham United - Boleyn Ground
The Boleyn Ground, built in 1904, is the home ground of West Ham United, but most fans know it as Upton Park due to its location in Upton Park in London. The stadium has a total capacity of 35,303 all seated.
The DW Stadium is the stadium for Wigan Athletic, who is sharing the ground with the Wigan Warriors, a rugby team. The stadium is named after its sponsor DW-Fitness.Com Sports, whose director David Whelan owns Wigan Athletic as well as the Wigan Warriors. The former name of the stadium was the JJB Stadium, named after sports retailer JJB Sports, which is also owned by David Whelan. The DW Stadium has a capacity of 24.826 supporters.
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Molineux Stadium
Molineux Stadium has been home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC since 1889 and has a long history. In the early fifties, it was one of the first stadiums in England that had artifical light installed, so that soccer could be played at night. Molineux has a capacity of 28,525 people.
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