England's 92 Clubs Ranked Based on Experience for Away Fans

Sheffield United's Bramall Lane has been ranked as the best ground for fan experience across the top four tiers, with a score of 80.24/100.

One of the many beautiful things about football is that no two stadiums are exactly the same. From the architecture of the building itself and the material the seats are made of, to the local ambiance around the stadium and the food on offer nearby, each venue is unique.


Of course, that doesn’t mean they all make for a good match-day experience. In reality, by the very fact that there are 92 professional teams in four different leagues spread across the EFL, some are inevitably far better than others.


Ranking factors


With that being the case, BetVictor completed a study to form its own Fan Experience Rating. They analysed 10 distinct match-day factors which were: Season ticket price, Price Per Game, Stadium Utilisation, Total Mileage, Number of Votes, Atmosphere, Location, Stadium View, Infrastructure and Food. Let’s take a look at the rankings in full:

League Two outfit Gillingham have the unfortunate honour of being ranked rock bottom on this list as Priestfield Stadium fails to impress with a score of 51.20/100, leaving them as the worst experience for fans across England’s top four divisions – no real surprise considering their ‘temporary’ unsheltered away stand which has been there for years now. Stevenage don’t fare much better as the League 1 team’s home venue is only marginally better.

It’s interesting to note that Premier League teams Luton Town and Crystal Palace make the bottom 10. The Hatters were hoping that the £10m refurbishments at Kenilworth Road was worth it ahead of their first campaign in the top-flight. Forest Green Rovers also rank poorly – whoever had the final say on the food category clearly isn’t a fan of vegan burgers.

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Original article published 01.05.2024 on the GiveMeSport website.

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