Premier League: The Cleanest Stadiums Ranked As Etihad Comes in 1st, Old Trafford 5th

Premier League: The Cleanest Stadiums Ranked As Etihad Comes in 1st, Old Trafford 5th

Elijah Odetokun
  • Manchester United's Old Trafford was in the news last week for having toilet leakages
  • This comes after Ronaldo criticised the club's facilities in his explosive interview last year
  • The stadium still ranks among the neatest in the Premier League with Man City's Etihad ranked first

Manchester City have been the best team in the Premier League in the last 10 years winning six of the previous 11 titles and are aiming to win another this season, their fifth under Pep Guardiola.

Football is not only what the club is good at. Their hospitality and welfare also rank highest in the league.

Etihad Stadium, Manchester City.
Manchester City's Etihad Stadium is ranked the cleanest stadium in the Premier League. Photo by Michael Regan.
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According to a study by C EnLigne, Etihad Stadium, the home ground of the Citizens, is the neatest in the league, while Chelsea's Stamford Bridge misses out on the top 5 cleanest stadiums.

1. Etihad Stadium

According to the study, fans rated the 53,000-capacity stadium opened in 2002 as the cleanest and best matchday experience in the Premier League.

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According to Forbes, the stadium, which was last expanded in 2015, has plans underway to expand and renovate again this year with a covered City Square fan zone and entertainment space added.

2. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Spurs may have a dusty trophy cabinet; having not won any trophies since the 2008 League Cup, but they do have one of the cleanest home grounds in the league.

The club brought down their old ground, White Hart Lane, and spent £1bn to rebuild a new Tottenham Hotspur stadium which was opened in 2019, as Sky Sports reports.

3. Emirates Stadium

Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League table and chasing their first title since 2004. If they go all the way, it would be the first time they would lift the title inside the Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium, Arsenal.
Arsenal moved to Emirates Stadium in 2006, leaving Highbury after 93 years. Photo by Ryan Pierse.
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Arsenal left its home stadium of 93 years, Highbury Stadium, to move to their new home in 2006, as noted by the club's official website. It is rated the third cleanest stadium in the league by fans.

4. Anfield

Liverpool's home ground and fortress is rated as the fourth cleanest stadium in the league by fans. The stadium was owned by city rivals Everton for seven years before the Reds took complete control in 1892, as reported by Liverpool Echo.

According to This Is Anfield, the club is working on an £80m expansion expected to be completed by the end of the current season.

5. Old Trafford

Manchester United's home ground and the largest in the league with a capacity of 74,310, is rated fifth on the list of the cleanest stadiums in England's top divisions.

Old Trafford, Manchester United.
Old Trafford is the biggest stadium in the Premier League with a capacity of 74,310. Photo by Michael Regan.
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Filthiest Premier League stadium

Newcomers Nottingham Forest's home stadium, the City Ground, is the filthiest in the Premier League, according to the study.

Brentford's GTech Community Stadium is the newest in the league, having been opened in 2020, but surprisingly is the third filthiest. Selhurst Park comes second, while Craven Cottage and St Mary's Stadium are fourth and fifth.

Ronaldo right over United's facilities

Sports Brief earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was proven right by the state of Manchester United's facilities after pictures emerged of the toilet leaking urine.

The Portuguese star, in his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, which led to his contract termination, lamented the state of things had not changed from his first stint under Sir Alex Ferguson.