Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that. Scottish ex-footballer Bill Shankley perfectly sums up how football is experienced across the Channel. Therefore it is not surprising that you will find the most beautiful football stadiums in England. In these beautiful temples, a religious service is often performed several times a week in front of tens of thousands of devotees. We have made for you an overview of the most beautiful football stadiums in England. These are all extremely suitable for a wonderful football weekend with your friends.
Old Trafford – Manchester United
The home of Manchester United is considered by many football fans as the football temple par excellence. Since it was already built in 1910 and can accommodate no fewer than 76,312 football fans, this is not surprising. Legendary players such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo scored unforgettable goals. Last season things went a little less under Louis Van Gaal, but since José Mourinho took over from him, things are going in the right direction again. Besides our compatriots Memphis Depay and Daley Blind you can also admire world stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney. In addition, Old Trafford is one of the most beautiful football stadiums in England.
The Emirates Stadium – Arsenal
Numerous football clubs play in London: Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham, among others. But Arsenal are without a doubt the most popular team in the city. Since 2006, the Gunners have played their games at The Emirates Stadium and no longer in Saint Highbury. 60,338 fans see Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Özil and Petr Cech at work every week, and Dennis Bergkamp and Robin Van Persie, among others, have caused a furore here in the past.
St. James’ Park – Newcastle United
The most beautiful football stadiums in England can be found not only in the Premier League, but also in the second division. St. James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyme was built way back in 1880! Twelve years later, Newcastle United made it its home ground, which can seat 52,354 supporters at every game. Newcastle is also a great place for a wonderful football weekend with your friends.
Anfield – Liverpool FC
You’ll never walk alone in Anfield Road. What many do not know, however, is that Liverpool’s city rivals Everton originally played their home games here. Only in 1892 (8 years after construction) this is the permanent stadium of The Reds. Should you decide to go, you should try and get your hands on a ticket at The Kop, where you’ll find the most ardent supporters. When you’re singing You’ll Never Walk Alone between them, you will undoubtedly get goosebumps. Moreover, since the arrival of Jürgen Klopp, the team is finally doing well again. Under his leadership and with the help of swinging samba players such as Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, every match is a feast for the eyes. Just like Anfield, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful football stadiums in England.
In addition to these football temples, there are many others to admire. Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, West Ham’s brand new Boleyn Ground or Fulham’s extremely cozy Craven Cottage. Cities such as London, Manchester and Liverpool are also ideal for a great football weekend with your friends. Let us know in the comments which stadium you like best!