The history of the World most popular game is important for any serious football fan. The beautiful game has been played for centuries. Therefore, the past is crucial for anybody to understand the sport better. We want to turn our attention to some of the earliest soccer venues. It is expected that when the name ‘Old’ is mentioned, fans will be looking out for famous venues like Old Trafford. The name ‘Old’ makes it sound very old but the reality is very different. The home of Barcelona Nou Camp is also a very old venue but it does not make the list. Let us take a look at top 6 oldest Stadiums in the World.
6. Stamford Bridge- 1877
Stamford Bridge has been the home of Chelsea Football Club since 1877 when it was completed. However, Blues fans will have to say goodbye to the ground because the club is planning to build new Stadium in a new location. The current stadium Capacity is 41, 663. The latest news indicates the new home might not come sooner than expected because all plans have been put on hold. The owner Roman Abramovich has in recent weeks withdrew his UK visa application for unknown reasons.
5. Deepdale Stadium- 1875
Deepdale Stadium – stadionul construit în 1875 (!), renovat în 2008. this is history pic.twitter.com/cRRc0vxwGL
— Sergiu Tabarcea (@sergiu_tabarcea) February 16, 2015
Deepdale Stadium is the home of Championship side Preston North End Stadium. It was initially used for Rugby and Cricket but in 1878 it was opened for football matches. It has a capacity of 23,404.
4. The Racecourse Stadium- 1864
The Racecourse Stadium happens to be the Oldest Stadium in Wales because it was completed in 1807. The ground opened its doors to football in 1864. It is the home ground for Wrexham A.F.C. It has a capacity of 15, 550. The highest ever attendance recorded is 34, 445 in 1957 when the home team played Manchester United.