Football is an English invention and London is therefore one of the capitals of the king of sports and a city where you cannot miss these football stadiums.
The football It was invented by the English, so London It is one of the world capitals of soccer. With more than a dozen stadiums, the capital of England is one of the cities in the world with more football stadiumsand there is no self-respecting lover of the king of sports who, on a visit to this great city, does not end up making a route knowing the courses that we now present to you.
With capacity for 90 thousand viewersWembley is the main football stadium in the City of London, although it is only used for england national team matches and the cup finals. The original Wembley, whose name refers to the neighborhood in which it is located, was built in 1923 and was demolished in the year 2002 to raise the current one, to become the stadium with the largest capacity in London, surpassing the 82 thousand of Twickenham, the home of rugby.
London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games and for that purpose a new stadium was built, the Olympic Stadium or London Stadium. The project and construction, which was carried out by the company Populous, a specialist in designing and building stadiums, cost more than 500 million pounds, which made it the most expensive stadium of history After the Games it was left unused, which increased the controversy of waste, but today the team West Ham United has moved there.
the neighborhood of Fulham and its soccer team, of the same name, have one of the stadiums that arouses the most passions: Craven Cottage. It is not the largest, with barely 25,000 spectators, nor is it the most modern, but precisely therein lies its charm, since It preserves a grandstand that was built in 1905. A very traditional stadium with an old style that is hard to find, even in England.
The Tottenham is the quintessential team north from London and his home was White Hart Lane, a classic stadium whose origins date back to the 19th century. Although it was demolished in 2017 and the modern Tottenham Stadium was built on its site, which opened in april 2019. This stadium has a capacity of more than 60,000 spectators, which makes it the third largest public in the entire football league, behind Old Trafford.
The Arsenalone of the most successful clubs in England and the one with the most titles in London, has a relatively modern stadium, built in 2006and which for sponsorship reasons is currently called Emirates Stadium. The Gunners, so known because the club was founded by employees of a weapons factory, left Highbury Stadium behind and moved into it with twice the capacity, just over sixty thousand spectators
known as bridgethis is the stadium where they play their matches Chelsea, although when it was built it was not made for this club but for Fulham. We are talking about the 19th century, so we are facing one of the most traditional stadiums in the league, although the current appearance of its stands, with capacity for just over 41 thousand spectatorsis the result of various renovations, the last of them in the mid-late nineties.
There are more London teams, less known to the general public, such as Milwall, Charlton, or Queens Park Rangers, who also have their own stadiums. But we close the list with a club that does not have titles but at least plays in the top flight: Crystal Palace. Your stadium is Selhurst Parkan almost centenary field inaugurated in 1924, renovated for the last time in 2014 and located in Croydonone of the outer boroughs of London.
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