or soccer in some parts of the world in its current form arose in England in
the middle of the 19th century. But varied versions of the game existed much
earlier. As a result most
of the oldest football stadiums can be traced to England.
football stadiums today.
5. Rodney parade
Officially opened in
1877, Rodney parade is not only the home of Newport County AFA but also of
Newport Rugby Club and Newport Gwent Dragons.
for the first time in 1876 when Newport played Cardiff in a rugby game. The
ground has a seating capacity of 8,700.
4. Stamford bridge
Commonly known as the
‘The bridge’ Stamford bridge hosts home matches for Chelsea FC. The stadium was
opened to public use on April 1877. It has a capacity of 41,798 and it’s the
8th largest in the premier league.
3. Tannadice park
operational since 1870 and has a seating capacity of 14,223.
2. Field mill one
Field mill one call Stadium
Known as the One Call
Stadium because of sponsorship, Field Mill claims second spot as the oldest
stadium hosted football matches as early as 1950 but it’s first recorded match
was in 1961.
home ground of Mansfield Town FC and has a seating capacity 9,189.
1. Bramall Lane
Built in 1855 Bramall
Lane stadium is the oldest stadium in the world still to be hosting national
and international football matches. Sheffield United football club calls it
first football match in 1862, Bramall lane Stadium was home to six different
cricket clubs including Wednesday cricket club which later became Sheffield
Wednesday Football club.
has a current seating capacity of 32,702.