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The Largest Football Club Grounds in the UK

As fans start returning to full capacity stadiums following the Coronavirus restrictions, here is a look at some of the largest football club grounds in the UK.

Wembley would take the top spot, except it is not owned by a particular club. With a capacity of over 90, 000, the National Stadium is the UK’s largest stadium. It hosts The Three Lions’ home matches and the semis and finals of the FA Cup.

Old Trafford

Manchester United’s home ground is the largest club stadium in the UK. Popularly known as the ‘Theatre of Dreams,’ the ground has seen some exhilarating football action since it was built in 1910. It has hosted large football events like the 1966 World Cup, 2012 Olympic football, and 1996 Euros.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The Spurs have recently climbed on this list after the completion of their 62,850 stadia in 2019. A London derby against Chelsea in December 2019 saw the stadium get a record attendance of 61, 104. The new stadium replaced their former White Hart Lane ground.

Emirates Stadium

Another ground in London, Arsenal’s Emirates stadium, has a capacity of over 60,704, and it is one of the most electric grounds on match days. The club moved into the stadium in July 2006, vacating their former Highbury ground. A match against Manchester United in November 2007 saw the club get its record with 60, 161 fans attending.

London Stadium

West Ham’s London stadium has a sitting capacity of 60,000. It opened in May 2012, having been built to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

The hammers leased the ground as their venue for home matches, but it still hosts other events like the IAAF Diamond League and various rugby events.

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The UK’s Biggest Football Clubs by Number of Fans

This is often a back-and-forth discussion, depending on what parameters you use. Every fan wants a metric that favours their team. In this article, we look at clubs’ greatness purely in terms of fan numbers and online activity.

Manchester United

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With around 74 million likes on their Facebook page alone, Manchester United prove that they still have a great reputation. This is despite going almost seven years without a league win as of 2021. The re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted the club’s popularity in a big way.

Chelsea

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Chelsea has had a good record in recent years. They have one of the best squads in the league and are champions of Europe. This good vein has seen the team win loads of new fans both inside and outside the UK. The team has around 50 million followers on Facebook.

Manchester City

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This is another team that has grown immensely over the last decade. Manchester City emerged from the shadows to dominate UK football and have always been title contenders in the last five years. They are the league’s defending champions, and, for their efforts, they have earned themselves over 41 million Facebook followers.

Arsenal

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Despite a heavy fall from grace, Arsenal is still able to attract over 38 Facebook followers. The team has been on a downward spiral for some years now. Mikel Arteta’s seemingly has the ability to return the team to its rightful position, but opinions are still divided.

With a fairly youthful squad in the 2021/22 season, there are glimpses of potential. But will they be able to hold this team together long enough to get back into elite positions? We wait.