The Premier League is home to some of the biggest clubs in world football and therefore some of the biggest stadiums.
With most teams having millions of fans around the world, ticket sales are never a big problem for high profile teams with fans eager to cheer for their team in person.
As a result, a number of Premier League venues have grown over the years, with smaller sites being far more rare.
The 2022/23 season will feature a unique mix of stadiums for fans with a wide range of sizes.
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What is the biggest Premier League stadium this season?
Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, remains the Premier League’s largest stadium in the 2022-23 season. The historic site has a current capacity of 74,310 people and was officially opened in 1910.
The Red Devils Stadium has undergone serious remodeling over the past century, and in 2006 it was expanded by 8,000 seats.
Due to its age, the club are currently looking at recovery options, including full demolition, which The Guardian sees as the least likely option.
Two much newer stages in the form of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and West Hams London Stadium have the next higher capacities with both mounts over 62,000 fans.
What is the smallest Premier League stadium this season?
While the Premier League’s bigger sides try to juggle well over 50,000 fans every weekend, others are struggling to accommodate just over a fifth of that number.
This season, Bournemouth is home to having the smallest ground Vitality Stadiumalso known as Dean Court, able to hold only 11,364 backers.
Like Old Trafford, the venue first opened in 1910 and was completely remodeled in 2001.
Bournemouth had previously attempted to add another stand to Vitality Stadium which would have added over 3,000 seats but as they do not own the stadium this proposal was rejected by local council.
In 2018 the club identified a possible site for a new stadium which they hoped would be built by 2021, but financial concerns and the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to put those plans on hold.
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Premier League stadium names and capacities for each club in 2022-23
|Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
|St James Park
|St Mary’s Stadium
|King Power Stadium
|Brighton & Hove Albion
|Gtech Community Stadium
Is safe standing allowed in the Premier League?
After a successful test in early 2022, clubs in the Premier League and Championship have been given the green light to reintroduce safe standing areas at their stadiums.
The practice was effectively banned in England in 1989 after the Hillsborough disaster, as legislation required all-seater stadiums in England’s top two divisions.
Cardiff City, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all took part in a secure standing trial last season, where fans in such areas had trackable, numbered tickets and only had to be seated in areas where they could not see would block other supporters.
Clubs that want a secure footing in their stadiums must meet strict criteria before they are allowed to do so.
For the 2022/23 season, the following six Premier League clubs have so far received licenses that allow them to play their games securely:
- Manchester United
- Manchester City
Other teams are expected to apply in due course when and where is safe to do so. Safe standing places are generally behind the goals and are common in other leagues in Europe.