Premier League biggest and smallest stadiums: Name and capacity for Old Trafford, London Stadium, and all 20 grounds in 2022/23

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The Premier League is home to some of the biggest clubs in world football and as a result some of the biggest stadiums too. 

With most sides boasting millions of fans around the globe, ticket sales are never much of a problem for top-flight sides with supporters desperate to cheer on their team in person. 

As a result, a number of Premier League venues have grown over the years with smaller grounds far less common. 

The 2022-23 season will offer up a unique mix of stadiums for fans with a large range of sizes.

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What is the Premier League’s biggest stadium this season?

Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, once again reigns supreme as the biggest stadium in the Premier League for the 2022-23 season. The historic ground has a current capacity of 74,310 people and was officially opened in 1910.

The Red Devils’ stadium has undergone some serious work over the past century with an expansion in 2006 adding 8,000 seats. 

Because of its age, the club are currently looking into redevelopment options with a complete demolition among those, but viewed as the least likely choice, according to The Guardian

Two much newer stadiums in the form of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and West Ham’s London Stadium boast the next highest capacities with both holding over 62,000 fans

What is the Premier League’s smallest stadium this season?

As the Premier League’s bigger sides try to juggle well over 50,000 fans each weekend, others struggle to cram in just over one fifth of that. 

This season, Bournemouth are home to the smallest ground with Vitality Stadium, otherwise known as Dean Court, able to hold just 11,364 supporters

Like Old Trafford, the venue was first opened in 1910 and completely rebuilt in 2001. 

Bournemouth have previously looked into adding another stand to the Vitality Stadium, which would have added over 3,000 seats, but as they don’t own the stadium, that proposal was knocked back by the local council. 

In 2018, the club identified a possible site for a new stadium which they hoped would be built by 2021 but financial concerns and the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly shelved those plans. 

Premier League stadium names and capacities for every club in 2022-23

Team Stadium Capacity
Manchester United Old Trafford 74,140
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,850
West Ham London Stadium 62,500
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 60,260
Manchester City Etihad Stadium 53,400
Liverpool Anfield 53,394
Newcastle United St James’ Park 52,305
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,657
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,837
Everton Goodison Park 39,572
Leeds United Elland Road 37,792
Southampton St Mary’s Stadium 32,384
Leicester City King Power Stadium 32,262
Brighton & Hove Albion Falmer Stadium 31,800
Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux Stadium 31,750
Nottingham Forest City Ground 30,332
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 25,486
Fulham Craven Cottage 22,384
Brentford Gtech Community Stadium 17,250
Bournemouth Vitality Stadium 11,364
Stamford Bridge

Is safe standing allowed in the Premier League?

After a successful trial in early 2022, clubs in the Premier League and Championship have been given the green light to reintroduce safe standing areas in their stadiums. 

The practice was effectively outlawed in England in 1989 after the Hillsborough disaster with legislation mandating for all-seater stadiums in England’s top two divisions. 

Cardiff City, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all took part in a safe standing trial last season which required fans in such areas to have a traceable, numbered tickets and only be placed in areas where they wouldn’t block the views of other supporters. 

Clubs that want to have safe standing at their stadiums must meet strict criteria before being allowed to do so. 

For the 2022-23 season, the following six Premier League clubs have so far obtained licences that will allow safe standing at their games:

  • Manchester United
  • Manchester City
  • Tottenham 
  • Chelsea
  • Brentford
  • Wolves 

Other teams are expected to apply in due course when and where it is safe to do so. Safe standing areas are generally placed behind goals and are commonplace in other leagues around Europe. 

Premier League 2022/23 TV channels, live streams

  UK USA Canada Australia
TV channel Sky Sports, BT Sport USA Network, Telemundo, Universo
Streaming NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime fuboTV, Peacock fuboTV Optus Sport

UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport

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