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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.