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St Mary's Stadium, Southampton

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St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, has been the home stadium of Premier League club, Southampton F.C. since 2001. The stadium has a capacity of 32,505 and is currently the largest football stadium in the South of England (excluding London).HistorySince the 1980s, when Southampton regularly challenged the best sides in the English league, there had been talk of the club relocating to a new stadium to replace The Dell due to the old stadium's cramped location which made it unsuitable for major expansion work.When the Taylor Report on 29 January 1990 required all First and Second Division clubs to have all-seater stadiums by August 1994, Southampton's directors initially decided to upgrade The Dell into an all-seater stadium but speculation about relocation continued, especially as an all-seater Dell had a capacity of just over 15,000; despite this, Southampton continued to defy the odds and survive in the new FA Premier League after 1992.After a lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to build a new 25,000 seater stadium and leisure complex at Stoneham, on the outskirts of Southampton, the city council offered the club the chance to build a new ground on the disused gas work site in the heart of the city, about one and half miles from The Dell.The move was cited as the club returning home, because the club was formed by members of the nearby St. Mary's Church, as the football team of St. Mary's Church Young Men's Association before becoming Southampton St. Mary's F.C., and eventually Southampton F.C.
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  • i am not a Saints fan but I live in Southampton and have seen a number of games there. It is a spacious ground with heating so matches dont usually get postponed. As a premiership club they have been ...  read more »
  • best place to watch the super saints everyone welcome unless you're a skate then stay clear coz we are the only team on the south coast coyr 
  • Fantastic venue and tremendous atmosphere! Well worth a visit and check on the website for some decent upgrade (hospitality) options. 
  • Home of the best team on the South Coast. Brilliant stadium - every seat has a good view unlike many other grounds in the EPL
  • Watched Sidemen FC v YouTube All Stars here 2 weeks ago. Great stadium.
  • One of the more enjoyable Premier League stadiums, decent prices and wallabies from the station and Away pubs
  • Fantastic atmosphere
  • Nice stadium
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