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Top 10 Biggest stadiums in London ranked 2024

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Stadiums in London are some of the most beautiful in the United Kingdom.

London is famously known for its collection of teams in the English Premier League, with beautiful venues that have continued to attract fans across the globe.

 

Apart from the beautiful monument, tall skyscrapers and the Full Day Windsor, The Stadiums of London are the next destination for tourists within and outside the country.

 

Ranking the Top 10 biggest stadiums in London 2024:

 

1. Wembley Stadium (90,000)

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Wembley Stadium (Wembley Stadium connected by EE for sponsorship reasons) is the national stadium of England, one of the world’s most famous venues and home to the English Football Association (FA).

 

The all-seater Wembley Stadium has a seating capacity of 90,000, making it the largest stadium in the United Kingdom and the second-largest stadium in Europe.

 

 

Famously known for its architecture, the Wembley Stadium is a multi-sports venue in the United Kingdom used as a venue for sporting and non-sporting activities, including concerts and tours. 

 

The stadium hosts some of the biggest football games involving the English Men’s National Team and other important competitions like the FA Cup Final, Champions League Final and selection International games.

 

By design, it has a 134-metre-high (440 ft) Wembley Arch that is part of the stadium’s retractable roof, often seen as one of the architectural attractions of London.  Wembley does have retractable (two partially) roofs covering the playing surface. 

Read: Top 10 Biggest Stadiums in England

 

2. Twickenham Stadium – 82,000

Twickenham Stadium is one of the architectural wonders of London. It is the largest rugby union-specific stadium in the world, which continues to attract thousands of fans and rugby lovers around the globe.

 

 

The Twickenham Stadium has a capacity of 82,000 people. It is owned by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the English rugby union governing body and serves as the association’s headquarters. The stadium is home to the England National Rugby Union Team.

 

Although the Twickenham was designed for rugby union matches, it can also host American Football games.

 

Built in 1907, the Twickenham Stadium is one of the oldest sports venues in the United Kingdom, having a century-old history around it.

 

Outside of rugby union matches it is a venue for global tours and concerts by top stars in the United Kingdom and North America.

 

 

3. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – (62,850)

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The Tottenham Hotspur stadium, replacing White Hart Lane, is the third-largest stadium in London and the second-largest football stadium in the Premier League, with a seating capacity 62,850.

 

The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium was designed to be a multi-purpose stadium. 

 

By architecture, it features the world’s first dividing, retractable football pitch, which reveals a synthetic turf field underneath. As per the club owners, it was specifically designed to accommodate NFL Games, which would drive more revenue for the club.

 

This unique feature reveals the beauty of the stadium for other events like concerts and Tours.

 

It has four stands (North, South, East and West Stands). It is also the first Premier League stadium to include rail seating for fans. The new stadium is about four times the size of the old White Hart Lame.

 

4. London Stadium – 62,500

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The London Stadium, formerly the Olympic Stadium, is an iconic sporting facility and entertainment centre and one of the major tourist attractions of London. 

 

 

According to the theme of the stadium, it is a venue that aims to bring fans closer to music, sport and entertainment in a world-class environment that would not be forgotten in a hurry.

 

Indeed, the London stadium offers more than a sporting experience. But it is an unforgettable treat from some top entertainers across the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.

 

It hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics. It was, however, renovated for multi-purpose use and has been the home ground for Premier League club West Ham United since 2016.

 

5. Emirates Stadium – 60,260

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The Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC of the Premier League, is one of the most frequently visited football stadiums in the world. The seating capacity of 60,704 makes it the fourth-largest football stadium in England.

 

The Emirates Stadium, often called the Ashburton Grove, is a UEFA Category 4 stadium and frequently hosts UEFA football matches involving Arsenal FC.

 

Indeed, its architecture makes it one of the most beautiful sporting facilities in London. It consists of a four-tiered bowl with translucent polycarbonate roofing over the stands. 

 

The Emirates has one of the highest ticket prices in the Premier League and constantly receives thousands of fan ticket orders yearly and during pandemics.

 

Arsenal’s model as one of the business-minded sporting brands in the world has seen the Emirates Stadium become a top destination for other activities outside sports. It is used for conference meetings, music concerts and Tours.

 

It is also a significant destination for selected international football games.

 

6. Stamford Bridge – 41,837

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The Stanford Bridge is amongst the famous grounds in the Premier League, home to the Chelsea football club. The stadium has a capacity of 41,837 seats.

 

Chelsea’s emergence on the European continent and the competition in the domestic scene makes them the Pride of London.

 

The Stanford Bridge is currently the ninth-largest football stadium in the English Premier League. The Bridge is an all-seater Stadium with four stands, officially known as the Matthew Harding Stand (North), the East Stand, The Shed End (South) and the West Stand. It is a UEFA Category 4 stadium.

7. Lord’s Cricket Ground – (31,100)

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The Lord’s Cricket Ground, sometimes called the Home of Cricket, is one of the oldest stadiums in London. It was established in 1814.

 

The Lord’s Cricket Ground in London has a capacity of 31,100 seats and is home to the England and Wales Cricket Board. It is one of few sporting facilities in the United Kingdom with a solid history.

 

Although cricket is not the most popular sport in London, this stadium continues to draw large crowds across the United Kingdom and beyond.

 

8. The Oval – 27,500

 

The Oval or Kia Oval, for sponsorship reasons, is the second-largest Cricket stadium in the United Kingdom. Established in 1845, it has a capacity of 27,500 seats.

 

The Oval is not only a sporting facility. It is also designed to host other activities like conferences and business events.

 

9. The Valley – 27,111

The Valley is a sports stadium located in Charlton, London. It has a capacity of 27,111 and is home to Charlton Athletic Football Club.

 

The Valley Stadium in London has four stands, namely (The Covered End, Alan Curbishley Stand, West Stand, and Jimmy Seed Stand).

 

10. Selhurst Park – 25,486

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Selhurst Park is one of the famous grounds in the EPL. It is a football stadium in Selhurst in the London Borough of Croydon.

 

The Selhurst Park stadium was opened in 1924. It has a capacity of 25,486 seats and is home to Crystal Palace Football Club. 

 

The Selhurst Park stadium has four stands, namely the Holmesdale Road Stand, Arthur Wait Stand, Main Stand and Whitehorse Lane Stand.

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