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Research & Insights
06 April 2022

The Premier League’s Priciest Property Pitches

Sam Edwards
Senior Writer & Researcher
The Premier Pitch Property Price League

Table of contents

  1. 1. The most expensive pitch
  2. 2. The runners up
  3. 3. The pitches with the most property potential
  4. 4. What will the Stamford Bridge takeover mean for the local property market?
  5. 5. Research and methodology
  6. 6. Summary: A word from our CEO

As the race to purchase Chelsea F.C. kicks into high gear, we at GetAgent decided to do some digging. Taking the square footage of every Premier League football pitch, we examined how they performed in total property market value within each of their specific postcodes. We also looked at the number of homes the pitches could hold based on average property size in each area.

Although Stamford Bridge has received a bit of negative press in recent weeks, there seems to be no shortage of potential buyers in the running, with the Ricketts family one of the latest frontrunners in the bid to buy the club.

The most expensive pitch

It’s no surprise then, that Stamford Bridge takes first place for the most expensive pitch. With property values sitting at £946 per square foot in SW9 postcode, and the pitch itself spanning 74,282 square feet, that’s a whopping total value of £70.27 mill.

Coming in hot second, but with a substantial £11.27 million difference, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium is worth £59 million based on the current market values in the N7 postcode.

The runners up

In third place is Brentford (£45.4m), in fourth is West Ham (£41.8m), and in fifth, Tottenham (£41.3m). Brighton ranks as the highest team outside of the capital with a pitch property price value of £36m.

At the bottom end of the league, Everton’s poor form is also visible in the property market, with their pitch taking up just £7.4m in value, and Liverpool only marginally higher at £7.5m.

The pitches with the most property potential

When it comes to the most new homes that a single Premier League pitch could deliver to the local market, it’s West Ham that’s top of the table. With the average Newham household comprising 629 square feet, you could fit 122 homes on the London stadium’s pitch.

Leicester City also ranks highly, with enough space to fit 116 homes on the King Power pitch, along with Tottenham (117), Southampton (114), Arsenal (114) and Manchester City (113).

What will the Stamford Bridge takeover mean for the local property market?

With a deal close on the horizon, what will the Stamford Bridge takeover mean for the local property market? Our research suggests that things could look even better for homeowners in SW6. We analysed house price growth surrounding 20 Premier League stadiums following high-profile takeovers.

The research suggests that, on average, property values increased by 5%. However, following Joe Lewis’ takeover of Tottenham in 2001, local house prices saw a massive 19% increase. House prices also boomed by 16% following Joshua Harris’ takeover of Crystal Palace in 2015, while a 13% increase followed when Tony Bloom took over Brighton in 2009.

Research and methodology

  • Outcode house prices per square foot sourced from PropertyData.
  • Pitch sizes sourced from Transfermarkt.
  • Local property sizes sourced from the ONS.

Table shows each Premier League stadium, the size of the pitch, the property value of this pitch and the number of new homes it could accommodate

TeamStadiumOutcodeAverage house price (per square foot)Approx pitch size (per square foot)Pitch size potential for new properties
ChelseaStamford BridgeSW6£94674,282109
ArsenalEmirates StadiumN7£76876,854114
BrentfordBrentford Community StadiumTW8£59176,854112
West Ham UnitedLondon StadiumE20£54476,854122
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur StadiumN17£53876,854117
Brighton & Hove AlbionAmex StadiumBN1£46277,984107
WatfordVicarage RoadWD18£46277,984112
Crystal PalaceSelhurst ParkSE25£45273,926101
Manchester UnitedOld TraffordM16£26976,854103
Norwich CityCarrow RoadNR1£26476,122107
SouthamptonSt Mary’s StadiumSO14£26574,658114
Leicester CityKing Power StadiumLE2£25573,560116
Newcastle UnitedSt James’ ParkNE1£21576,854103
Manchester CityEtihad StadiumM11£18876,854113
Aston VillaVilla ParkB6£15676,854108
Leeds UnitedElland RoadLS11£14676,854108
Wolverhampton WanderersMolineux  StadiumWV1£14568,889100
BurnleyTurf MoorBB10£11173,883105
EvertonGoodison ParkL4£10173,19595

Table shows the takeover year of each club and the house price growth seen over the following year

Football clubMajority ownerTakeover yearAverage house price when taken overChange one year after
Tottenham HotspurJoe Lewis2001£165,12719%
Crystal PalaceJoshua Harris2015£307,06416%
BrightonTony Bloom2009£212,68513%
BournemouthMaxim Demin2013£208,2268%
ChelseaRoman Abramovich2003£318,8068%
NorwichDelia Smith and Micheal Wynn-Jones1996£39,2768%
Sheffield UnitedPrince Abdullah Bin Musa'ed2013£127,2156%
WolvesGuo Chuangchang2016£132,8065%
EvertonFarhad Moshiri2016£118,4425%
WatfordGino Pozzo2012£223,3564%
ArsenalStan Kroenke2011£424,1044%
Manchester UnitedThe Glazers2005£175,9104%
Aston VillaNassef Sawiris2018£182,7863%
BurnleyMike Garlick2015£71,8553%
SouthamptonGao Jisheng2017£205,0022%
West HamDavid Sullivan and David Gold2010£204,4672%
Leicester CityAiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (formerly his father Vichai)2010£119,909-1%
LiverpoolJohn Henry2010£113,327-4%
Newcastle UnitedMike Ashley2007£160,874-5%
Manchester CitySheikh Mansour2008£131,173-11%
Average overall5%

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