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Football Pitch Size varies across the Premier League and beyond It is a common misconception that that the size of a football pitch must always be the same size. We completely dispel this myth as it actually varies across all levels of the game whether at your local recreation ground or throughout the English Premier League. At grassroots level, football pitch dimensions are about as random as Boris Johnson's haircut. One week you'll find yourself wedged in what feels like someone's back garden, the week after roaming the Siberian Tundra. Football pitch size consistency is certainly neither required nor anything you can expect. So the burning question is, what is the correct size of a football pitch and how does it vary? Well as shown by the hand drawn diagram (see top right), the actual football pitch length can vary enormously from 100 yards (91.44m) to 130 yards (118.9m). Furthermore the width of a football pitch can vary by 100% from just 50 (45.7m) to 100 yards (91.44m). So if you think that Tottenham's pitch at White Hart Lane appears to be small and must need a trip to Specsavers, in actual fact your eyes are propbably fine. Sizes of Premiership football pitches do differ, but not by as much as you might think. Is there are a correlation between the success of the team and the pitch size? We'll let you decide...
2013-2014 Premiership Football Pitches Sizes
1. Manchester City, The Etihad Stadium - 116.5 x 78 yards - 8932 sq.yards - Capacity: 48,000 (all seated) The Etihad Stadium Address: Etihad Campus, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 3FF The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City, is one of the premiership's largest stadiums 2. Hull City Football Club, KC Stadium - 114 x 78 yards - 8892 sq.yards - Capacity: 25,404 (all seated) The KC Stadium Address: The Circle, Walton St, Hull, HU3 6HU 3. Manchester United, Old Trafford 116 x 76 - 8816 sq.yards Ground - Capacity: 76,100 (all seated) Old Trafford Address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16 0RA 4. Southampton Football Club, St Mary's Stadium - 115 x 74.5 yards - 8740 sq.yards - Capacity: 32,690 (all seated) St Mary's Stadium Address: Britannia Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FP 5. Stoke City, Britannia Stadium - 115 x 75 yards - 8625 sq.yards - Capacity: 28,383 (all seated) Britannia Stadium Address: Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG 6. Newcastle United, Sports Direct Arena - 115 x 74.4 yards - 8556 sq.yards - Capacity: 52,387 (all seated) Sports Direct Arena (St James's Park) Address: Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4ST 7. West Bromwich Albion, The Hawthorns - 115 x 74 yards - 8510 yards - Capacity: 28,003 (all seated) The Hawthorns Stadium Address: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, B71 4LF 8. Swansea City, Liberty Stadium, 115 x 74 yards - 8510 sq.yards - Capacity 20,500 (all seated) Liberty Stadium Address: Landore, Swansea, SA1 2FA Should they have made the Emirates Stadium slightly larger? 9. Arsenal, Emirates Stadium - 114 x 74 yards - 8436 sq.yards - Capacity: 60,432 (all seated) Emirates Stadium Address: Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London, N5 1BU 10. Sunderland, Stadium of Light - 114 x 74 yards - 8436 sq.yards - Capacity: 49,000 (all seated) Stadium of Light Address: Sunderland, SR5 1SU 11. Norwich City, Carrow Road, 114 x 74 yards, 8436 sq.yards- Capacity 27,183 (all seated) Carrow Road Address: Carrow Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1JE Stamford Bridge looks small on television and this is because it is in fact one of the smaller UK stadiums 12. Aston Villa, Villa Park - 115 x 72 yards - 8280 sq.yards - Capacity: 42,640 (all seated) Villa Park Address: Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE 13. Chelsea, Stamford Bridge - 113 x 74 yards - 8250 sq.yards - Capacity: 42,449 (all seated) Stamford Bridge Address: Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London, SW6 1HS 14. Fulham, Craven Cottage - 110 x 75 yards - 8250 sq.yards - Capacity: 26,400 (all seated) Craven Cottage Address: Stevenage Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6HH Anfield Stadium is surprisingly small compared to other Premiership Football Stadiums 15. Liverpool FC, Anfield - 110 x 75 yards - 8250 sq.yards - Capacity: 45,362 (all seated) Anfield Stadium Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 0TH 16. Cardiff City, Cardiff City Stadium - 110 x 75 yards - 8250 sq.yards - Capacity 27,060 (all seated) Cardiff City Stadium Address: Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ 17. Crystal Palace FC, Selhurst Park - 110 x 74 yards - 8140 sq.yards - Capacity: 26,309 (all seated) Selhurst Park Address: Selhurst Park, London, SE25 6PU 18. Everton, Goodison Park - 110 x 74 yards - 8150 sq.yards - Capacity: 40,569 (all seated) Goodison Park Stadium Address: Goodison Road, Liverpool, Mereseyside L4 4EL 19. Tottenham Hotspur, White Hart Lane- 110 x 73 yards - 8030 sq.yards - Capacity: 36,214 (all seated) White Hart Lane Address: Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, London, N17 0AP 20. West Ham United, - 110 x 70 yards - 7700 sq.yards - Capacity: 35,016 (all seated) Upton Park Address: Boleyn Ground, Green Street, Upton Park, London, E13 9AZ So the bottom line is that it's not your eyes deceiving you, football pitches do indeed vary in length and width. Perhaps the difference is hardly worth batting an eyelid for, but we can safely say that the Manchester City and Manchester United pitches are the largest in the Premier League. Furthermore both teams finished at the top of the table in 2011-2012...any correlation? By Sam Parton