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Premier LeaguePremier League
Founded:1992
Number of teams:20 (last 3 descend)
Champions League:4 teams
Europa League:1 team
Winner of league:plays for England Supercup Community Shield with the winner of the FA Cup
Club City Stadium Capacity
 1.      Manchester United Manchester Old Trafford 76 212
 2.      Arsenal FC London Emirates Stadium 60 355
 3.      West Ham United London Olympic Stadium 60 000
 4.      Manchester City Manchester Etihad Stadium 55 097
 5.      Liverpool FC Liverpool Anfield 54 167
 6.      Newcastle United Newcastle Sport Direct Arena 52 400
 7.      Chelsea FC London Stamford Bridge 42 055
 8.      Everton FC Liverpool Goodison Park 40 569
 9.      Tottenham Hotspur London White Hart Lane 36 230
 10.      Southampton FC Southampton St. Mary’s Stadium 32 689
 11.      Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32 262
 12.      West Bromwich Albion FC West Bromwich The Hawthorns 28 003
 13.      Stoke City Stoke on Trent bet365 Stadium 27 743
 14.      Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton Falmer Stadium 27 350
 15.      Crystal Palace London Selhurst Park 26 309
 16.      Huddersfield Town Huddersfield John Smith’s Stadium 24 499
 17.      Burnley FC Burnley Turf Moor 22 546
 18.      Watford FC Watford Vicarage Road 20 877
 19.      Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 20 520
 20.      AFC Bournemouth Bournemouth Dean Court 11 700

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Villa Park, a traditional stadium in England, has been in use for 120 years


Birmingham - Villa ParkBirmingham - Villa Park18.04.2017: Aston Villa, a traditional English club currently playing in the Championship, the second level of English football, was founded in 1874. The Birmingham-based club moved to their “castle”, called Villa Park, twenty three years after the club had been founded and they have been playing there ever since. In the course of the 120 years of its history Villa Park has witnessed great many events.

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Britannia Stadium, the stylish name of the Stoke City stadium is no longer used


Stoke on Trent - bet365 StadiumStoke on Trent - bet365 Stadium22.12.2016: Since its opening in 1997 the Stoke City stadium has had a stylish name – Britannia Stadium. In June 2016 the gambling company Bet365 got a naming-rights deal for the next six years. The company also agreed to redevelop the stadium in 2017. This will mainly concern the increase in capacity by 1,800 seats, achieved by building a corner stand in the east part of the stadium. After the redevelopment, the Bet365 Stadium will hold 30,000 spectators.

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Capacity of Liverpool’s Anfield increased to 54,000


Liverpool - Anfield (photo: Pituitry)Liverpool - Anfield (photo: Pituitry)17.10.2016: Anfield, the legendary stadium in Liverpool, has undergone renovation in the past two years – this was carried out to the Main Stand in particular. On the occasion, two tiers were added, increasing the capacity by 8,000 seats. However, before the redevelopment had begun, Liverpool had to deal with various problems and the beginning of renovation works had to be postponed. But now that all the problems have been solved, Anfield can offer space for more than 54,000 spectators. d being the sixth (capacity: 49,000).

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The Dell, the former home of Southampton


Southampton - The DellSouthampton - The Dell14.09.2016: The Dell was the home ground of Southampton F.C. for more than a hundred years. In particular, it was between the years 1898 and 2001, when the club moved to their new home, St. Mary’s Stadium. In the 1880s Southampton played their home matches at the Antelope Ground, but in 1896 they were forced to move away, as the site was sold to property developers. The club then played for a short time at the County Cricket Ground, and in 1897 they announced the purchase of a plot of land where they would build a new stadium.

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West Ham now playing at the Olympic stadium


London - Olympic StadiumLondon - Olympic Stadium18.08.2016: The Olympic or London Stadium, with a capacity of 80,000 seats, became the home ground of West Ham United F.C. at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season. The club applied for tenancy of the stadium, built as a venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics, before the stadium was even built. That is why the stadium was designed so as to be easily adapted to the needs of West Ham, a Premier League club. What they particularly needed was a lower capacity and closer contact between players and fans. This was achieved by lowering the roof and installing a retractable lower seating area.

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Highbury – former stadium of Arsenal


London - HighburyLondon - Highbury20.10.2015: The ground, named after the district of Highbury, North London, was also known as Arsenal Stadium. Highbury, built already in 1913, used to be the home ground of Arsenal F.C. until they moved to the new Emirates Stadium in 2006. The stadium capacity was 38,419 seats. However, before the stadium was turned into an all-seater, it could hold much more spectators. A record for the number of spectators was set in 1935, when more than 73,000 people came to see Arsenal play Sunderland.

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How Old Trafford changed over time


Manchester - Old TraffordManchester - Old Trafford18.08.2015: FAVOURITE ARTICLE | Old Trafford is home of the “Red devils” from Manchester, and has already celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the first match played there. Over the years, Old Trafford has hosted many important events and has gone through many renovations. And the result is one of the most legendary stadiums in the world, which is about to get renovated several more times. One of the planned alterations is to increase the stadium capacity up to 96,000.

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Reconstruction of the Olympic Stadium for West Ham United


London - Olympic StadiumLondon - Olympic Stadium04.08.2015: West Ham United are getting ready to move to a new ground, the Olympic Stadium in London. The stadium was built to provide a venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics, with a capacity of 80,000 seats. It was designed so that once the Olympics were over, it could be rebuilt to suit the needs of West Ham United, a Premier League club. To this end, the capacity was decreased and the stands were moved closer to the pitch, through the former athletics track.

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Manchester City expanding their stadium


Manchester - Etihad StadiumManchester - Etihad Stadium18.05.2015: Manchester City have decided to expand the South and North stands of the Etihad Stadium. The expansion should result in an increase in capacity – originally 47,805 – by another 14,000 seats. The total capacity should go up to 62,000 seats. As part of the expansion works the stadium will also be modernized and a new shopping centre will be built, as these are nowadays a standard facility at new stadiums. The Etihad Stadium modernization project was approved in spring 2013 and in early 2014 the construction works began.

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