One of the major stages of the world. Although away from central London, it is worth visiting. Everything is practically new and it seems more like an airport or a club more than a football stadium. Advisable to visit.
Stamford Bridge Stadium, although famous as the home of Chelsea, was originally built for Fulham. However, when they refused to move here, developers were forced to create a new football team, resulting in the birth of Chelsea! The stadium was opened for the first time in September 1905 for a match between Chelsea and Liverpool. In its third season of existence, Chelsea had the best-attended stadium in the country, and now is one of the world's richest clubs.
Arsenal's field, Emirates Stadium is beautiful. It was built in 2006 and is one of the most modern football fields in Europe. It's one of the largest in England, it holds about 60,000 spectators, but it's still pretty small compared to Camp Nou. To visit the museum and field it costs about 15 pounds (a bit expensive really) but it's really nice. All the seats are red and the design is very meticulous. Coach Wenger was actively involved in designing the locker rooms and the player's entrance the field. The surroundings are is bright and spacious and you have to walk about 5 minutes to get to the other side of the lockers to buy tickets for the visit. They give you a badge with the Arsenal shield to wear around your neck during the visit. I loved it! Its name comes from a 15-year contract with Emirates airlines.
It's impressive to see the immense surface on which the facilities for this event were built. And so, many years after everyone was aware of this place, you find yourself overwhelmed with emotion when facing the famous cauldron used for the Olympic Flame. A work by Spanish architect Calatrava in which rigid forms mix with white curves. This place is worth a visit after having walked through the first Olympic stadium history.
Stamford Bridge is a renovated field, not very large, but quite old. Although the field is small, the changing rooms are huge! And not only large, but in great! The field trip includes a visit to the locker room, the guide will explain how the players are left all their things lying and then come and collect the equipment managers. And everyone has their wardrobe with a drawer to store things more valuable, the style of mobility is not as modern as other newer fields. As a curiosity soap worth 40 pounds using the small bottle!
Craven Cottage is the stadium of Fulham FC and is located in the London suburb of Fulham on the banks of the River Thames. This is one of the most traditional-looking stadiums in England. There are guided tours that show you every corner of the field, the stands, the stage, the kits, the bench...in short, it's a must for football fans. To get there, the best option is to go by tube (get out at Putney Bridge - District line) and then walk through the park along the river.
The changing room at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium was designed by coach Wegner and inspired by feng shui (philosophy based on the existence of a vital breath, Chi, whose flow is modified by the shape and arrangement of space, orientations and temporal changes). Thus the changing room is horseshoe-shaped with soft lighting and the furniture has finished edges. The dune area is huge with a mini pool and a room with massage tables. Wegner himself welcomes you in a video.
Stamford Bridge is much older than Chelsea, formerly a sports center with athletic tracks around the lawn and all kinds of sports being practiced. When Chelsea bought the stadium reforms were made but they couldn't expand it much because it's always been surrounded by farms so, for safety reasons, it was impossible to extend. It retains the original wall surrounding the new field.
Lord's Cricket Ground is situated in the London district of St. John's Wood, and was built in 1814 by Thomas Lord. It has been used by the England cricket team since 1884, and is also the seat of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the official body of cricket in England and Wales, the European Cricket Council (ECC), an international body which oversees cricket in European countries, and Middlesex County Cricket Club, one of the eighteen major English clubs. The stadium hosts games and cricket competition, and has also held the occasional baseball game and the archery at the 2012 Olympics. Cricket lovers shouldn't miss the stadium tour, with the chance to see the flag, the Investec Media Centre and the MCC Museum.
Walthamstow stadium (now closed) was a greyhound racing track in east London. The track closed in 2008. It was opened in 1933 by William Chandler and run by the Chandler family until it closed. It had a larger attendance and income from gambling than any other dog racing track in the UK.
As a popular fact, David Beckham's first job was as a glass collector at the stadium.