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Football is deeply embedded in the culture of the people of England, Wales and Scotland alike. And while most of the big arenas are located in England, the story of the biggest football stadium in the United Kingdom has to take into consideration the so-called “sanctity” of those temples of the game. By sheer numbers, Wembley tops this list easily, with 90,000 seats and it is one of the most famous football arenas in the world. But this list will not cover the size alone and it will focus more on the legendary status of the stadiums, taking the size into account of course. So let’s get going.
Biggest football stadium in Wales
Although the Millennium seats 74,500 people, it doesn’t top our list just because it’s not a home to any football club. Millennium hosts rugby, and football games alike. But, since we are strictly covering football here, there is a stadium that rightfully deserves the top spot, even if its capacity is half of that of the Millennium. Cardiff City Stadium is the home of the Cardiff City F.C. and most of the 33,280 seats are filled every single game day. The tradition is strong here and the stadium roar during the home games is something many players regard it as one of the most special feelings in the world. Cardiff City Stadium may not be the flashiest one on the island, but it certainly is a temple of the game.
Biggest football stadium in Scotland
The disparity in the seating capacity between the two of the biggest stadiums in Scotland is not as big as it is in Wales. Murrayfield Stadium can fit the most people, but not by much. Its 67,144 seating capacity is a mere 10% bigger than the stadium hosting the biggest club in Scotland; the Celtic Park. This is one of the most famous sporting institutions in general. Celtic F.C. is famous for its achievements and for its fans. An average attendance of more than 50,000 people over the last 20 years is a testament to the glory and the sanctity of the Celtic Park and for that reason, no other stadium can top this segment of the list.
Biggest football stadium in England
There are two stadiums that seat more people than the one we picked for the top of this list. The Legendary Wembley Stadium towers over all the sporting arenas in the UK with its 90,000 seating capacity. And while many legendary games were played there, it’s not at the top of our list. Neither is the Twickenham Stadium, the second largest ground in the UK with its 82,000 seating places. Our pick for the biggest stadium in the UK is probably the most famous football arena in the world; the Old Trafford. The home of the Manchester United, a third biggest stadium with 75,731 seats, but one with the most history, the most titles in the premier league, and perhaps the biggest thing, with the most sanctity. Old Trafford is considered almost as a holy ground and it holds the record of the highest average attendance in the Premier League since it was established, 25 years running.
A stadium is a part of the club’s identity and its history. We tried to pick stadiums with the most iconic significance in the United Kingdom and we surely hope you like our picks.