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With the 2022 World Cup due to kick off in just under 2 years time, expectations are already rising for what promises to be another classic event. Of course, the 2022 World Cup is due to take place in Qatar, which is already one unique factor of the event. On top of that, it’s actually […]

There are several aspects of football that make it a beautiful game with billions of followers around the world. One of them will be the size and breadth of football stadiums in different parts of the world. As with the most popular sports, it is not a surprise that the game demands big stadiums so that incredible memories can be created. Yet, there are some stadiums that manage to overwhelm others in their size and magnitude. The top 10 football stadiums in the world are:

When you consider the outrage that something like Mike Ashley selling the rights to St James’ Park generated in Newcastle it is hard to believe that some clubs have completely abandoned stadiums. Here we look at some of the most impressive derelict football grounds. Estadio Lluis Sitjar Team: RCD Mallorca Built: 1945 We kick off […]

The safe standing debate has been rumbling on amongst football fans, clubs and authorities for years now. There is some strong opposition to the idea but also plenty of appetite for the return of standing with many paying punters feeling they should have the option to stand in support of their team. The calls for […]

If the last year has proven anything it is that football is simply not the same without fans packing out the stadiums. Sometimes though, fans gathering in their thousands can lead to some horrific scenes. Here we look at the worst football stadium disasters to show exactly why safety protocols are in place. The worst […]

Making changes to stadiums is always a risky game with long time supporters. That’s especially true when the stadium you’re adapting has been about for 125 years. Well, the Craven Cottage redevelopment is doing exactly that. Here we take a look at the history, the process and the future of Fulham football club. Why change […]

London is one of the important cities in the world of football. It has the unique situation of boasting more than 10 clubs and several large stadiums. Many of the clubs in London are professional and they play in the top leagues like the English Premier League and Championship. Apart from housing the Wembley Stadium, […]

1992-93 : Manchester United The inaugural Premier League trophy went to the hands of Manchester United, as Sir Alex Ferguson was able to lead the club into an era of success. Aston Villa finished in the second spot followed by Norwich. This was the eighth league title for United, who had Eric Cantona and Mark […]

It would be fair to say that the last 12 months have been somewhat turbulent as far as the world of sport is concerned. In fact, this would be accurate as far as the world, on the whole, is concerned. And while there is still quite a bit of worry and unknown elements regarding sport […]

Euro 2021 tickets – how things currently stand The Euro 2021 Championships are quickly approaching, and there’s one double-edged question that is on the lips of every fan looking to attend – can I get tickets, and will the event go ahead as planned? At the time of writing, we’d love to be able to […]

Top NFL stadiums Apr 10, 2021

NFL Stadiums – a brief overview As many of you may already know, the National Football League (NFL) is the top professional football league in North America. Now, just to set the record straight, we are talking about American Football here – not soccer as it is referred to across the pond. And on that […]

Have you ever wondered how to rent a football stadium for an event? There are a lot of different things to consider. Thankfully, our guide should have you covered. Why would you rent a football stadium? Before we dive into the ‘how to rent a football stadium’ we just want to answer the question of […]

What criteria should you use when defining the weirdest football stadiums in the world? You’ve got some real extremes to consider from the setting all the way through to the design. What we won’t be doing is laughing at naming conventions like the Young Boys’ Wankdorf Stadium – although it is still pretty weird. Instead, […]

To some, a football stadium is just a building. To others, it’s a home. Then you have the brains behind them; for them a football stadium is everything. Thankfully, each year, there are numerous stadium awards ceremonies – like the architects equivalent of the Oscars – to recognise the best of the best. Here we […]

Designing a sports stadium isn’t a job for the faint-hearted. Why’s that? Well, stadium architects have to design and create a building that works in so many ways. You’ve got the local environment to worry about. Then it has to be able to facilitate the flow of thousands of fans in next to no time […]

Have you ever heard someone use the term ‘football pitches’ as a unit of measurement? We sure have. It’s a strange thing to do though because football pitch sizes actually vary quite considerably. Here we look at the most common standards and the reasons why people opt for different measurements. What size is acceptable for […]

Football pitches at the elite level are as close to carpet as you can get. It’s a far cry from your back garden and Sunday league pitches. Here we explore the most common football grass types and how they get them looking so damn good. What is it that makes football pitches so special? Before […]

The beautiful game of football has been around longer than any of us have been on this planet. And as the game has evolved over time, both through its status and through the overall interest in football, we’ve seen quite a change in the way in which spectators can watch the game. Specifically, when you […]

What actually makes a ‘green stadium’? Green stadiums, also referred to as ‘eco-friendly’ stadiums are those that have a significantly reduced impact on the environment compared with your regular sports stadiums. Of course, this is beneficial for the overall future of the planet, whether we like to think about it in terms of this generation […]

Top MLB stadiums Apr 08, 2021

MLB Stadiums – a quick overview Baseball is a sport that runs in the blood of many American sports fans, so as you would expect, there are some truly amazing MLB stadiums right now. Since this league is played all across the USA, these magnificent structures can be found in every corner of the nation, […]

Besides the World Cup, it doesn’t get much bigger than the European Championships. This is another event that only comes around once every 4 years, and of course, there are some rather impressive Euro 2024 grounds that will host the various matches being played. This is actually what we would like to investigate right here, […]

It’s no great secret that there is some serious money involved with professional football these days, and this also extends to the stadiums that host professional games all around the world. Here, we’ve covered the 10 most expensive stadiums ever built – and some of the figures are just astounding! Wembley Stadium: £1 billion If […]

Euro 2020 Stadiums Overview Although the 2020 Championships may have been pushed back due to the obvious global disruptions, the event will still go ahead – in 2021! And as it happens, the Euro 2020 stadiums are exactly the same as originally planned, and there are some truly terrific stadiums that host the games. The […]

Champions League Final Stadiums Overview As the largest club tournament in Europe, and indeed the world, the Champions League has seen its fair share of classics over the years. And of course, none of this would have been possible without certain Champions League stadiums being used to host such intense football games. While we all […]

Football, or in some places referred to as “soccer,” is the most popular sport in the world and over two hundred countries have football teams or and players. A lot of people follow the sport closely, and that interest is one of the main reasons why football players are well paid. Many footballers even sign […]

For years a rumor has been around, that right-backs at football serve the least amount of purpose. Most of the right backs are made fun of that they couldn’t fit elsewhere on the pitch and were pushed back to one of the least significant positions on the field. We firmly believe that this is completely […]

Find above the extensive list of the 24 League 1 Grounds Map for the season. League One Stadiums – location overview Despite the fact that League One is the third tier of professional football in England, this league is actually home to plenty of pretty appealing stadiums. As you probably know, there are 24 professional […]

Find above the extensive list of the 20 EPL Grounds Map for the season. Premier League Stadiums – location overview As you would expect, the Premier League is the division with the most impressive football grounds in the whole of English football. Then again, given the financial backing that some of these teams possess, it […]

Premier League Stadium Capacity Championship Capacity League One Capacity Stadiums by capacity – a brief overview As you can see from the list of football grounds and their various leagues of English football, there is a rather large range concerning the number of spectators that can fit into different stadiums. Then again, this is part […]

Legendary football quotes: our favorites Players and managers are usually known mainly for their deeds on the pitch. However, on numerous occasions, such people have managed to shine outside the football field with some inspiring, mind-opening but also bizarre statements. Take a look at our favorite quotes that span from the world of football. “When […]

CIES player values: How do they work and who’s the most valuable? Since the dawn of the beautiful game we know as football, people have always argued about who is number one. The only thing that changes is the characteristics by which people evaluate the rankings. Who is the best footballer of all time? Who […]

Antoine Griezmann is a household name in the Spanish top-flight, that ranks up there with some of the greatest to ever play in the La Liga. He rose to prominence while playing with Atletico Madrid’s kit for 5 years and is now signed to the opposition – the colossus Barcelona. However, things haven’t gone as […]

Since the dawn of football, fans alongside coaches and players have been fascinated with the discussion about who is the best in several different categories. These categories include – best league, best team, best manager, and of course the best player in the world. In this article, we will try to answer a complicated form […]

Over 30 players have had the honour, or perhaps the tenacity, to play for both Barcelona and Real Madrid in their career with varying levels of success. Sometimes the moves have been made years apart and sometimes they have been direct either way, the player has often been despised by the club he played for first. […]

Fantasy football is wonderful – you can play in leagues involving thousands of players, compete against friends and family, and even build your own teams too. On that note, we’ve witnessed some pretty creative and quite funny fantasy football league names over the years. After all, although there can be large cash prizes on offer, […]

Top 5 World Cup upsets Nov 12, 2020

Over the years the World Cup has produced plenty of upsets from way back in 1938 when Cuba beat Romania 2-1 all the way through to Germany’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Mexico in 2018. Our list of the top 5 World Cup upsets contains matches that many of you will have seen and […]

Plenty of football fans claim not to enjoy an own goal as much as a regular one or even confess sorrow for the unfortunate player that puts through his own net, but we all know the truth. Schadenfreude – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. I’m not sure the Germans had own goals in mind […]

Every club has its cult heroes, players that the fans loved, created chants for, and reminisce about long after their time at the club has come to an end. These players aren’t always the best players to have played for your club and can often be a one-season wonder or someone that simply left a […]

The Premier League is part and parcel of football fan’s lives all over the world and has been entertaining us for the best part of 30-years, but do you know how the globally adored league materialised? During the 1980s there was a lot of talk of an English ‘super league‘ in which only the elite clubs […]

Premier League ever-presents Everton are due to leave their current home, Goodison Park, in 2023 for a brand new state of the art stadium based at the Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool. The new stadium, yet to be built, is planned to hold over 52,000 spectators which is a big upgrade on Goodison park’s current […]

One-club players are something of a rarity in the Premier League which is driven by mammoth transfer fees and weekly wages that amount to more than most people make in a year

These in my opinion are the top 5 awaydays of the current Premier and Football Leagues. Is your club listed?

After reaching an agreement with the local Council, Southend United can proceed to the next stage to build a new 14,000 capacity stadium.

Millwall have announced ambitious plans to transform the Den and expand capacity to 34,000.

Portsmouth have submitted plans to extend the Milton End, including 400 seats and more spectator facilities. This will also involve extending the roof area.

21 years after the Lorne Sreet Stand was opened in 1999, the Club will finally install 1,500 seats in the lower tier this Summer. This will fill an empty area, left since it was built. Thit has been made possible by Vale fan and pop idol Robbie Williams.

Brighton & Hove Albion have applied for planning permission to increase the capacity of the Amex Stadium to 32,000.

Peterborough United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Peterborough City Council to build a new stadium, within 3 years.

Manchester United have announced that they are to seek permission to create a new safe standing at area at Old Trafford.

West Ham United have announced that they are to install lower tier seating at the London Stadium, that are closer to the pitch.

Lincoln City have had approval from the local council to expand Sincil Bank by around 1450 seats.

Luton Town are now able to proceed with their plans to build a new stadium after no further appeals against the decision were received before the council deadline.

Everton have now submitted plans to build a new 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley Dock.

The Club have announced that they have submitted plans to the local council, which they hope will be approved to allow them to build a new 10,000 seated stand to replace the current Peter Taylor (Main) Stand on one side of the City Ground. Work could start at the end of this current season.

Take a look at how the new Brentford Stadium is progressing in West London, as it looks to be completed for the start of next season.

The refurbished Mayflower Grandstand at Home Park Plymouth is on schedule to re-open on January 1st 2020.

Liverpool are set to allow their permit for a planning application for a 4,000 seat expansion to the Anfield Road stand to expire, as bigger plans are in the pipeline.

Coventry City have confirmed that they are to leave the Ricoh Arena and instead groundshare with Birmingham City at St Andrews for the 2019/20 season.

After announcing last month that the Club were to become the first club to install new seating with safety barriers at an existing Premier League ground, work has commenced at Molineux.

Could the Champions League Finalists one day see the Champions League Final played at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

New Sydney FC Stadium May 21, 2019

The plans for the new stadium to be built for Australian team Sydney FC, look a little different to your normal bowl design. However, Sydney FC will need to groundshare with three other different venues whilst it is being built!

Everton are to progress to Stage 2 of their new Bramley Moore Docks Stadium plans with a second public consultation this summer, including what will happen to Goodison Park.

Our friends at Football Weekends Magazine are planning a groundhopping trip to the beautiful Stockholm in Sweden this July. Why not join them?

Help keep this Guide up to date by letting me know the current prices of Food & Drink inside your ground. For each set of prices received you will be entered into a draw to win one of five copies of the new Fans Guide Football Grounds Book which will be published for the start of the 2019/20 season!

See what we think of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the Football Ground Guide visited it for the first match test event.

The Club have announced that they are to seek planning permission to build a new 10,000 seated stand to replace the current Peter Taylor (Main) Stand on one side of the City Ground.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made it known that they are looking to increase the capacity of Molineux to 46,000 over the next few years.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they plan to play their first match at their new stadium in early April.

Luton Borough Council has approved plans for the Luton Town FC to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium.

West Ham United have reached an agreement with their landlords to sell a further 3,000 tickets per game.

Dulwich Hamlet FC are to return to their Champion Hill ground after reaching an agreement with the local Council and ground owners.

Win a signed copy of Lifted Over The Turnstiles. A great book, depicting Scottish Football Grounds in years gone by. Written by Steve Finan.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they are to hold a test event for supporters at the new stadium on Sunday December 16th. This may indicate that the new stadium may open in January 2019.

Accrington Stanley have this week demolished the Whinney Hill Stand in preparation for the construction of a new 1500 capacity stand.

Media reports suggest that the Club have come to agreement with local property owners, to allow the new stadium plans to move forward. 

The building of a new stadium and academy for Aberdeen Football Club will begin this June. The new 20,000 capacity stadium will be built at Kingsford to the west of Aberdeen, will be part of a wider regeneration scheme costing £50m.

Results of the Best of the 92 Survey held in conjunction with Football Weekends, naming the best five football grounds for away fans as voted by you!

Fulham FC have received planning permission to build a new 9.000 seater stand at Craven Cottage.

Sheffield United have applied for planning permission to add 5,400 seats to the South Stand, taking the overall capacity of Bramall Lane to over 38,000.

The Club have announced that the existing North Terrace is to be closed for the rest of the season as works begin on the building of a new North Stand. 

Crystal Palace have received the go-ahead from Croydon Council to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park to over 34,000.

Best Of The 92 Awards Nov 27, 2017

Find out who visitors to the Football Ground Guide website and readers of Football Weekends Magazine voted as the best grounds of the 92 in England & Wales. Showing the overall Top 10 grounds and then top three per Division, including Championship, League One and League Two.

Artist Jamie B Edwards has over a period of a number of years sketched external views of the 92 Premier and Football League Clubs (as of 2016) and placed them into this unique book.

It is Non-League this Saturday, October 7th. Go and support grassroots football by attending a non-league fixture near you!

And you could win one of a number of prizes including a £50 club shop voucher for the team of your choice!

Heart of Midlothian are to continue playing their home fixtures at Murrayfield due to delays in building the new Main Stand at Tynecastle.

The 2018/19 season edition of the Football Ground Guide book entitled 'Football Grounds A Fans Guide' is out now! Information fully updated for the new season with many new colour ground photos. Now includes the 24 teams of the National League. 

Barnet FC have published plans to build a new all-seated stand at the South End of the ground, plus other improvements.

Shrewsbury Town have created history by being the first English Football League Club to install a Safe Standing at their Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium.

For the love of the game is a book written by hand by calligrapher and football fan Bas Vlam from Norway. He wrote and painted every club in the top five English divisions (as of at the end of the 2015/16 season), including shirts, crests, nick-names and famous players.

Work has now begun on the demolition of Nene Park, the former home of Rushden & Diamonds FC.

The Club have announced that they are to commence with increasing the capacity of the bet365 Stadium to over 30,000.

Lewisham Council abandon plans to compulsorily purchase land around the Den, which may have resulted in Millwall having to find a new home.

AFC Bournemouth have signalled their intention to leave the Vitality Stadium and build a new ground elsewhere.

The Club have announced that they are to purchase Home Park from Plymouth City Council.

The Club have received planning permission to build a new Main Stand at Tynecastle. Works could commence next month with the new stand scheduled to open in September 2017.

I have five copies of the latest edition of the i-SPY Football Grounds Book to giveaway in this simple to enter competition.

The expansion of the Main Stand at Anfield, now means that Liverpool's ground is the fifth largest by capacity in the English Premier League.

I recently went on a paid tour of Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC.. Read my review and get my thoughts on the tour. Was it value for money?

The building of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has moved a big step forward, with works now beginning to take place inside the White Hart Lane ground itself. Wembley Stadium also give Spurs the option to play home games there for the 2017/18 season.