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Top five: Football stadiums in England

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In this list I will reveal what I believe are the top five stadiums in England.

I will take into account capacity, facilities and appearance of the stadium.

5. Stadium of Light - Sunderland

The Stadium of Light is the home of Sunderland Football Club in the Premier League. It was built in 2000 and was rated as one of the best grounds in England by UEFA. The ground has a capacity of 49,000. The Stadium of Light was given it's name due to the historical mining activities that took place there.

4. St. James' Park - Newcastle Utd

St. James' Park is located in Upon Tyne, Newcastle, and sits in the city centre of it's home club, Newcastle. Newcastle have had good and bad season's in recent years, but their Stadium has always been among the best in England. It has a capacity of 52,000 but there have been plans to extend the Ground to 60,000 in the future. Matches were played there in the 2012 London Olympics and St. James' Park will be a stadium in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

3. The Emirates stadium - Arsenal

Home of one of the most successful clubs in England, Arsenal. It is located in North London and has a capacity of 60,000. Arsenal moved there from Highbury in 2006 which had a capacity of 38,419. The build of the Emirates is believed to have cost around €390million. The Stadium has hosted some international matches and Brazil have used it many times.

2. Old Trafford - Manchester Utd

Located in Manchester, and home to champions, Manchester United . It is the second largest Ground in England, and the largest club Stadium. Old Trafford was built back in 1910, and has a capacity of 75,765. It was a venue for the 1996 FIFA World Cup and hosted the 2003 Champions League final.

1. Wembley Stadium 

Wembley is the home of the England national team. It is the biggest stadium in England and the second largest in Europe, trailing the Nou Camp in Barcelona. It was opened in 2007, in London, prior to it's demolition for renovation in 2003. It is also a neutral ground for finals such as the Capital One Cup, FA cup, Johnstones Paint Trophy and the Community Shield. It also hosts both FA Cup semi-finals. Wembley has a capacity of 90,000 and some of the best Stadium facilities in England.

 

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