The two oldest football stadiums in the English Football League

These are the two football stadiums that are still in use and have over 150 years. While the former is located in a relatively small place, the latter is located in Sheffield, considered by many to be the home of modern football.

Field Mill Stadium, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

The initial stadium, which is currently known as One Call Stadium as a result of sponsorship, was erected in 1851 and inaugurated as a football stadium in 1861. It is believed to have been constructed in 1851.

It is located in Mansfield, which is north of Nottingham, and has a capacity of ten thousand people, despite the fact that it is generally not allowed to hold more than 9186 people due to security concerns.

The Field Mill, which used to be a massive water-powered textile mill with its own pond, was decommissioned in 2008. The mill was one of three located along the Maun River canal, which was supplied by a nearby dam. Because it has historically been the home of Mansfield FC, any non-sporting events are prohibited under the sales and sponsorship agreement.

The first grandstand was constructed along the west side of the field in 1922, with the remaining three sides finished in 1926, with ash from neighbouring coal mines being used in their construction.

Construction of concrete terraces as well as the installation of an amplification system began after World War II. A new grandstand was constructed on the west side of the property in the 1960s, with the money raised by the fans financing the project.


Bramall Lane in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Despite the fact that it is not the oldest still-in-use stadium in the world, but rather the second-oldest in England, this stadium has a significant historical significance for the sport of football. In fact, it was here that the first final of a football competition in the globe was played, as well as the first illuminated match, which contributed to the development of the sport’s rules. In the English city of Sheffield from 1858 to 1877, a football rule called the Sheffield Rules was developed and used to play the game of football. Sheffield Football Club was responsible for the initial development and revision of the regulations. It has also been a home to Sheffield United since 1889, making it the stadium of a significant team with the longest history in the globe.

Bramall Road in Sheffield was chosen as the location for the stadium, which was named after the Bramall family, who were lime and burin growers. Originally a cricket venue, Sheffield FC and Sheffield Wednesday played there in 1800 before the facility was transformed into the Sheffield United stadium.

Sheffield FC and Inter Milan met in a friendly match in 2007 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the oldest football club in the world, Sheffield FC, which played against Inter Milan in 2007.

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