“Shit ground, no fans!” Well apparently that’s not the case for these 10 Premier League teams. A list of the best stadia in England’s top league has been drawn up and it will leave some fans peeved.
Fans are often pretty sensitive when it comes to their ground and the atmosphere they create. Make a joke about Manchester City fans not filling the Etihad and they’ll likely come back with a bunch of stats.
Mimic an Arsenal fan about the lack of atmosphere inside the Emirates and inevitably they’ll remind you how many seasons in a row they’ve got into the Champions League knockout stages.
I don’t know what it is about the place our teams play football that make us care so much but it’s actually quite nice we, do that’s why people get pissed off when opposition fans start ripping up the seats.
Tripadvisor have put together the list based on reviews that “take into account matchday experience plus guided and non-guided stadium tours, behind the scenes access and museums”.
The websites spokesperson James Kay told the Mirror: “With new interactive museums and state-of-the-art stadium facilities, clubs are increasingly adding new features to their stadium tours in a bid to encourage fan visits outside of match-days.
“Often costing significantly less than a match ticket, these tours are a great way to soak in the surroundings of some of the world’s most famous sporting arenas.”
So here’s the top 10:
10. The Riverside (Middlesbrough)
9. St Mary’s (Southampton)
8. Stadium of Light (Sunderland)
7. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea)
6. White Hart Lane (Tottenham)
5. King Power Stadium (Leicester City)
4. The Etihad (Manchester City)
3. The Emirates (Arsenal)
2. Anfield (Liverpool)
1. Old Trafford (Manchester United)