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Elland Road

The British people are known for their love for sports. There are a few popular sports in England, including rugby, cricket, tennis, snooker, football and so on. FA Cup, Wimbledon and Derby are all major international sporting events. The enthusiasm on sports has led to the emergence of a large number of outstanding sports teams and many world-class stadiums. For fans, watching sporting events at a stadium is definitely exciting. On the other hand, for visitors who are also football fans, visiting the sports arena and feeling the excitement are happy, too. You can know the Elland Road well from the article.

Elland Road is a professional football stadium located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, which is the home stadium of Leeds United F.C.. It is the 13th largest football stadium in England and the largest outside the Premier League. The stadium has hosted FA Cup finals for many times, and it was selected as one of eight venues for the 1996 European Football Championship. In addition to football matches, Elland Road also hosted rugby matches and concerts.

Elland Road with a seating capacity of 37,900 spectators has four stands: the Revie Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand and the John Charles Stand. There is an electric scoreboard in one corner of the ground between the South & John Charles Stands.

Fans can go there by train at Leeds Railway Station, then you need take a taxi or shuttle bus to get there. There are hotels around the stadium. If you want to visit it, you need to plan well before you go.


As the six-largest football stadium in England, the Anfield stadium lies in Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, with a capacity of 54,074. Since the establishment of the Liverpool football club, the Anfield stadium has been used as the home of Liverpool football club from 1892. It consists of four stands, including Spion Kop, Main Stand, the Centenary Stand and Anfield Road. In 1952, the stadium accommodates the highest number of spectators – 61,905 at a game between Loverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Two gates of the stadium was named as Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley by the previous manager of Liverpool.

With a Shankly statue laying outside the football stadium, the football stadium is in the vicinity of Liverpool Lime Street railway station. The Main Stand of the Anfield stadium was expanded from Dec. 8, 2014, increasing the capacity to 54,074 and leaving it as one of the largest all-seat football stands in Europe. In addition to being used as grounds for some international matches, it also could be used as a place for some large-scale concerts and other large-scale activities.

London Stadium

Renowned as the Olympic stadium, the London stadium locates Marshgate Lane in the Lower Lea Valley at Stratford, London, England. For the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the football stadium was constructed to serve as a home stadium. In order to forge a multi-purpose stadium, the football stadium experienced another renovation. In Mar. 2012, the football stadium host the first public sports event, with a capacity of 80,000 for the 2012 Olympic games and the Paralympics. In addition to its regular tenants, the football stadium has been used to host several Rugby World Cup matches and single one test game for the tri-series between England Rugby League and New Zealand Rugby League.

Some Detail Information on the Stadium

After the fundamental construction having been dug out and cleared, the construction project of the stadium was began three month early. Besides, it also could be used as places for large-scale concerts, cricket and baseball for the sake of re-locatable seats and oval shape.

Emirates Stadium

Renowned as a football club stadium, the Emirates Stadium locates in London, England, with a capacity of more than 60,000. It’s widely taken as the third-largest football stadium after the Wembley Stadium and the Old Trafford. After the expansion planning was denied by Islington Council in 1997, Arsenal began to exploring the feasibility of relocating a new stadium. After a long time examination and weighing, they finally decided to purchase a new site and constructed a new stadium on the site. At a cost of £390 million, the Emirates Stadium was completed until 2006, mainly being sponsored by Emirates.

Emirates Stadium

The project was began from February 2004, with the guide of Sir Robert McAlpine. The first stage of demolition was accomplished in Mar. 2004. Since the completion of the project, many international competitions and large-scale concerts has been held in the renowned football stadium. In addition, many significant friendly games have been host in the stadium. The stadium was opened on Oct. 26, 2006 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Old Trafford

As the biggest football stadium of a club in the United Kingdom, Old Trafford locates in England, in the vicinity of a tram stop. Under the great honor of “The Theatre of Dreams” by Bobby Charlton, the Old Trafford has been used as United’s home from 1910. After several times expansion in the 1990s and 2000s, the stadium could accommodates about 80,000 as much as the original one. In the future, there may be another expansion for the present Old Trafford, raising the capacity of the football stadium to 95,000.

Renowned as a famous football stadium, the football stadium is constructed with four covered all-seat stands, of which the stands was divided into upper and lower sections. The south stands of the Old Trafford only has one tier for height restriction. The stadium features an about 105 meters long and 68 meters wide pitch. In addition, designers have designed a four-side run-off space for more easily water draining. In order to cope with bad various bad weather, under-soil heating system is paved under the pitch, greatly avoiding postponing incurred by snow and ice.