#6. Stamford Bridge: 1877
Stamford Bridge was constructed in 1877, originally as the home of the London Athletic Club. The ground is built near a small creek known as Counter’s Creek. The creek had two crossings, Stanbridge and Stamford Bridge, which is thought to be where the stadium got its name. Much like Liverpool F.C., Chelsea F.C. was formed because there was an empty stadium which needed to be filled. In 1902 the club was created and Stamford Bridge has been its home ever since. The stadium has been used for three FA Cup finals and now has a capacity of over 41,000. It’s comparatively small for a club the size of Chelsea but few can doubt the history behind this stadium.