Football 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.
Here are the oldest football stadiums today.

5. Rodney parade

Rodney parade

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. 
The stadium was used 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

Stamford bridge

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

Tannadice park

Tannadice park

Located in Dundee Scotland, Tannadice park is the home ground of Dundee United FC.
The stadium has been operational since 1870 and has a seating capacity of 14,223.

2. Field mill one call Stadium

Field mill one call Stadium

Field mill one call Stadium

Known as the One Call Stadium because of sponsorship, Field Mill claims second spot as the oldest football ground.
There are reports that stadium hosted football matches as early as 1950 but it's first recorded match was in 1961.
The stadium is the home ground of Mansfield Town FC and has a seating capacity 9,189.

1. Bramall Lane

Bramall Lane

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 their home.
Prior to hosting its 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.
Bramall lane stadium has a current seating capacity of 32,702.