Stadia around the UK in Pictures

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Old Trafford

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Old Trafford
Hampden Park
Millennium Stadium
St James' Park
City of Coventry Stadium
 

Credit: London 2012

While the finals of the Olympic Football competitions will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, the preliminaries games take place in stadia all over the UK.

 
 

Old Trafford

Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, London, M16 0RA

Tube: Chesham Station

 
 
Old Trafford

Old Trafford

 

There are five stadiums around the country that will host Olympic football matches (in addition to Wembley). The home of Manchester United, Old Trafford, is one. Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ by football legend Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford has a capacity of 76,000 and will host nine matches during the Games. 

 
 
 

Hampden Park

Hampden Park, Glasgow, London, G42 9BA

Tube: Chesham Station

 
 
Hampden Park

Hampden Park

 

Hampden Park, the national stadium of Scotland, will host eight matches in both the men's and the women's competitions. Situated a few miles to the south of Glasgow city centre, the 52,000-capacity Hampden Park recently underwent a £70m refurbishment and is now rated as a five-star venue by UEFA.

 
 
 

Millennium Stadium

Westgate Street, Cardiff, London, CF10 1NS

Tube: Amersham Station

 
 
Millennium Stadium

Millennium Stadium

 

Cardiff's Millennium Stadium has the honour of being the host of the first event of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with the women's preliminary rounds starting on Wednesday 25 July. The 74,600-capacity stadium will also host a quarter-final game in both the men's and women's competition, as well as the men's bronze medal match on Friday 10 August. After the Games, the Millennium Stadium will continue to be used as the home of the Welsh football and rugby teams.

 
 
 

St James' Park

St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London, NE1 4ST

Tube: Chesham Station

 
 
St James' Park

St James' Park

 

Home of Premier League football club Newcastle United, St James' Park will host a total of nine matches during London 2012, including a quarter-final in both the men's and women's competition. The sixth largest stadium in the UK and the oldest in the North East of England, St James' Park has a capacity of 52,400 and is renowned for its electric atmosphere on match days.

 
 
 

City of Coventry Stadium

Phoenix Way, Coventry, London, CV6 6GE

Tube: Chesham Station

 
 
City of Coventry Stadium

City of Coventry Stadium

 

The home of Championship side Coventry FC will play host to 12 football matches during London 2012, including the women's Bronze medal match on Thursday 9 August. Built in 2005, the 32,600-capacity stadium is situated close to the city centre of Coventry, which is one of 20 UK cities that has been confirmed as a London 2012 Live Site. The Midlands city will boast a big screen for broadcasting all the Olympics action at Coventry Transport Museum in the city centre.

 
 
 

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