The Most Popular Football Stadiums in the United Kingdom

Here, Green Beans has ranked the top 15 stadiums in the UK according to the fans. Size isn't everything when it comes to a great football stadium, so these rankings were formed on other various criteria. 

We've given points for atmosphere, character, history, transport links, and in-house facilities. We've included stadiums from the Premier League, Championship, League One, and the Scottish Premiership. We've taken user ratings from various fan websites into consideration. 

So, without further ado, here's our top 12 football stadiums in the United Kingdom... 

 

12. Valley Parade - Bradford City


Valley Parade, known as the Utilita Energy Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is an all-seater football stadium in Bradford. Built in 1886, it was the home of Manningham Rugby Football Club until 1903, when they changed code from rugby football to association football and became Bradford City. Valley Parade is often hailed as a fan favourite due to its setting, style and atmosphere. 


 

11. Tynecastle Park - Hearts


Tynecastle Park is a football stadium situated in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, which is the home ground of Scottish Professional Football League club Heart of Midlothian. It has also hosted Scotland international matches, and been used as a neutral venue for Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup semi-finals. It's steep stands with close proximity to the pitch, gives this stadium a very intimate atmosphere. 


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10. Anfield - Liverpool


Anfield is a football stadium in Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, which has a recently expanded seating capacity of 53,394, making it the seventh largest football stadium in England. It has been the home of Liverpool Football Club since their formation in 1892, and is widely regarded by fans as one of the stadiums that holds the best atmosphere. It also has the world's most famous Kop. 


 

9. Fratton Park - Portsmouth


Fratton Park is an association football ground in Portsmouth. It remains as the original home of Portsmouth F.C., who were founded on 5 April 1898. It may not be the most pleasing stadium on the eye, but Fratton Park is stooped in history and Pompey fans are well known for being among the best in the country. 


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8. Blundell Park - Grimsby Town


Blundell Park is a football ground in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, and home to Grimsby Town Football Club. The stadium was built in 1899, but only one of the original stands remains. With excellent transport links and packed with character, Blundell Park is often regarded as an away day fan favourite. 


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7. St. James' Park - Newcastle United


St James' Park is an iconic football stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is the home of Premier League club Newcastle United F.C. With a seating capacity of 52,305 seats, it is the eighth largest football stadium in England, and regarded by many fans as a stadium with the best atmosphere. And with over 50,000 Geordies packed into one stadium, it's little surprise St. James' Park has that reputation. 


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6. Celtic Park - Celtic


Celtic Park is the home stadium of Celtic Football Club, in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, Scotland. With a capacity of 60,411, it is the largest football stadium in Scotland, and the eighth-largest stadium in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Parkhead or Paradise. Much like with Anfield and Newcastle, this stadium makes our list based mainly for its atmosphere. Celtic is another club with incredibly passionate fans. 

 

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5. Craven Cottage - Fulham


Craven Cottage is a football stadium located in Fulham, west London. It has been the home ground of Fulham F.C. since 1896. Fans tend to love this stadium for its character. Of all the old stadiums across the UK, you won't find any with more character than Craven Cottage. It is also beautifully situated by the river. 

 

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4. Bramall Lane - Sheffield United

Bramall Lane is a stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and is home of Sheffield United. Technically speaking, it is the oldest stadium in the country (the team have played at their stadium for longer than any other club), and even with just a capacity of 32,000, it still packs a big punch, as it is often hailed as one of the more atmospheric stadiums in the UK. 

 


 

3. The City Ground - Nottingham Forest


The home of the two-time European champions, The City Ground is a football stadium in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, on the banks of the River Trent. It has been home to Nottingham Forest Football Club since 1898, and has 30,445 seats. Again, it's not the biggest of stadiums, but its rich history and great atmosphere make it a real fan favourite. 

 


 

2. The Racecourse Ground - Wrexham


The Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, north Wales, is the home of Wrexham A.F.C.. It is the world's oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches, having hosted Wales' first home international match in 1877, and has hosted more Wales international matches than any other ground.

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1. Villa Park - Aston Villa


Villa Park is a football stadium in Aston, Birmingham, with a seating capacity of 42,749. It has been the home of Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. You'll be hard pushed to find a dedicated football fan who wouldn't rank Villa Park as one of their favourite stadiums. This classic look stadium consists of four huge stands, with an atmosphere to boot. It's a truly epic British football stadium.

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