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Since the inception of the Premier League, England's highest level of association football annual league tournament, 50 football stadia have been used to host matches. The inaugural round of Premier League matches took place on 15 August 1992 with 11 clubs hosting the opening fixtures.[1] Following the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989, the Taylor Report recommended the abolition of standing terraces by the start of the 1994–95 season, to be replaced by all-seater stadia.[2] However, following Fulham's promotion from the Championship in the 2000–2001 season, terraces returned temporarily to the Premier League as The Football Association allowed the club extra time to complete renovations.[3] The club were forced to play at Loftus Road after inadequate progress was made in converting Craven Cottage, but they returned to their home ground after building work was completed in time for the 2004–05 season.[4]

Burnley's Turf Moor stadium became the 50th Premier League stadium when it hosted Burnley's first ever home Premier League fixture, against champions Manchester United, on 19 August 2009.[5]

Stadia

Those marked in bold indicate teams playing in the 2009–10 season, while those in italics have been demolished.

Stadium Image Club Location Opened Closed Coordinates Ref(s)
Anfield The Shankly Gates at Liverpool F.C.'s Anfield stadium Liverpool Liverpool 1884 53°25′51″N 002°57′39″W / 53.43083°N 2.96083°W / 53.43083; -2.96083 (Anfield) [6]
Arsenal Stadium Arsenal's former stadium at Highbury Arsenal London 1913 2007 51°33′28″N 000°06′10″W / 51.55778°N 0.10278°W / 51.55778; -0.10278 (Arsenal Stadium) [7]
Ayresome Park Middlesbrough's former stadium, Ayresome Park Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 1903 1995 54°33′51″N 001°14′49″W / 54.56417°N 1.24694°W / 54.56417; -1.24694 (Ayresome Park) [8]
Baseball Ground Derby County Derby 1892 2004 52°54′17″N 001°28′07″W / 52.90472°N 1.46861°W / 52.90472; -1.46861 (Baseball Ground) [9][10]
Boleyn Ground (Upton Park) West Ham United's Boleyn Ground from Green Street West Ham United London 1904 51°31′55″N 000°02′22″E / 51.53194°N 0.03944°E / 51.53194; 0.03944 (Boleyn Ground) [11]
Boundary Park Oldham Athletic's stadium, Boundary Park Oldham Athletic Oldham 1904 53°33′19″N 002°07′43″W / 53.55528°N 2.12861°W / 53.55528; -2.12861 (Boundary Park)
Bramall Lane Sheffield United's stadium, Bramall Lane Sheffield United Sheffield 1855 53°22′13″N 001°28′15″W / 53.37028°N 1.47083°W / 53.37028; -1.47083 (Bramall Lane)
Britannia Stadium Stoke City's stadium, the Britannia Stadium Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent 1997 52°59′18″N 002°10′32″W / 52.98833°N 2.17556°W / 52.98833; -2.17556 (Britannia Stadium) [12]
Burnden Park Bolton Wanderer's former stadium, Burnden Park Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1895 1997 53°34′08″N 002°24′58″W / 53.56889°N 2.41611°W / 53.56889; -2.41611 (Burnden Park) [13]
Carrow Road Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium Norwich City Norwich 1935 52°37′20″N 001°18′33″E / 52.62222°N 1.30917°E / 52.62222; 1.30917 (Carrow Road) [14]
City Ground Nottingham Forest's stadium, the City Ground Nottingham Forest Nottingham 1898 52°56′24″N 001°07′58″W / 52.94°N 1.13278°W / 52.94; -1.13278 (City Ground) [15]
City of Manchester Stadium The interior of the City of Manchester Stadium Manchester City Manchester 2003[16] 53°28′59″N 002°12′01″W / 53.48306°N 2.20028°W / 53.48306; -2.20028 (City of Manchester Stadium)
County Ground The Kingswood stand at the County Ground, Swindon Town F.C.'s stadium Swindon Town Swindon 1895 51°33′52″N 001°46′14″W / 51.56444°N 1.77056°W / 51.56444; -1.77056 (County Ground) [17]
Craven Cottage The cottage in the corner of Fulham's stadium, Craven Cottage Fulham London 1896 51°28′30″N 000°13′18″W / 51.475°N 0.22167°W / 51.475; -0.22167 (Craven Cottage) [4]
The Dell Southampton's stadium, The Dell Southampton Southampton 1898 2001 50°54′53″N 001°24′47″W / 50.91472°N 1.41306°W / 50.91472; -1.41306 (The Dell) [18]
DW Stadium
Formerly the JJB Stadium
View of an evening match at Wigan Athletic's DW Stadium Wigan Athletic Wigan 1999 53°32′51″N 002°39′15″W / 53.5475°N 2.65417°W / 53.5475; -2.65417 (DW Stadium) [19]
Elland Road Elland Road, Leeds United's stadium, East Stand to the right, South Stand to the left Leeds United Leeds 1897 53°46′40″N 001°34′20″W / 53.77778°N 1.57222°W / 53.77778; -1.57222 (Elland Road)
Emirates Stadium Inside Arsenal's current stadium, the Emirates Stadium Arsenal London 2006 51°33′18″N 000°06′31″W / 51.555°N 0.10861°W / 51.555; -0.10861 (Emirates Stadium) [20]
Ewood Park The Walker Steel stand at Ewood Park Blackburn Rovers Blackburn 1890 53°43′43″N 002°29′21″W / 53.72861°N 2.48917°W / 53.72861; -2.48917 (Ewood Park) [21]
Filbert Street Inside Leicester City's stadium, Filbert Street Leicester City Leicester 1891 2002 52°37′25″N 001°08′26″W / 52.62361°N 1.14056°W / 52.62361; -1.14056 (Filbert Street) [22]
Fratton Park The entrance to Portsmouth's stadium, Fratton Park Portsmouth Portsmouth 1898 50°47′47″N 001°03′50″W / 50.79639°N 1.06389°W / 50.79639; -1.06389 (Fratton Park) [23]
Goodison Park Inside Goodison Park, Everton's stadium Everton Liverpool 1892 53°26′20″N 002°57′59″W / 53.43889°N 2.96639°W / 53.43889; -2.96639 (Goodison Park) [24]
The Hawthorns Inside the stadium of West Bromwich Albion, The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich 1900 52°30′33″N 001°57′50″W / 52.50917°N 1.96389°W / 52.50917; -1.96389 (The Hawthorns) [25]
Highfield Road An entrance to Coventry City's former stadium, Highfield Road Coventry City Coventry 1899 2005 52°24′43″N 001°29′24″W / 52.41194°N 1.49°W / 52.41194; -1.49 (Highfield Road) [26]
Hillsborough Stadium The South Stand at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield 1899 53°24′41″N 001°30′02″W / 53.41139°N 1.50056°W / 53.41139; -1.50056 (Hillsborough Stadium)
KC Stadium Outside view of Hull City's KC Stadium Hull City Kingston upon Hull 2002 53°44′46″N 000°22′03″W / 53.74611°N 0.3675°W / 53.74611; -0.3675 (KC Stadium) [27]
Loftus Road Inside view of Queens Park Ranger's stadium, Loftus Road Queens Park Rangers
& Fulham
London 1904 51°30′33″N 000°13′56″W / 51.50917°N 0.23222°W / 51.50917; -0.23222 (Loftus Road) [4][28]
Madejski Stadium Inside Reading's Madejski Stadium Reading Reading 1998 51°25′20″N 000°58′58″W / 51.42222°N 0.98278°W / 51.42222; -0.98278 (Madejski Stadium)
Maine Road Inside Maine Road, Manchester City's former stadium Manchester City Manchester 1923 2003 53°27′04″N 002°14′07″W / 53.45111°N 2.23528°W / 53.45111; -2.23528 (Maine Road) [29]
Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium from inside Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton 1889 52°35′25″N 002°07′49″W / 52.59028°N 2.13028°W / 52.59028; -2.13028 (Molineux Stadium) [30]
Oakwell The North Stand of Barnsley F.C.'s Oakwell stadium Barnsley Barnsley 1887 53°33′08″N 001°28′03″W / 53.55222°N 1.4675°W / 53.55222; -1.4675 (Oakwell) [31]
Old Trafford The East Stand of Manchester United's stadium Old Trafford Manchester United Manchester 1910 53°27′47″N 002°17′29″W / 53.46306°N 2.29139°W / 53.46306; -2.29139 (Old Trafford) [32]
Portman Road The Cobbold Stand at Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium Ipswich Town Ipswich 1884 52°03′18″N 001°08′41″E / 52.055°N 1.14472°E / 52.055; 1.14472 (Portman Road)
Pride Park Stadium Derby County's Pride Park Stadium from the outside Derby County Derby 1997 52°54′54″N 001°26′50″W / 52.915°N 1.44722°W / 52.915; -1.44722 (Pride Park Stadium) [10]
Reebok Stadium Bolton Wanderer's Reebok Stadium during an evening match in 2006 Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1997 53°34′50″N 002°32′08″W / 53.58056°N 2.53556°W / 53.58056; -2.53556 (Reebok Stadium)
Riverside Stadium The gates at the entrance to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 1995 54°34′42″N 001°13′01″W / 54.57833°N 1.21694°W / 54.57833; -1.21694 (Riverside Stadium) [33]
Roker Park Sunderland's former stadium, Roker Park, in 1976 Sunderland Sunderland 1898 1997 54°55′17″N 001°22′32″W / 54.92139°N 1.37556°W / 54.92139; -1.37556 (Roker Park) [34]
St Andrew's The Tilton Road End of Birmingham City's St Andrew's stadium Birmingham City Birmingham 1906 52°28′33″N 001°52′05″W / 52.47583°N 1.86806°W / 52.47583; -1.86806 (St Andrew's Stadium) [35]
St James' Park Inside Newcastle United's stadium, St James' Park Newcastle United Newcastle 1892 54°58′32″N 001°37′18″W / 54.97556°N 1.62167°W / 54.97556; -1.62167 (St James' Park)
St Mary's Stadium View of the Northam Stand inside St Mary's Stadium, Southampton's ground Southampton Southampton 2001 50°54′21″N 001°23′28″W / 50.90583°N 1.39111°W / 50.90583; -1.39111 (St Mary's Stadium)
Selhurst Park The Holmesdale Stand from outside Selhurst Park, home to both Crystal Palace and Wimbledon Crystal Palace
& Wimbledon
London 1924 51°23′54″N 000°05′08″W / 51.39833°N 0.08556°W / 51.39833; -0.08556 (Selhurst Park)
Stadium of Light  North Stand of Sunderland's Stadium of Light Sunderland Sunderland 1997 54°54′52″N 001°23′18″W / 54.91444°N 1.38833°W / 54.91444; -1.38833 (Stadium of Light)
Stamford Bridge Aerial photograph of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Chelsea London 1877 51°28′54″N 000°11′28″W / 51.48167°N 0.19111°W / 51.48167; -0.19111 (Stamford Bridge)
Turf Moor The Bob Lord stand at Burnley's Turf Moor stadium Burnley Burnley 1883 53°47′21″N 2°13′49″W / 53.78917°N 2.23028°W / 53.78917; -2.23028 (Turf Moor)
The Valley Aerial view of The Valley, Charlton Athletic's stadium Charlton Athletic London 1919 51°29′11″N 000°02′11″E / 51.48639°N 0.03639°E / 51.48639; 0.03639 (The Valley)
Valley Parade Bradford City's stadium, Valley Parade Bradford City Bradford 1886 53°48′15″N 001°45′32″W / 53.80417°N 1.75889°W / 53.80417; -1.75889 (Valley Parade)
Vicarage Road The Rookery at Watford's stadium, Vicarage Road Watford Watford 1922 51°39′00″N 000°24′06″W / 51.65°N 0.40167°W / 51.65; -0.40167 (Vicarage Road)
Villa Park View from the top of the Holte End at Aston Villa's stadium, Villa Park Aston Villa Birmingham 1897 52°30′33″N 001°53′05″W / 52.50917°N 1.88472°W / 52.50917; -1.88472 (Villa Park)
Walkers Stadium Leicester City's stadium, the Walkers Stadium, from the inside Leicester City Leicester 2002 52°37′13″N 001°08′32″W / 52.62028°N 1.14222°W / 52.62028; -1.14222 (Walkers Stadium)
White Hart Lane Aerial photograph of Tottenham Hotspur's stadium, White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur London 1899 51°36′12″N 000°03′57″W / 51.60333°N 0.06583°W / 51.60333; -0.06583 (White Hart Lane) [36]

See also

References

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