Soccer / england football

The old Bramall Lane
Maybe few football fans will know what I mean just by reading the title, but today I would like to talk to you about what we might consider the first football soccer stadium in history, Bramall Lane Stadium It is not surprising that since football is a sport that originated in England, it is precisely there that the first football stadium was built. And the honor is held by the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, whose inhabitants contemplated the inauguration of this old glory of sports architecture on April 30, 1855. Originally conceived for the practice of Cricket by the Duke of Norfolk, it was rented for an amount of 70 Pounds per year, however it did not take long for it to be suitable for soccer, a sport that gained more and more fans, and became the home of Sheffield United FC (founded in 1857) The first official game was held on December 29, 1862, facing the local Sheffield F.C with Hallam F.C. (founded two years earlier in 1860) and the proceeds went to social works of the district of Lancashire that was severely affected by an unusual famine between 1861 and 1865. Its capacity is around 32,000 spectators, but before there were strict regulations regarding security, it became crowded with up to 68,000 souls. After that, there were other great soccer fields, such as the Wrexham FC stadium in 1885, and it was not until 1895 when the first big football stadium was built outside of England. I mean the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, home of the greek club Olimpiakos. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Uruguayans built the “Gran Parque Central” (Great Central Park) in 1900, currently the headquarters of the Club Nacional of Montevideo. Finally, it is curious to know that Spain, which is home to one of the most important football leagues in the world, only erected its first big stadium in 1908 with the inauguration of "El Molinón" that would serve as venue for Sporting de Gijón.