West Ham United, this week, were named as the London Legacy Development Corporation’s first choice tenants for the newly build Olympic Stadium and it will become the second-biggest stadium when the Hammers swap the Boleyn Ground for it.
The Olympic Stadium, which hosted the recent Olympic Games, currently holds 80,000 spectators but will be reduced to 60,000+ and altered to fit football purpose. The Hammers’ to-be new home will be behind only the Wembley Stadium and Old Trafford in terms of capacity making it the third-biggest stadium in England.
In today’s Picture Special, we have a look at the current top ten biggest stadiums in the country and as expected there are not many surprises on the list..
1. Wembley Stadium (England national team | 90,000)
2. Old Trafford (Manchester United | 75,811)
3. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal | 60,361)
4. St James’ Park (Newcastle United | 52,409)
5. Stadium of Light (Sunderland | 49,000)
6. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City | 48,000)
7. Anfield (Liverpool | 45,276)
8. Villa Park (Aston Villa | 42,785)
9. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea | 42,449)
10. Goodison Park (Everton | 40,157)