First is always better but second isn’t bad, as St James Park has been awarded the title of football fans’ second favourite stadium.
A survey of thousands of football fans saw them place Newcastle’s home ground as second only to Arsenal’s.
The poll was carried out by the Football Ground Guide website and produced the top 10 listed below.
For once Newcastle finished above Manchester United who were one place below but the list also included the quirky old fashioned charms of the likes of Fulham’s Craven Cottage in fourth.
Whilst away fans often complain about the number of steps up to the away end, comments left on the poll included ‘Traditional ground but sensibly modernised with great views from the top of the stands.’
Another wrote ‘Passionate fans generating a fantastic atmosphere in a great looking stadium.’
The Top 10:
1 Emirates Stadium
3 Old Trafford
4 Craven Cottage
5 Villa Park
7 Goodison Park
8 Amex Stadium
9 Etihad Stadium