It’s great to cheer with the Liverpool supporters or enjoy the atmosphere at big clubs like Manchester United or Arsenal. But you can also enjoy real English football at relatively smaller clubs in the Premier League. These are five underrated Premier League stadiums that will surprise you.
Classic and traditional
With seventeen football clubs, London is the football capital of Europe. Next season, seven of those clubs will play in the Premier League, including Crystal Palace in the beautiful Selhurst Park. This stadium in south London breathes football and has great details that make a match visit extra special. Selhurst Park is in the middle of a residential area, as it traditionally should be. You enter the stadium through small gates in a brick wall, which give the stadium a classic look. You can sit very close to the field. So close that you can smell the grass and see the action happening right in front of you. Or you can sit higher in the stands for a great overview of the game and the atmosphere areas. In the background you can see the houses surrounding the stadium. A stadium to dream of!
Catch a game at before it’s too late
The ‘You Never Walk Alone’ at Liverpool is definitely something every football fan has to experiece once in his life, but don’t exclude neighbor Everton. The blue club of Liverpool has built up a huge fanatical fan base over the years that makes the stands move up and down every home. It’s be there and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Everton have been playing at Goodison Park since 1892, which is within walking distance of the city center. More top-level matches have been played in the stadium than in any other English stadium. But soon Everton is moving. From the 2024-2025 season, The Toffees will move to Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium, a new stadium in the port of Liverpool. Make sure you are on time to catch a game at Goodison Park before it’s too late.
One of the best Premier League Stadiums
Leeds United is back at the highest level and that means Premier League football at Elland Road. The stadium ranks fourteenth in terms of largest capacity in England and carries a great history. It therefore certainly deserves to host football matches on the highest stage. Elland Road has experienced all the historic highlights of Leeds United. Three league titles, two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups and the Championship title in 2020. Leeds is a club that counts and you will notice that when you visit Elland Road. Leeds fans are absolutely Premier League worthy and will be shouting their club to victory this season more than ever before.
Sing along to ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’
The sixth place of last year has been good for West Ham United supporters. It meant the highest ranking since 1996 and history being written at the London Stadium. After the move from Boleyn Ground to the new stadium, the supporters had to get used to the new stands, but slowly it feels more and more like their home.
After the summer break, the fans can finally visit the games again. Then West Ham supporters will wear the Claret and Blue with pride and sing along to ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’. The Hammers have one of the most fanatical supporters groups in England and the current strong performances are creating a positive atmosphere in East London. Next season, they can admire Europa League matches in one of the newest Premier League stadiums; the London Stadium. It will be a great atmosphere at West Ham United, as it used to be at Boleyn Ground.
Meet the true fans of Southampton
If you want to combine a match in London with a visit to another city, you can go to Southampton for more football. A train journey of two hours takes you to southern England, where you’ll find St Mary’s Stadium. An impressive stadium with space for more than 32,000 visitors and a perfect destination for a (short) football trip.
On match days, there is a lively atmosphere around St. Mary’s Stadium. In the district of the stadium you will find several pubs where the local fans gather before the game, like the supporters pub The Painted Wagon. Here you will meet the true fans of Southampton, who always keep coming to the club, despite the lack of success and the sale of many players,. They are born as Southampton supporters, learn to live with it and come to St Mary’s Stadium until they die. It is an unconditional love that you will experience in the stands, where you will be included in the group. And then – after a win or a loss – you return with everybody to the pub.
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