Explore the stadiums with virtual tours, or book an in-person guided tour to go behind the scenes of your favourite club’s home base.
Broadcast to hundreds of countries spanning the globe, the Premier League is world-famous for its intense football action. Premier League stadiums are ahead of the class when it comes to providing world-class football facilities. Most welcome visitors throughout the year. Explore the stadiums with virtual tours, or book an in-person guided tour to go behind the scenes of your favourite club’s home base.
Home of Manchester United since 1910, Old Trafford is one of the world’s most iconic stadiums. It’s the UK’s largest club stadium and the eleventh-largest stadium in Europe, with a capacity of over 75,000. You can go behind the scenes and experience all the drama of the “Theatre of Dreams” in person, with 80-minute tours offered 7 days a week. Old Trafford also offers special experiences and tour packages. Football legends like Alex Stepney and Mickey Thomas lead personalized tours, including a buffet lunch.
Manchester’s other Premier League stadium is Etihad, constructed in 2002 for the Commonwealth Games. Manchester City moved over from Maine Road at the beginning of the 2003-2004 season. The stadium’s been recently refurbished and expanded, with works in 2014 including a larger South Stand. Capacity now stands at over 55,000 seats to meet high demand. You can go behind the scenes with Manchester City’s sponsor in this virtual tour, a must-see for any fan.
Constructed in 1884, Anfield’s first tenant was Everton before becoming associated with Liverpool FC. The stadium has recently undergone a period of reconstruction, with a new Main Stand opening on September 9 this season. With the addition of 8,500 more seats, the overall capacity at Anfield is now 54,000. There’s also additional high-tech facilities and public spaces to modernize Anfield and bring it in line with the latest contemporary stadiums. Like others on this list, Anfield offers a range of in-person tours, including the option to take a tour hosted by club legends like John Aldridge. For a more active experience, the “Ultimate Anfield Experience” includes the chance to train with Liverpool coaches and legends alike.
Stamford Bridge is a classic stadium well worth a tour. Follow Chelsea FC’s evolution from the club’s humble beginnings in 1905 up to their championship premier league status today. Tour guides (including ex-players if you’re willing to spend a bit more money) take you around the interview room, dressing rooms, dugouts, and other nooks and crannies of the premises. There’s also a club museum with interactive displays to play with.
White Hart Lane
Are you a Tottenham Hotspur fan instead? White Hart Lane is open for visits throughout the week. You can go pitch side, visit the press room, and tour dressing rooms where all the magic happens. You’ll have to act quickly though as this could be the club’s last season there. The stadium’s due to be demolished and the club moved to a new, modern facility in the near future. In the meantime, you can spend a bit of time taking this full 360-degree virtual tour on the club website if you can’t make it to London anytime soon.
London’s full of Premier League stadiums, and a third is the Emirates. Arsenal’s home is the third-largest stadium in England. Arsenal moved over in 2006 to this state-of-the-art, high-tech stadium. In comparison to a classic venue like Old Trafford, this provides the chance to see what the latest technology can do for building design. View a virtual tour or go in person to stroll backstage like a VIP. The Arsenal Museum is filled to the brim with club memorabilia.