Quite astonishingly, this ground first opened its doors for a football match in 1883. It currently has a capacity of just over 21,000 and, considering that is around 25% of the town’s population, that is probably enough. While it is full of character and history, there is nothing too exciting about this ground and it is hardly known for its atmosphere. Plus it has open corners, not good in our book.
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Premier League is well known for its exciting football and passionate fans.
This combination is deserving of world-class stadiums and in 2017/18 we certainly have a variety, old and new, small and large.
West Ham have completed their first season in the London Stadium, Liverpool and Man City have developed stands and increased capacity while Tottenham are knocking down White Hart Lane and building a new arena from scratch.
The Stadium of Light (Sunderland), KCOM Stadium (Hull City) and Riverside (Middlesbrough) are no longer top-flight grounds after relegation. They are replaced by St James’ Park (Newcastle United), the Amex (Brighton and Hove Albion) and the John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield Town) in 2017/18.
So, what makes a great football ground?
It is a topic certain to cause debate, as it often does in talkSPORT towers, and we all have our own ideas and we have ranked each Premier League club stadium, from worst to first.
We take a combination of capacity, facilities, location, history, design and atmosphere, to come up with our top 20.
Starting with Burnley’s Turf Moor, click the right arrow, above, to see our ranking and comment with your thoughts below…