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The historic football fields caused nostalgic feelings for the British

English football is developing in such a dizzying speed, many new stadiums are built to meet the increasing demand for capacity and playing conditions. However, English football fans are often nostalgic about the old stadiums, which store the history, memories, glory and failure of the club they love.

  1. Highbury (Arsenal, 1913-2006)

Arsenal fans around Highbury Stadium in their last derby with Tottenham there in March 2006. This is Arsenal’s home ground since 1913, located in North London and has a capacity of 38,419 seats.

After closing Highbury, Arsenal held an auction to sell parts of the stadium. The money was used to build an apartment complex called “Highbury Square”. Farewell to Highbury, Arsenal moved to the new Emirates Stadium.

  1. Maine Road (Manchester City, 1923-2003)

For a long time in history, the Maine Road was the largest pitch in England. In existence from 1923-2003, Maine Road has always been remembered as the legendary stadium of English football.

The demolition of the stadium began in late 2003 and lasted about 10 months. Along with that is the team switch to play in City of Manchester (later changed to Etihad Stadium).

  1. The Dell (Southampton, 1898-2001)

The Dell has been Southampton’s home ground since 1898. By 1950, The Dell was the first stadium in England to have a lighting system installed for matches taking place at night.

In the 1993/94 season, with a capacity of only 15,000 seats, The Dell was the smallest stadium in England.

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Emirates – Fortress of victories

Emirates – Fortress of victories

With a capacity of 60,355 people, Emirates is the second largest football field in the UK after Old Trafford of MU and third largest in the UK.
Emirates, formerly known as Ashburton Grove, is located in Holloway, London. The yard opened in July 2006. The former name Ashburton Grove was named after the street in which the stadium was located. Then, in October 2004, the stadium was renamed Emirates after an airline in the UK.

The stadium looks like a bowl with four floors, including the roof. The pitch design team is the leading architects of HOK Sport (now renamed Populous), AYH construction consultant, and engineering firm Buro Happold.
The pitch is 105 meters long and 68 meters wide, while Arsenal’s Highbury home is only 100 meters long and 66.7 meters wide. The players’ tunnels to the pitch and the main cameras of the TV stations hidden on the sidelines are designed and built exactly like Highbury before.

The away team fans were seated in the southeast corner of the field, the lower row of seats. This area ranges from 1,500 to 4,500 seats behind the south golf bridge, and on the floor directly above the course management can also provide an additional 4,500 seats to the away team fans, depending on the match. match.

The upper floors leave plenty of open space at the corners for the stadium, and the pitch roof is slanted diagonally inwards.

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The renowed Old Trafford of MU – the stadium of dreams (part 02)

MU Stadium was officially published in 1910. The construction cost is extremely large which is up to 60,000 pounds. In the years 1911 and 1915, this “Theater of Dreams” was chosen as the venue to host the FA Cup final match.
In 1996, Old Trafford hosted the Euro semi-finals in England. Currently, this stadium has always been the venue for many big soccer matches, attracting a lot of fans.
Old Trafford – The home ground of the Red Devils of Manchester
MU is a rich traditional team. The achievement of the dense team stood out in the land of fog. Old Trafford Stadium has always been the place to witness the most passionate and exciting football atmosphere in the Premier League.
This 100-year-old stadium has witnessed MU’s entire development. Old Trafford has been associated with the Manchester red devil since birth. So far, this place has attracted many world tourists who want to visit, admire and enjoy the top match at this yard.
Size of Old Trafford stadium
After getting a clue of the general information as well as the history of the yard, let’s come to the specific parameters of this famous Old Trafford yard size.
Design details of Old Trafford
MU’s stadium is 105 × 68 (m) in size with FIFA standards. The design of the courtyard includes a covered sitting stands. 3 open-faced standing stands are also fitted with a flat roof. The sturdy support post is designed below.

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The renowed Old Trafford of MU – the stadium of dreams (to be continued)

MU’s Stadium, which gets the name of Old Trafford, is known to be one of the most modern stadiums in the world. This is considered as one of the most famous football stadiums in the world. Being known as the “theater of dreams”, this stadium always attracts various visitors to come and spectate fantastic plays. Let’s get to know some interesting facts and more insightful details about this renowned football field!
Overall image about MU stadium


The name Old Trafford has been associated with the history of formation and development of MU. This place has undergone many ups and downs and heroic achievements of MU. Here, readers, join us to find out the most general information about Manchester United Stadium. Thereby you can get a better understanding of this famous old football field.
Introducing the Old Trafford stadium
Old Trafford is the home stadium of the famous English football club Manchester United. Old Trafford’s capacity is up to 75,635 people. This is the second largest football field in the United Kingdom, just stands behind Wembley and ranked the 9th in Europe.

Old Trafford has never dropped its name from the list of the world’s most modern, most beautiful, large-scale stadiums. This stadium is also known as the “Theater of Dreams”.
This name was coined by the legendary Bobby Charlton for the pitch. This is the place where many extravagant football events take place. It can be said that this stadium witnesses the daily development of the Manchester United team. Every time the red devil of Manchester plays, Old Trafford is fullfilled with the red color of MU fans.

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Anfield Stadium – The home of Liverpool

Anfield Stadium is a football stadium in Anfield, Liverpool city, Merseyside, England. Built in 1884, it has been the home ground for the Liverpool club since the football team was founded in 1892. Originally it was built on the purpose of being the home ground of Everton from 1884 to 1891 before they moved to Goodison Park after a controversy with the club president.

  1. General
    The pitch is divided into four sections: Spion Kop, Main Stand, Sir Kenny Dalglish (Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand, formerly known as Centenary Stand) and Anfield Road stands (Anfield Road), with the total capacity of approximately 54,074, making it the 7th largest football stadium in England. The record in terms of participation, which at that time was up to 61,905 fans was set in the 1952 match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The stadium was reduced in capacity in 1994 due to the Taylor Report.

Some of the stadium’s famous buildings with the special structure of two gates named after two former Liverpool coaches Bob Paisley Gate and Bill Shankly Gate. There is also a statue of Shankly on the outside of the stadium. The yard is 3 km from Liverpool Lime Street train station. It was first intended that in 2002 it would be replaced by a new stadium next to Stanley Park. However, after Fenway Sports Group acquired Liverpool F.C. in 2010, the plan did not turn out to be real.

Anfield is a UEFA stadium which has been chosen to host many international matches, including those from England. The court was also used in the Euro 1996 finals. It was originally used in many activities, such as boxing matches and tennis.

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Argentina and the fear of height in La Paz’s stadium

Not only Argentina but also many teams in South America have had to be terrified many times when they took part in La Paz’s stadium in Bolivia. This is a long-standing stadium with an altitude of 3,600m above sea level with thin air, many football teams could not get used to this kind of weather as well as the climate then soon be exhausted.

However, Bolivia did not take advantage of this for a long time because the South American teams are quite experienced.
Argentina is probably the team that felt the most terrible horror of this dangerous La Paz because they have rarely been able to win every time they come here. Remember at Maradona’s World Cup 2010 qualifier, Argentina lost painfully 1-6 and they were really close to saying goodbye to this tournament if they did not successfully defeated Peru 2-1 in the decisive match.
Maradona once said that the unusual climatic conditions in La Paz quickly made most of the football players exhausted. And when being tired of playing, no one can play at their full energy. Meanwhile, Bolivia is quite familiar with this weather condition and always plays well in La Paz.

Being built in the capital La Paz, the Hernando Siles stadium’s capacity is 41,000 spectators. At 3,657 meters above sea level, this is one of the tallest stadiums in the world. FIFA used to ban this stadium from organizing matches during the World Cup qualifiers in 2007 because the thin atmosphere here made it difficult for the players and the visitors. They often fall into a state of lack of oxygen to breathe. However, after the Bolivian government’s strong reaction, FIFA had to cancel the decision.

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Why have football leagues in Europe been so rarely delayed due to snow? (Part 02)

In 1958, Everton owners flipped almost all the grounds of Goodison Park, then installed … 30km of power cord below with the total cost of £ 16,000 (equivalent to more than £ 300,000. at the moment).
The cost is huge, but the system quickly proves effective, although there are still many problems, such as its drainage system needs to be improved after snow and ice being thawed.

Until the mid-1960s – 70s did the system begin to become more popular. Arsenal installed it in 1964, while Leeds United followed in 1968. Old Trafford also had 29.6km of the stadium being installed heating system.
Today, many of Europe’s top leagues require their teams to install a heating systems. Almost all teams in the Bank of England have a heating system installed below the grass.
In Germany – a country with wetter weather, the heating system is a must-have item for teams in both the Bundesliga National Championships and the other second-ranked teams.
However, specific in the Premier League, this rule is something not compulsory.
Many small teams do not install a heating system as there is nothing committed for them to be able to compete in the higher level in the UK for a long time.

The effect is not “profound”
Heating is not everything. If the snow does melt in time, the stadium staff still have to come in to clear the snow directly. And under many cases, the match even had to be postponed because the snow was too thick.

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Why have football leagues in Europe been so rarely delayed due to snow? (to be continued)

Most countries in Europe feature cold weather, especially in winter. They have rarely postponed any games despite the fact that playing under the snow might bring great risks. Actually everything has its own reasons.
Since football gradually became a commercial sport and it costs the audience an arm and a leg to watch it, therefore the coaches realized how much money they can lost if any matches are postponed.

This forced football organizers to quickly come up with a solution about how to deal with snow on the ground while football matches take place.
Many solutions have been proposed. There have even been football teams deciding to install giant water pipes under the yard and then keep hot water running through them. It is an extremely expensive solution, however not effective at all.
And finally, under-soil heating technology – a system to help keep football stadiums from getting too much snow or frost on their surface during winters has been put into reality, which marked a great milestone throughout the development of an entire industry.

The introduction of underground heating

Everton may not be the most powerful club in history, however, they do have their own pride. For example, Goodison Park – their home ground – is the first stadium which was installed with the “under-soil heating” in the world.

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TOP SECRETS WHICH YOU MIGHT BARELY KNOW ABOUT SPORTS STADIUMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD (PART 02)

  1. The food stall is not very clean
    All stadiums have their own food and drink stalls with the viewing to serving all of the spectators coming to watch sports. However, an investigation made by ESPN sports TV channel recently showed that these food stalls here are not clean at all.
    They showed different footages of the staff working and cooking in here with their hands being not washed, dirty machines, cockroaches climbing on the soda machines … All seem to be common to be seen in any food stalls of stadiums. Although there have been no cases of any diseases spreading in these stadiums, according to ESPN’s survey of 107 stadiums in North America, there are 28% of these stadiums having been violated at least once the food safety and hygiene regulation.

4. The heavy impact these stadiums have made on the environment:
Forbes Magazine pointed out that major sporting events taking place around the world – especially the Olympics – often made a huge negative impact on the environment.

These major events often leave the environment with tons of waste, consume an enormous source of electricity and water. In addition, carbon emissions is another serious problem for our planet.
This is clearly one of the tough issues which the government needs to solve in the near future.

5. Some do not comply with fire safety regulations:

In addition to the fact that many stadiums feature special construction designs that make them difficult to comply with the fire safety regulations, even some old stadiums often do not have some necessary equipment.
Although today, many stadiums have started to pay more attention to this issue, there are still some exceptional cases.

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TOP SECRETS WHICH YOU MIGHT BARELY KNOW ABOUT SPORTS STADIUMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD

You might not know that stadiums all over the world sometimes bear many surprising secrets which will not be unfolded if you are not staff who works for them.

  1. Built on landfill sites

There are a lot of sports stadiums nowadays which were built on old landfill sites, for example, Comiskey Park stadiums or Giants stadium in New Jersey (America).

Therefore, it comes as no surprise if you find numerous types of rubbish lying right down this stadium. At first glance, it may be a good idea to reuse old landfill sites. However, there are a lot of comments which showed disapprovals to these stadiums as they might make a huge impact on the health of athletes in a negative way, as well as spectators heading for them.

In 1990, Washing Post newspaper reports that 4 athletes of the New York Giant rugby team were infected with cancer, and it is stranger that their diseases recurred at the same period. This is considered to be phenomenal and there are not few people thought that this was because they did a lot of rehearsals on the stadium built on the former landfill site.

However, this is just a baseless hypothesis.

2. Permanent sniper team

Nowadays, the majority of stadiums all around the world thrive to strengthen their security by having sniper teams on some possible spots.
This seems to have become a standard and a compulsory security factor, especially during special events having the presence of national heads of state, politicians or celebrities.