Premiership Grounds

The Premier League, which is often referred to as the ‘English Premier League’, is the highest level football league in England. It hosts 20 clubs, 3 of which are relegated from the bottom of the table each season, and at the top teams fight for the title, Champions League, and Europa League places.

The league was announced in 1992 as the ‘FA Premier League and has had a few sponsors since, including the most popular sponsor – Barclays in 2004 when the league was known as the ‘Barclays Premier League.

The premier league is known in many football fans’ eyes to be the most competitive league in the world, Whilst also remaining to be the richest league in the world. Over the years 50 different teams have played in the Premier League. The most recent being Brentford F.C in the 2021/22 season.

Stadium Stats

Stadium Year Opened Capacity Ave Attendance Record Attendance Record Attendance Match
Anfield
Liverpool FC
1884 53,394 53,053 61,905 Liverpool v Wolves (1952)
Carrow Road
Norwich City FC
1935 27,359 26,014 43,984 Norwich City v Leicester (1963)
Community Stadium
Brentford
2020 17,250 16,479 Brentford-Arsenal 13th August 2021
Elland Road
Leeds United
1897 37,792 34,033 57,892 Leeds v Sunderland (1967)
Falmer Stadium
Brighton & Hove Albion
2011 31,800 30,464 30,682 Brighton v Liverpool (2019)
Goodison Park
Everton FC
1892 39,414 38,780 78,299 Everton v Liverpool (1948)
King Power Stadium
Leicester City FC
2002 32,261 31,851 32,242 Leicester v Sunderland (2015)
London Stadium
West Ham United
2011 60,000 58,336 59,870 West Ham vs Man City (Aug 2019)
Molineux
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1889 32,050 31,030 61,315 Wolves v Liverpool (1939)
Old Trafford
Manchester United FC
1910 76,000 74,879 76,962 Wolves vs Grimsby Town (1939)
Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace FC
1924 25,486 25,455 51,801 Crystal Palace v Burnley (1979)
St James’ Park
Newcastle United FC
1892 52,305 51,121 68,386 Newcastle v Chelsea (1930)
St Mary’s
Southampton FC
2001 32,505 30,138 32,363 Southampton v Coventry (2012)
Stamford Bridge
Chelsea FC
1877 41,837 40,437 82,905 Cheslea v Arsenal (1935)
The Emirates
Arsenal FC
2006 60,704 59,899 60,161 Arsenal v Man United (2007)
The Etihad
Manchester City FC
2003 55,097 54,130 54,693 Manchester City v Leicester City (2016)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur
2019 62,850 57,342 61,104 Tottenham v Chelsea (2019)
Turf Moor
Burnley FC
1883 21,944 20,534 54,755 Burnley v Huddersfield (1924)
Vicarage Road
Watford FC
1922 22,200 20,016 34,099 Watford v Man United (1969)
Villa Park
Aston Villa FC
1897 42,095 36,029 76,588 Aston Villa v Derby County (1946)

Premier League Stadiums

Premier League stadiums have a pretty big impact on the way the match is played since every pitch has a different style. Most of the grounds tend to have the traditional ‘English’ shape which is rectangular that stands steep and tight to the pitch.

Sometimes other stadiums have different structures and have more of a modern bowl structure which is more popular since they can be used for multiple events such as concerts. Following the Hillsborough disaster, all of the top league stadiums must now be all-seater venues.

Since the 2021-22 season football has been played in 58 different stadiums in the league, each one has its own charm and unique features. The top stadiums have come a long way over the years most of them have had millions of pounds invested into them, Wembley stadium being the most expensive league stadium being worth £1 billion.

Ticket Prices

Stadium Season Ticket Price (Adult) Season Ticket Price (Conc) Season Ticket Price (Junior) Match Ticket Price (Adult) Match Ticket Price (Conc)
Arsenal £1014 – £2013 £437 – £437 £340 – £340 £26 – £95.5 £11.25 – £95.5
Aston Villa £370 – £684 £150 – £426 £70 – £288 £20 – £50 £10 – £32
Brentford £419 – £740 £309 – £580 £74 – £580 £35 – £45 £25 – £35
Brighton & Hove Albion £545 – £860 £370 – £530 £90 – £365 £35 – £52 £26 – £36
Burnley FC £319 – £650 £235 – £450 £95 – £270 £30 – £50 £22.5 – £40
Chelsea £595 – £940 £285 – £450 £285 – £450 £30 – £95 £18 – £27.5
Crystal Palace £408.32 – £701.05 £308.84 – £459.47 £250.11 – £355.26 £40 – £58 £28 – £45
Everton £420 – £565 £299 – £299 £95 – £149 £40 – £50 £35 – £35
Leeds United £508 – £710 £400 – £540 £72 – £194 £29 – £47 £23 – £31
Leicester City £365 – £850 £270 – £700 £30 – £425 £27 – £53 £25 – £46
Liverpool £685 – £869 £514 – £652 £165 – £165 £9 – £59 £9 – £44
Manchester City £299 – £1330 £200 – £1000 £140 – £665 £15 – £54 £10 – £45
Manchester United £532 – £950 £266 – £380 £190 – £190 £36 – £58 £22 – £28
Newcastle United £417 – £811 £340 – £667 £86 – £327 £32 – £43 £26 – £34
Norwich City £569.5 – £580.5 £375.5 – £414.5 £92.75 – £149.75 £38 – £48 £28 – £38
Southampton £399 – £899 £350 – £829 £150 – £899 £15 – £69 £15 – £69
Watford £438 – £567 £260 – £418 £38 – £156 £30 – £42 £18 – £28
West Ham United £320 – £1200 £160 – £1200 £99 – £1200 £30 – £80 £18 – £80
Wolverhampton Wanderers £549 – £733 £360 – £476 £85 – £180 £29 – £46 £17 – £26.5

About the league

The premier league has been a long-standing rebranding of 104-year-old English football first division, it was founded in 1992 and is now the richest football league in the world earning its 20 shareholders which are the teams that are in the league hundreds of millions each year.

Teams like Manchester United have a net worth close to £5 billion which is currently the highest-earning team in the premier league. The league season runs from mid-August to mid-May and each team plays home and away which gives 38 games in total.

The top 4 clubs each year will qualify for the UEFA champions league and the club that placed 5th will automatically qualify for the Europa League. The teams that end up in the bottom are replaced by the top two teams that won the championship and the winner of the championship playoffs,

The premier league has had many sponsors such as Barclays since 2001 and Carling since 1993, Manchester United are the record winners of the premier league since 1992 having won the league 13 times.

Team Stats

Team Year Founded Nickname Team Owner
Arsenal 1886 The Gunners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Aston Villa 1874 The Villans, The Villa, Villa Nassef Sawiris, Wes Edens
Brentford 1889 The Bees, The Reds Matthew Benham
Brighton & Hove Albion 1901 The Seagulls, The Albion Tony Bloom
Burnley FC 1882 The Clarets ALK Capital
Chelsea 1905 The Blues, The Pensioners Roman Abramovich
Crystal Palace 1905 The Eagles, The Glaziers Steve Parish, Joshua Harris, David S. Blitzer, Jeremy Hosking, Martin Long, Stephen Browett
Everton 1878 The Blues, The Toffees, The People’s Club Farhad Moshiri
Leeds United 1919 The Whites, United, The Peacocks Aser Group Holding
Leicester City 1884 The Foxes King Power International
Liverpool 1892 The Reds Fenway Sports Group
Manchester City 1880 The Citizens, City, The Sky Blues City Football Group
Manchester United 1902 The Red Devils Manchester United plc
Newcastle United 1892 The Magpies, Geordies Mike Ashley
Norwich City 1902 The Canaries, Yellows Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Southampton 1885 The Saints Gao Jisheng
Watford 1881 The Hornets, The Golden Boys, Yellow Army, The ‘Orns Gino Pozzo
West Ham United 1895 The Irons, The Hammers, The Academy Of Football David Sullivan & David Gold
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1877 Wolves, The Wanderers Fosun Internationa

The history of the premier league

The very first division of the league was founded in 1888 by the then director of Aston Villa, making it the oldest professional football league in the world. At the time no teams from London were included in the league it was predominantly a northern league the first London team didn’t join the league until 17 years later.

The league was actually suspended for the first 4 years during the First World War and was suspended for a further 7 seasons during the second world war, the top league teams started to play in Europe and by the ’80s the English top division had created a name for themselves overseas by producing the best and most successful teams on the continent.

In 1992 all of the first division teams resigned to join the new premier league since the league would now be able to negotiate their own TV deals and sponsorship arrangements since they convinced them it would enable England’s top clubs to compete across Europe.

Sir Alex Fergurson is the most successful manager to date, with 13 league titles whilst also being the longest-serving manager. He has been manager of Manchester United since 1986 where he then later retired in 2013 after 27 years of management.

Summary

All in all the premier league is the best football league in England, with some of the highest-ranking players and teams.

They have been around for over 100 years and have had over 50 clubs join them in that time, making them the biggest football league In the world.

They are continuing to grow as a league and will continue growing for many years to come.

As the Founder of Away Grounds, I love travelling to watch football matches throughout the UK. I play soccer for Leigh Genesis FC and support Man Utd. I set up Away Grounds with the desire to share my passion for football with other like-minded footy fans. When travelling to away fixtures there was not enough information on a football away days guide so we have set up to bridge this gap. I apologise when I use the term "Soccer" but we have some US followers also lol