92 Football Grounds


5 of the 92


Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham FC

Priestfield Stadium underwent extensive redevelopment during the late 1990s, which brought the capacity down from nearly 20,000 to a current figure of 11,582. All stands have been re-constructed since 1997, although one is still only of a temporary uncovered nature. This houses the away fans. The Medway Stand runs alongside the pitch and offers a fantastic view of the action from all areas, as does the Rainham End behind the goal. The Gordon Road stand running parallel to the Medway Stand, was the first to be redeveloped and comes complete with approximately 8 pillars, all arranged to block your view, if you're toward the back, of at least one of the goals.

Portman Road, Ipswich Town FC

Portman Road has a current capacity of 30,311 after redevelopment in the early 2000's of both North and South stands. In the past ten years, statues of both Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson have been unveiled outside the stadium. The North Stand was renamed in honour of former manager Bobby Robson before a game with Newcastle United in September 2009. There are very few bad seats in the house and there's generally a very good atmosphere.

Old Trafford, Manchester United FC

With space for 76,212 spectators, Old Trafford has the second largest capacity of any English football stadium after Wembley, the third largest of any stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh largest in Europe. It is one of two stadia in the country to have been given a five-star rating by UEFA. It offers unrestricted views from all areas and, although high up, the view from the top of the third tier is something quite special. It's a traditional football stadium and on European nights especially, the atmosphere is unrivalled.

Anfield, Liverpool FC

Anfield is a traditional football ground situated in amongst rows of houses. The statue of Bill Shankly together with the Paisley gateway, You'll never walk alone gates and the Hillsborough memorial make the outside just as special as the inside. The Kop and the Main Stand are both single tiered whilst the Centenary Stand and Anfield Road end have two tiers. The main stand does however have a number of pillars. The Kop on a European night is very special. Although, everyone stands for the whole game so be ready to only sit down at half time!

The New Den, Millwall FC

The New Den has an all seated capacity of just over 20,000 although when it was originally built, the plan was to have a seating capacity of between 25,000 to 30,000. Unfortunately, Millwall could not meet the additional cost but given their average attendances of around the 10,000 mark over the past few years, it would appear 20k is sufficient. All four stand are very similar with two tiers and identical height. There are no bad views from any seat within the stadium but advice I'm given is to sit in the upper tiers.


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