Following the dramatic conclusion to the 2021/22 Premier League season, we look at some of the stadiums that our students have traveled to this year.
As the richest league in football today, it’s no surprise that the Premier League is also home to some of the best football stadiums in the world. Whilst many football stadiums in the U.K. have been in existence for over 100 years, there are those that have been constructed as recently as the last decade.
Our students often arrive in the U.K. with a large list of must-see attractions and things to do during their year in the U.K. Attending a Premier League game is often high on the list for many of our students.
With stadiums located throughout the UK and the football season lasting for the duration of the academic year, there are many opportunities for students to watch a Premier League match during their time overseas.
Here are several of our students who have visited Premier League stadiums this year.
Home of Manchester United
“The Theatre of Dreams” was opened in 1910 and with a maximum capacity of more than 74,000, Old Trafford is the biggest stadium for club football in England.
Soccer players Kaui and Gabbie visited Old Trafford in February to watch Manchester United draw 1-1 with Southampton FC.
St. Mary’s Stadium
Home of Southampton Football Club
St Mary’s Stadium has been the home stadium of Southampton F.C. since 2001 and is currently the largest football stadium in South East England, with a capacity of 32,384.
Swimmer, Kyleigh visited St. Mary’s Stadium this year to watch Southampton lose 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Home of West Ham United
Originally built for the 2012 Olympics, the London Stadium is the 4th largest club stadium in England with a capacity of 60,000. The Stadium has been home to West Ham United since the start of the 2016-17 season.
Volleyball player Ashlyn and her friend watched West Ham United beat Liverpool 3-2 in November.
Home of Arsenal FC
With the capacity to hold just over 60,000 fans, the Emirates Stadium is the 3rd largest club stadium in the UK and has won several design awards.
Soccer player, Hailey traveled to the Emirates Stadium in September to watch Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-2 in the Women’s Super League.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Home of Tottenham Hotspur FC
The newly built Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the 2nd largest club football stadium in England and the largest club ground in London, with a seating capacity of 62,850.
Ashlyn was also able to take a tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London, England.
It wasn’t just Premier League stadiums that our students traveled to…
With over 100 clubs in the top five tiers of the English football league system, a football stadium is never too far from the majority of universities in the U.K.
As well as the Premier League stadiums above, our students have also got to visit other historic stadiums this year including:
Home of Rangers FC
Ibrox is the third-largest football stadium in Scotland, with an all-seated capacity of over 50,000. Home to Rangers FC since 1899, Ibrox achieved its record attendance in 1939 when 118,567 supporters watched Rangers beat Celtic.
Soccer player Carolin watched UEFA Europa League runners-up, Rangers FC at the Ibrox.
Home of the England International Teams
With 90,000 seats, Wembley Stadium is the largest sports venue in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe.
To add to her memorable year overseas, Sport Management student Ashlyn was also able to tour the national stadium of England.
Want to experience a year overseas as a postgrad student-athlete?
We are recruiting men’s and women’s athletes ahead of the upcoming semester. If you would like to pursue a master’s degree in the U.K. whilst pursuing your playing ambitions, we’d welcome an application from you.
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