When it comes to showing off your skills on the football pitch what better way to impress your friends and family than being a part of the crowd at your favourite stadium? Not only will you be able to enjoy the sights on the stadium knowing that you are taking part in a game that millions of people are watching but you will also be showing your skills to the crowd on the side of the pitch too.
Here is a list of the top 10 football stadiums in the UK.
- Wembley Stadium
The iconic Wembley stadium is a place where any proud and passionate footballer will cherish their career. Wembley has hosted many famous European football championships such as the European Cup or the UEFA Cup and has a long history as a full-time football venue too. The stadium’s history stretches back as far as 1922 when it was used to welcome British tourists who had come to visit this country for the first time. The stadium has hosted the first ever FA Cup Final in 1991 too.
- Old Trafford Cricket Ground Nestled in the heart of Manchester city; Old Trafford Cricket Ground is a touring ground which has seen many a test matches and many famous grass roots matches for many years. It is not only renowned for being one of the best stadiums in the United Kingdom but for being the home of Manchester United Football Club too.
- Bristol Rovers Football Club
The Bristol Rovers FC have been around since 1885 and boasts that most of the team playing ranks retired between the wars. This is surely a proud moment for the team and gives them a feel of nostalgia. Add to this the fact that this is a city where rugby league is taken seriously and you have one football club that deserves recognition.
Hillsborough is well-known as a venue for all-England football matches. The stadium is a narrow, tests-covered stadium in the city and has seen several FA Cup semi-finals and England international fixtures. As a matter of fact, the stadium has also played host to many English national team’s matches too. It was only after the Hillsborough tragedy in May 1989 that the club publicly acknowledged having a stringent safety specification in place at the stadium and to ensure that no similar tragedy happened in the future.
- Villa Park Football Ground
Villa Park on The Leads is one of the oldest football stadiums in the United Kingdom. The stadium began to take shape at the turn of the 20th century and is currently an important stadium. The club second-ideo 5th place in the old Division -agers in the English First Division. Though the stadium is one of the oldest one’s in the United Kingdom the Everton’s won the League title in 1979-80 standing sole third. Villa Park was also hosting an international match between June 15 and August 1,1932 in that it was the first game ever to be played in a lasted match day.
- Anfield Stadium
The famous Anfield stadium is built at Stanley Park and is one the most legendary stadiums in the world. The stadium has seen some classic moments in the history of Thai Liverpool FC too. It was the home ground of the original Liverpool football team. The stadium was sold to the club in 1969 and then came to be known as the Benfica Stadio. Further relocate to Highbury was made in 1986. The stadium now contains a team apartment which was built in January 1958.
- Old Trafford
Manchester United F.C. is one of the famous football clubs in the world. This is the home ground of Manchester United but was later moved to its current home called the Old Trafford due to legal issues with the then directors of United F.C. The stadium has been the host to association football matches and the Carling Cup Winner’s Cup finals as well as league matches for over 50 years. Manchester United won the league title twice, the first time way back in 1968 and the next time way back in 1999.
- Etihad Stadium
The Etihad Stadium is a stadium located at Stoke-on-Trent, and is home to Manchester City. This stadium was built on the plot once used for theraneraand was completed in 2006. The capacity of the stadium is 75,832 in the year 2010 and has a design of having a retractable podium that can be brought down when needed.
The Olympia is an impressive stadium located in Leeds, England which has been the home ground for the Football League since 1888.
- Villa Park
Lots of sports can be played in the beautiful park located between London and Nottingham, but one of the most prestigious among them is soccer. The stadium is not only a major venue for major matches but also the home ground for the Football League Championshipside at variance of club level.