6 English Football Stadiums Worth Visiting
There’s no denying that the most popular sport in England is football. So much so, that the country is home to some of the biggest football stadiums in the world that play host to both national teams and those across the water. If you’re a football fanatic and have a trip to England on the cards, here are six stadiums you can visit for a tour or to watch a match.
Even if you’re not the biggest football lover, no trip to England is complete without a visit to Wembley Stadium. After all, Wembley is currently the exclusive home stadium for England. If you decide to take a tour, not only can you expect breathtaking views from the stands, but you could find yourself in the press conference room too. There’s even the opportunity to check out the Royal Box and even have your photo taken with a FA Cup replica!
If you’re a Manchester City supporter down under, you’ll be itching to take a trip to the Etihad when in England. The Etihad Stadium offers all-access tours, allowing you to relive some of the team’s greatest football moments. On the tour, you will have a professional guide sharing insider anecdotes and stories that will help you learn more about the team’s history. You can also visit Manchester City’s F.C Museum that perfectly encapsulates the club’s lengthy history.
For the Gooners, you must take a visit to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. If you venture on a self-guided audio tour, expect to hear the legendary goalkeeper Bob Wilson narrate proceedings while you venture through the stadium and wander into areas that are usually strictly off-limits to the general public. Your ticket also gives you free access to the Arsenal Museum, where you can take in an array of iconic items associated with the team.
Home to Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge is a must-see for any football fanatic. Whether you’re catching the blues in action or going on a tour, there is so much history to check out both in and outside the ground. Once you step foot into the home and away dressing rooms, you can get an idea of the deafening sound of the crowds that former players like Tony Cascarino experienced before stepping foot onto the pitch.
If you’re heading to the North West of England, you must head to Anfield Stadium. Home to The Reds (Liverpool), you can go on a tour of Anfield and truly get into the mindset of how players feel on matchday. If you’re a red, you must get a photo touching the iconic ‘This is Anfield’ sign. While at Anfield, you’re sure to experience fantastic views both of the pitch and city skyline.
Old Trafford is home to the legendary Manchester United, whose history is truly unparalleled. Not only can you take a visit to Old Trafford to watch The Red Devils play, but there is also an interactive tour you can go on, which gives you exclusive access to areas like the press room and dressing room.
Whether you support a specific football team or not, visiting any of the stadiums above is a must for any football fan, allowing you to indulge in the beautiful game.