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St James Park voted best atmosphere in Premier League by neutrals

3 years ago

St James Park has come out top for atmosphere compared to the other 19 Premier League clubs.

The football fan website Football Ground Map gives supporters the chance to map out the various stadiums that they have visited, then you can add extra grounds as you visit them.

As part of the process, the site collects data from football fans who have visited stadiums all around the world.

They have over 140,000 football fans registered, including over two and a half thousand Newcastle supporters.

When visiting each new stadium, fans are asked to report on their experience.

One of the bits of feedback asked for each time, is the atmosphere at the stadium.

These are the rankings for the 20 current Premier League clubs on atmosphere.

These ratings have been collated over a number of years, not just this season’s matches so far.

As you  can see, St James Park comes out on top.

If we are honest, the atmosphere can be very variable these days, especially with Mike Ashley’s refusing to allow proper investment in the squad leading to struggles on the pitch.

However, when it is good, it can still be very good.

Like all English stadiums, they are desperately in need of safe standing areas being allowed, which would help create a better atmosphere no matter what the quality of football on the pitch is.


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