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.
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.
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.
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.
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.