Top 10 oldest football stadiums in the world

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There is something romantic when an entire stadium comes unglued as soon as a goal is scored. The entire experience of watching the fans celebrate and chant the names of their clubs is why heads to the stadiums. 

In recent times, many new stadiums have come or been renovated to give it a modern look. The likes of Camp Nou, Etihad Stadium or the New Wembley stadium are some of the fine examples. 

Here we cast a look at the top ten oldest stadiums in the world: 

10. Portman Road – Ipswich Town – 1884 

Portman Road

Portman Road has been the home of Ipswich Town since 1884 and is one of the oldest Cricket stadiums in the world. Despite a brief makeover just a few years ago, the ground has kept up its allure that has kept the fans' romance alive with the stadium. 

9. Anfield – Liverpool FC – 1884

Anfield

Before every game Liverpool plays at home, there is a huge rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” that takes place. Right from the Kop End to the far stand, the entire Anfield stadium rises as one sings the song. It is no surprise that Liverpool plays its games at one of the oldest stadiums in the world. 

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8. Turf Moor – Burnley FC – 1883

Turf Moor

Burnley FC made life difficult for many teams when they visited the Turf Moor to play their games. The stadium is one of the oldest in the world and has the reputation of being difficult to play in. The proximity to the fans at the ears of the opposition makes it an intimidating stadium. 

7. Ewood Park – Blackburn Rovers – 1882

Ewood Park

In the 1990’s Blackburn Rovers were one of the biggest teams in England. With the likes of Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, they won the EPL title and suddenly became a force to be reckoned with. Ewood Park played its part as the oldest stadium in the world making opponents squirm whenever they came to play. 

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6. Deepdale – Preston North End – 1878 

Deepdale

The name of the club Preston North End isn’t known much to fans outside of England. The club is one of the oldest as is their ground. The Deepsdale Ground is one of the oldest football stadiums in the world. 

5. Rodney Parade – Newport County – 1877

Rodney Parade

Newport County isn’t a fancied team from England but they boast of one of the oldest stadiums in the world. Rodney Parade still retains the old-world charm and their fans can get really noisy whenever their team is under pressure. 

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4. Stamford Bridge – Chelsea – 1877

Stamford Bridge

The mere mention of Stamford Bridge brings us the glorious images of Jose Mourinho, Didier Drogba, and John Terry celebrating their title win. It is no surprise that Stamford Bridge is one of the oldest football stadiums in the world. Chelsea has given its fans lots to cheer about with successes on the field. 

3. Tannadice Park – Dundee United -  1870 

Tannadice Park

Unlike the Celtics and Rangers, the name Dundee United doesn’t evoke much response fo success on the field. The club though own a unique piece of history as they are playing in the 3rd oldest football stadium in the world.

2. Field Mill Stadium – Mansfield Town – 1861 

Field Mill Stadium

The field mill stadium is a small ground which hosts Mansfield Town in the lower leagues of English football. The small ground can bring about hostility whenever the going gets tough. It is said that Mansfield town is one of the toughest places to play football. 

1. Bramall Lane – Sheffield United – 1855

Bramall lane

What makes this ground unique is that it was meant to be a Cricket stadium but converted into a football ground. Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane is the oldest football stadium in the world. it has been in existence for nearly 170 years now.

Bramall Lane