Premier League stadium review - How The City Ground compares to rivals including Everton & Luton

We examine how the City Ground atmosphere and capacity compare to Premier League rivals

Football stadiums are like churches.

Men and women, boys and girls gather once a week to dedicate themselves to something greater than themselves. We sing songs to god-like figures (in the case of Forest fans, pre-haircut Felipe struck a very Jesus-like figure) and lose ourselves in the worship of a higher power capable of uplifting our spirits.

We dedicate our lives, spend extortionate amounts of money and feel the full spectrum of human emotion in these sacred place.

While some people balk at the idea, for football fans, our clubs are deeply rooted in our identities, family-life and routine.

Nothing compares to the joy of seeing your team score a goal. In those moments the shared ecstasy, surrounded by people we never see anywhere else, is unrivalled by any other facet of society.

We embrace with total strangers and curse in ways our mothers would be ashamed of.

Sharing a pre-match beer with your fellow congregants, walking up and taking that same old seat next to the same group of people is something embedded in English culture.

Although much media attention understandably focuses on the small section of fans that bring the sport and values of the game into disrepute, the vast majority of football fans make-up a Great British institution that we should be proud of.

As we all look forward to the beginning of the 23/24 Premier League season, we take a look at the capacities of each Premier League ground, starting from the smallest to the largest, and review each one.

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