The city of London, with its enticing beauty, is an amazing tourism destination around the world. London is home to the biggest football stadiums in England – from the Emirates Stadium to the Wembley Stadium, the newest Spurs Stadium, and more.
Ever wondered what it feels like finding a perfect seat at the Old Trafford Stadium or even learning more about the club’s history and “glories”? Superb experience!
Let’s delve into what we’ve got for you – our top 5 stadiums in London:
Wembley Stadium is recognized as the second largest in the European continent and the largest sports stadium in the UK. In addition to its recognition as the standard playing venue of England’s national team, it also hosts the annual FA Cup final, and more. Amazingly, Wembley boosts NO obstructed views from all its viewing angles.
The new Wembley Stadium officially opened on the 19th of May 2007 – the old one got demolished in 2003. Although Wembley stands detached from its rivalries, it can easily be recognized – courtesy of its iconic 133-meter tall arch.
The 90,000 seaters stadium hosted the 2011 Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United (3-1), and also the 2013 Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Highbury, Arsenal’s old stadium lacked the possibilities for expansion and hence, was replaced by the Emirates. The Emirates Stadium, that was officially opened on the 23rd of July 2006, can accommodate about 60,361 spectators.
Although the Emirates Stadium has got a large space for spectators, it has never hosted England’s national team due to competition of nearby Wembley Stadium. However, it has been a regular meeting place for friendly matches among the Brazilian national team.
A tour ticket to the Emirates Stadium will grant you access to the changing rooms, players’ tunnels, and also areas not accessible to the public. Also, your ticket grants access to the Emirates Museum where you get to see iconic items such as George’s FA Final Cup shirt from 1971 and more.
The home ground of Chelsea F.C., Stamford Bridge was officially launched on the 28th of April 1877. After some decades, a few reconstructions had taken place – new terraces were built at the Shed End, and also the West Stand.
A tour to this stadium will give you exciting insights into the club’s history, plus access to dressing rooms, players’ tunnel, and spaces reserved for officials. Also, you will discover more about the club’s evolution at the Chelsea Museum – an innovation of technology.
Interestingly, this stadium used to accommodate 100,000 spectators but at the moment, it’s down to about 41,837 seats.
If you’re planning a visit to the South-Western part of London, then you must consider spending some moment at Stamford Bridge. I can bet that if you were a die-hard Chelsea fan, this home ground will give you goosebumps.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Spurs White Lane ground was destroyed so the new 62,062-seater can be built. The long-awaited Stadium is the first in the world to feature a dividing, retractable football pitch. In addition to this, it is also the first outside the United States to be designed to host NFL games – courtesy of its retractable synthetic turf.
The Spurs Stadium is a home of modern science and beauty!