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Top 20 Loudest Football Grounds in Premier League

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Which Premier League team has the loudest home supporters? The answer may be surprise you.

“We have taken a series of measurements on the terraces of each club’s home ground and averaged this out across games and the season,” said Michael Dennis, Fan Chants managing director. Fan Chants is a website that allows you to upload your favorite songs or chants.

In the past, Stoke City has been the loudest Premier League ground, but they’ve been knocked off the top spot. Also surprising is how Wigan Athletic have louder supporters than many Premier League sides including Tottenham Hotspur.

Some of the results may surprise, some may not (such as the team that comes in last place, which are nestled into a cozy ground).

Here are the findings:

  1. Liverpool, 97 decibels
  2. Man United, 94 decibels
  3. Aston Villa, 89 decibels
  4. Everton, 86 decibels
  5. Blackpool, 85 decibels
  6. Stoke City, 83 decibels
  7. Newcastle, 82 decibels
  8. West Ham, 81 decibels
  9. Chelsea, 80 decibels
  10. Sunderland, 80 decibels
  11. Arsenal, 77 decibels
  12. Wigan, 72 decibels
  13. Man City, 71 decibels
  14. Tottenham, 70 decibels
  15. Birmingham, 70 decibels
  16. Bolton, 69 decibels
  17. Wolves, 69 decibels
  18. Blackburn, 67 decibels
  19. West Brom, 67 decibels
  20. Fulham, 65 decibels

What for you are some of the surprising results? Do you believe these numbers or disagree with them? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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28 Responses to Top 20 Loudest Football Grounds in Premier League

  1. Evan says:

    A lot of this would depend on the size of the ground and how the supporters are spread around.

    • Joe says:

      Exactly, which is why this is completely unscientific.

    • MennoDaddy says:

      Acoustics and the shape of the stadium must play a large role, too. I find it almost incongruous that Wigan could have louder supporters than Tottenham or Man City, but there must be something in the shape of the DW that lends itself to loud crowd noises more so than White Hart Lane or City of Manchester. I mean, the DW is half empty most of the time.

      The fallacy would be equating decibal ratings with overall fan support.

      • brett says:

        Empty plastic and medal stands reflect sound much better than soft human bodies which could explain how the half empty DW is “loud.”

    • alex dale says:

      not really because blackpools groung holds 16000 and is 5th on the list

  2. Deysi says:

    Good for ManUtd !

  3. Sean says:

    Gaffer, may I ask where you got this information from?

    I remember reading about Liverpool’s average in an article from The Daily Telegraph this week, but when I went to the Fan Chants website to look at the list I was not able to find it.

  4. Stephen says:

    MAN UNITED 2nd!!!!
    Newcastle, Sunderland and Stoke easily the loudest in the Premier League 6,7 and 10th. This list seems highly uncredible.

  5. Dakota says:

    This would be a cool study to be able to have accurate results from. For experiments sake, if every stadium was identical, it would be interesting to see which teams have the loudest overall fans.

    • Red20 says:

      that would be a pointless exercise, because really, who cares?

      In terms of what the players (specifically the visitors) experience on the pitch, this study is all you need. I see what you’re saying though, but all that truly matters is how loud it actually is.

  6. Andy says:

    Way too many intangibles to make a report like this any more than mildly interesting. For instance, who were the home teams playing at the time? Was it a match that had a bearing on their league or european hopes or aspirations? How many people were in the ground at the time? Were the home team winning or losing when the readings were taken? Why would anyone believe something called “Fan Chants” website?

    • scott says:

      it says its an average over the season if you read it.
      “We have taken a series of measurements on the terraces of each club’s home ground and averaged this out across games and the season,”

      • Stephen says:

        This is from a small blog-like site, when have you ever heard anything about microphones in grounds, more like they’ve took an un-commentated piece of footage imported to movie maker and had a look at the dB.

  7. ianm says:

    This list has been ridiculed in the UK when it was published on this site:

    I mean FFS “Peter’s Fan Chants” website – gimme a break!

    Sky’s sound engineers did the only chart worth reading back in 2008:

    …and it was endorsed by Sky.

    Very poor show quoting that website EPLTalk.

  8. Johnno says:

    Amplitude is only apart of the equation and on its own proves nowt. Total atmosphere and / or intimidation factors should be included, as well as many others. What does any of this really try to prove ? It’s a ridiculous survey.

  9. steve says:

    this is ridiculous

    everybody knows that man for man, uniteds fans are dreadful, theres a reason why its known as the library, yet they are second ???

    too many factos involved in this study
    design of stadium, number of fans, time of game, opposition fans, opposing team, scoreline
    etc etc

    it doesnt take a genius to work out that man united and villa fans are some of the worst in the league whereas stoke are probably the best

  10. Pongo waring says:

    3rd on the list! UTV ! Scum 15th! Hahaha!

  11. chantlad says:

    Is everyone commenting here a scientist or just a chant expert?

  12. BIll says:

    Man Utd get crowds of 70,000+, Stoke get 27,000 = hardly a fair comparison, for atmopshere – Stoke, Newcastle, Sunderland, LIverpool etc..are going to be the better clubs……Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea are full of prawn sandwhich plastic supporters…Chelsea more so, the only set of supporters that clap their team goin 1-0 up, it’s like being at a cricket ground.

  13. Tom says:

    What a load of bollocks. Atmosphere at Wolves is incredible, and i went to Liverpool yesterday and it was like a bloody library

  14. Josh says:

    man united are silent. the emirates is a library. i’m a stevenage fan and when we went to old trafford for our play off final ast season we were louder than man u have ever been.

  15. George says:

    Balls have you been to Wigans ground is the away fans that make all the noise not the wigan fans and everton’s atmosphere is just pathetic for a big stadium

  16. Potter1989 says:

    The fortress Britannia is the loudest in the country!!! I mean a total of 26000 after deduction of away supporters can make more noise than the so called top fours bigger capacity stadiums. It has already been proven that we have topped over 100 decibles proven by a sound engineer on calendar news. I say were loud and proud and dedicated.

  17. jay says:

    not a chance stoke first and not being funny but birmingham,wigan,blackpool,all above wolves no way mate get some real stats birmingham hardly sing

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