For the third consecutive year, Anfield has been chosen as the Premier League stadium with the most vibrant atmosphere.
In the Fan Hope Survey conducted by Sky Bet, which gathers opinions and expectations from top-flight supporters before the start of the season, 27% of participants voted for Anfield as the venue with the most enjoyable overall ambiance.
The renowned Merseyside stadium was placed higher than Newcastle’s St James’ Park, which received 16% of the votes and came in second place. Manchester United’s Old Trafford received 10% of the votes and is in third place.
The survey asked fans to identify the worst Premier League atmospheres, and the results showed that West Ham’s London Stadium received the most votes, with 13% of respondents choosing it. Luton’s Kenilworth Road, despite not having played a top-flight match yet, received 10% of the votes, indicating that supporters are not satisfied with the atmosphere there. Additionally, 8% of respondents felt that the Emirates Stadium had the worst atmosphere, despite Arsenal’s strong performance in the previous season.
A Sky Bet spokesperson said: “Fans are the heart and soul of football, and their passion and support of the team is a huge factor for players.
“Tales of a European night under the lights at Anfield are very common, but fans’ domestic performances are also appreciated by other fanbases too.
“So, if you’re easily intimidated, it’s best to avoid Liverpool on a Saturday, and instead head to the placid London Stadium for a quiet day at the footy – or Villa Park, according to Aston Villa fans!”