If you’re planning to watch a game while you’re away, our hotels can provide you with a comfortable stay that’s conveniently located close to some of the most popular football stadiums in the UK and Europe.2021 March 27
Find out everything you need to know about getting to your stadium of choice for that all-important football match. Our hotels in the UK are conveniently located within easy reach to these popular stadiums.
There are many reasons to visit Liverpool, but arguably the greatest of all is for its sporting history.
Built in 1884 and now home to Liverpool F.C is the iconic Anfield Stadium. The stadium itself holds a capacity of over 53,000 and is considered one of England’s largest stadiums, having hosted famous matches over the years such as the Euro 1996 tournament.
Anfield Stadium is located about 2 miles north of the city centre. To get to Anfield Stadium from our hotel, you can catch the number 26 bus from Lord Street (Stop LA), which is a 2-minute walk from easyHotel Liverpool City Centre. Get off the bus at Liverpool FC.
Goodison park has been the home of Everton F.C. since its completion in 1892, making it one of the oldest grounds in the Premier League.
Enjoy a pre-match drink in the city centre before heading to Goodison Park. You can reach Goodison Park from easyHotel Liverpool City Centre via public transport. Catch the number 20 bus towards Tower Hill from Lord Street (Stop LA) and get off the bus at Ludlow Street. The journey takes around 24 minutes in total.
The vibrant city of Manchester is famous for many things, but most of all it is home to one of the world’s most renowned football clubs: Manchester United.
Old Trafford is the largest football stadium and second-largest stadium (after Wembley) in the UK. The building encompasses both a contemporary and historic feel with a glass exterior and the ability to hold over 74,000 in seating capacity.
You can get to Old Trafford from easyHotel Manchester City Centre by bus or tram.
From the bus stop in Piccadilly Gardens (a 5-minute walk from our hotel), you can take the X50 towards Intu Trafford Centre and get off at Warwick Road. Alternatively, you can catch the 256 towards Flixton and exit the bus at White City. You will then need to walk a couple of minutes to Old Trafford stadium. Your journey should take 25-30 minutes.
Taking the tram to Old Trafford will take approximately 10-15 minutes. From Piccadilly Gardens, take the Metrolink Purple Line towards Altrincham and get off at Old Trafford. You can then walk to Old Trafford Stadium.
The city of Manchester also has the Etihad Stadium which is home to Manchester City F.C. The stadium was originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth games, making it the fourth largest stadium in the Premier League.
To get to Etihad Stadium from easyHotel Manchester City Centre, take buses 216, 230, or 231 from Warwick St (Stop EM) towards Ashton-under-Lyne and get off at Etihad Stadium. It’ll take around 14 minutes in total. Alternatively, you can catch the tram from Piccadilly Gardens. Take the Metrolink Blue Line towards Ashton-under-Lyne and get off at Etihad Campus.
Birmingham’s football history dates back hundreds of years, with the city being home to Aston Villa and Birmingham City.
Villa Park has been home to Aston Villa F.C since it opened its doors in 1897 as Aston Lower Grounds. With a capacity of over 42,000 it may not be the largest of the sporting grounds in the UK, but is the only one to host international football across three different centuries.
To get to Villa Park, you can take the train from Birmingham New Street train station; a 2-minute walk from easyHotel Birmingham City Centre. Take the West Midlands train towards Walsall and exit at Witton. From here, you can walk to the stadium.
You can also catch a bus to Aston Villa. Walk 10 minutes from easyHotel Birmingham City Centre to Livery Street (Stop SH4) and catch the number 7 bus towards Perry Common. Exit at Witton Square, and make your way to the stadium on foot.
Birmingham City F.C has called St Andrew’s Stadium home since it opened in 1906, with a league match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough. Since then the stadium has welcomed Blues fans across the years.
The easiest way to reach St Andrew’s Stadium from easyHotel Birmingham City Centre is to catch the bus, which takes around 18 minutes. Walk to Allison St (Stop DS3) and take the number 60 towards Cranes Park, or the number 17 towards Tile Cross. Get off at Greenway Street and walk to the Stadium – it takes just 2 minutes!
The friendly city of Newcastle is just as passionate about the beautiful game as the rest of the country and is another great destination for enjoying a match or two.
Impressive in size and only a 10-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station is the home of Newcastle United F.C. St James’ Park has undergone major redevelopment since opening its doors in 1892 and now holds a capacity of over 52,000.
Because it’s so conveniently located, there are several ways to reach St James’ Park from easyHotel Newcastle City Centre. To walk there, turn left when you exit the hotel and head straight up through the centre of the city. The journey should take around 18 minutes in total.
You can also catch the bus to the stadium. Walk to Monument Market Street and take the 87 bus towards Newbiggin Hall. Exit at Barrack Road – St James’ Park.
The city’s metro service can take you to St James’ Park, too. Walk to Monument and take the yellow line, then exit at St James station.
London is also home to some of the world’s most popular football clubs and their corresponding stadiums.
Since opening its doors in 2006, Emirates Stadium has been the home ground of Arsenal F.C with a capacity of over 60,000, making it the fourth-largest football stadium in England (after Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford, and the recently refurbished Tottenham Hotspur Stadium).
To get to Emirates Stadium from easyHotel London City Shoreditch by train, walk to Old Street station and a northbound Great Northern train. Get off at Drayton Park and walk to the stadium from here; it takes just 3 minutes! The journey should take you around 20 minutes in total.
You can also hop on the tube; walk to Old Street station and hop on the Northern Line, at Kings Cross. Change to the Piccadilly Line at Kings Cross and take the tube eastbound, until you reach Arsenal station.
Our Shoreditch hotel is within easy reach of Wembley Stadium, too. With a 90,000-seat capacity, it’s the largest stadium in the UK, and the second-largest stadium in Europe! It’s hosted major matches, including the FA Cup Final. It’s also where the England national football team play their home matches.
To get to Wembley Stadium, walk 8 minutes from easyHotel London City Shoreditch to Barbican tube station, and take the Metropolitan Line westbound to Wembley Park Station.
Home of Chelsea F.C. is the iconic Stamford Bridge. The stadium has hosted a range of big matches, including England international matches, FA Cup Finals and FA Cup semi-finals.
You can easily get to Stamford Bridge from easyHotel South Kensington by tube or on foot. To get the tube, walk to Earl’s Court station and catch the District Line westbound towards Wimbledon. Exit at Fulham Broadway. If you fancy a stroll, you’ll be able to reach the stadium in around 30 minutes on foot, too.
Crystal Palace F.C fans will be familiar with Selhurst Park as the club has called it home since 1924, having hosted international matches, as well as games for the 1948 Summer Olympics.
To get to Selhurst Park from easyHotel Croydon Town Centre, walk to the bus stop at Cherry Orchard Road and take the 410 bus towards Crystal Palace. Exit at Beckmead College and walk a couple of minutes to Selhurst Park Stadium. It should take around 17 minutes to get there.
Alternatively, you can reach Selhurst Park via train, which takes approximately 20 minutes. From the hotel, walk to East Croydon train station and catch a train towards London Bridge. Exit at Norwood Junction and walk 10 minutes to the stadium. You can also catch the train towards Milton Keynes Central and exit at Selhurst station.
Home to the world’s oldest football club, this Yorkshire city comes with plenty of sporting history.
Bramall Lane football stadium is home to Sheffield F.C. Having hosted its first match in 1862, it’s the oldest professional football ground in the world that still hosts national and international matches.
There are a few buses you can take to get to Bramall Lane from easyHotel Sheffield City Centre: the 252, 20, 25, 56, 24 buses all service this area.
You can also walk to the stadium from our hotel, which takes around 25 minutes.
Located north-west of the city, about 2.5km from Sheffield city centre is the historic Hillsborough Stadium. It is home to Sheffield Wednesday F.C. and is the site of the tragic Hillsborough disaster of 1989 where 96 fans lost their lives.
The city’s tram services can get you to Hillsborough Stadium in approximately 20 minutes. Take the yellow line towards Middlewood and exit at Leppings Lane.
The number 86 and 7 buses also go towards Hillsborough Park from easyHotel Sheffield City Centre.
Leeds has it all: an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants, music venues and even a famous Premier League football club.
Elland Road has been home to Leeds F.C. football club since the clubs formation in 1919 and has hosted 3 group matches during the Euro 1996 Championship.
The easiest way to reach Elland Road from easyHotel Leeds City Centre is to take the bus. Catch the 51 or 52 from Vicar Lane (stop M7) towards Morley, and exit at Leeds United Football Stadium.
There’s more than meets the eye to this small market town of the South East. Not only does it have easy connections to many of the UK’s top cities, but its also home to a 150-year-old football club.
Madjeski Stadium is the home of Reading F.C, replacing Elm Park as Reading’s home ground and is named after Reading F.C.’s chairman, Sir John Madejski.
It takes around 30 minutes to get to Madejski Stadium by bus. Catch the 50a bus from Station Road (Stop SD) towards the stadium, and exit at Madejski Stadium.
Football may not be Scotland’s number one sport, but it also houses well-known football clubs.
Celtic Park has been around since 1892, acting as the main grounds (and the largest in Scotland!) for Celtic Park F.C.
To reach Celtic Park, catch the simpliCITY bus from West George Street, a 5-minute walk away from our hotel. Get off at Society Street.
Ibrox Stadium has been the home of Rangers F.C since 1899 and holds a capacity of over 50,000. The stadium is located on the south side of the River Clyde in the Ibrox area of Glasgow.
To get to Ibrox Stadium from easyHotel Glasgow City Centre, walk to Cowcaddens station and take the Inner Circle via Kelvinbridge. Exit at Ibrox SPT Subway Station. The journey will take just over 20 minutes.
Visiting Milton Keynes for your next match? easyHotel Milton Keynes is only a short distance away from Stadium MK! Find out more about the city’s sporting hub below.
Stadium MK is known as the home of Milton Keynes Dons F.C. (or the MK Dons) since opening in 2007 and has a 30,500-seat capacity.
From easyHotel Milton Keynes Central, walk 10 minutes to The Point (Stop H3), and take the 50, 150 MAX, or F70 bus. Exit at Stadium MK (Stop A). It’ll take around 20 minutes to get to the stadium from our hotel.
Football is arguably the most popular sport across Europe with a fanbase that unites, divides and brings out the passion in many nations.
The colourful city of Amsterdam is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the north’ for its canals, tulip season and infamous Red Light District. But did you know it is also home to its own football clubs?
Johan Cruijff ArenA is the main stadium in Amsterdam with a capacity of over 53,000, making it the largest stadium in the country. Most importantly, it is the home of AFC Ajax since its opening in 1996.
easyHotel Amsterdam Arena Boulevard could not be more conveniently located; it’s a mere 2-minute walk away from the stadium, if that!
The modern city of Frankfurt may be known as the main financial hub of Germany, but it also has its sporting roots.
Currently known as the Deutsche Bank Park for sponsorship purposes, the arena is the home ground of Eintracht Frankfurt. The arena was also redeveloped for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
To get to the stadium from easyHotel Frankfurt City Centre, walk a few minutes down the road to Frankfurt Central Station and take the S-Bahn (Line S9) towards Wiesbaden Hbf. Travel for 2 stops until you reach Frankfurt am Main – Stadion.
Barcelona is of course, famous for many reasons. Most notably, it is home to F.C. Barcelona football club.
East of Barcelona about 5km from the city centre is where you’ll find Europe’s biggest football stadium of Camp Nou, which holds a capacity of over 99,000.
You can reach Camp Nou from easyHotel Barcelona Fira in approximately 24 minutes by bus. Catch the V1 bus at Av. del Carrilet – Comerç, which goes towards Av. Esplugues. You need to exit at Arístides Maillol – Trav. de les Corts. From there, it’s it is a short walk to Camp Nou.
Alternatively, you can hop on the metro. Walk 5 mins down the road to the Europa | Fira station, and take the Line L9S towards Zona Universitària; and exit at Collblanc. It’s then just a 10-minute walk to Camp Nou. You can also take the train from Idelfons Cerdà to Plaça Espanya, and change to the L3 towards Zona Universitària. Exit at Les Corts, and walk from there to Camp Nou.
Switzerland’s third largest town offers plenty to be explored, including the largest stadium in the country.
St. Jakob-Park is located approximately 3km south-east of the city centre and is the home of Swiss football club, F.C. Basel.
The city’s trams can take you to St. Jakob-Park from easyHotel Basel. Walk down the road to Riehenring, and take the number 14 tram towards Pratteln, Schossstrasse; exit at St Jakob. The number 36 tram will also take you directly to the stadium; walk to Basel Badischer Bahnhof and exit at St. Jakob.
To be close to all of the sporting action across the UK and Europe, don’t forget to book a night at one of our many hotels.
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