Football stadium house prices higher than rugby

Football stadium house prices higher than rugby
Football stadium house prices higher than rugby

With the football and rugby seasons in full swing and a number of major sporting events being held over the coming months, eMoov.co.uk has looked at how house prices fare across areas that are home to a major UK football or rugby stadium.

eMoov looked at 144 of the UK’s sporting stadiums with a capacity over 10,000 and found that on average, house prices in areas with a football stadium (£215,089) were 8% higher than those with a rugby stadium (£199,945).

But whilst both have enjoyed an annual increase of 4%, the endless weekends of rowdy crowds seem to impact the property potential in these areas, with homeowners with a football stadiums 5% worse off compared to the current UK average (£226,185) and those with a neighbouring rugby stadium 13% worse off.

Despite this, one sport does seem to be good for the local property market. Those in an area home to a major cricket venue are enjoying a current house price (£287,688) 27% higher than the UK average up 5% annually.

Of course, London is the most expensive area for UK sporting venue properties, with Lord’s cricket ground in Westminster home to an average house price of £999,437. It’s joined in the top 10 by the likes of Craven Cottage, Loftus Road, Stamford Bridge, Twickenham Stadium, the Emirates and the Oval.

The lowest average house price is found by one of the smaller stadiums in the list, Cwmbran Stadium in Blaenau Gwent in Wales, where the average property price is just £81,482. Burnley FC’s Turf Moor is the second cheapest at £83,508.

Ewood Park, home to Blackburn Rovers, has enjoyed the largest annual increase at 14%, with Aberdeen FC’s Pittodrie Stadium seeing the largest annual decline in prices at -8%.

Founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk, Russell Quirk, commented: “The sudden influx of thousands of people to one area, via the same transport links, can cause absolute chaos for local residents. It can close roads, cause long delays and increase noise and litter pollution so it may seem understandable that house prices are lower around the UK’s major stadiums.

However, it’s important to remember that for most of these communities these venues are a source of income not only for those working at the venue itself but for the hundreds of local businesses that benefit on match days.

This, in turn, translates to positivity for the economy which will always trickle down to the housing market. For the right buyer, a short walk to the home of their favourite team could be the selling point for your property and even result in a higher price achieved.”

Sport Average House Price Monthly Change Annual Change
Rugby

£199,945

1%

4%

Football

£215,089

1%

4%

Cricket

£287,688

2%

5%

UK

£226,185

1%

5%

 

Highest Average House Price

Stadium

Capacity

Location Country Sport Average House Price
Lord’s Cricket Ground

28,000

Westminster  England Cricket

£999,437

Meadow Lane

20,211

Westminster  England Football

£999,437

Craven Cottage

25,700

Hammersmith and Fulham  England Football

£759,934

Loftus Road

18,200

Hammersmith and Fulham  England Football

£759,934

Stamford Bridge

41,841

Hammersmith and Fulham  England Football

£759,934

Twickenham Stadium

82,000

Richmond upon Thames  England Rugby

£685,947

Twickenham Stoop

14,816

Richmond upon Thames  England Rugby

£685,947

Emirates Stadium

60,432

Islington  England Football

£674,896

The Oval

23,500

Lambeth  England Cricket

£533,312

New Den Stadium

20,146

Southwark  England Football

£507,766

Lowest Average House Price

Stadium

Capacity

Location Country Sport Average House Price
Cwmbran Stadium

10,500

Blaenau Gwent  Wales Football

£81,482

Turf Moor

22,546

Burnley  England Football

£83,508

Rugby Park

17,889

East Ayrshire  Scotland Football

£97,248

Penydarren Park

10,000

Merthyr Tydfil  Wales Football

£98,325

Bet365 Stadium

30,183

Stoke-on-Trent  England Football

£103,483

Vale Park

19,052

Stoke-on-Trent  England Football

£103,483

Bloomfield Road

16,220

Blackpool  England Football

£103,985

Excelsior Stadium

10,101

North Lanarkshire  Scotland Football

£104,961

Fir Park

13,677

North Lanarkshire  Scotland Football

£104,961

Cappielow

11,589

Inverclyde  Scotland Football

£106,620

Highest Annual Price Increase

Stadium

Capacity

Location Country Sport Annual
Ewood Park

31,367

Blackburn with Darwen  England Football

14

Gigg Lane

11,669

Bury  England Football

13

Brewery Field

12,000

Bridgend  Wales Football & Rugby

12

Kenilworth Road

10,356

Luton  England Football

11

Colchester Community Stadium

10,000

Colchester  England Football

11

Turf Moor

22,546

Burnley  England Football

10

Trent Bridge

17,500

Nottingham  England Cricket

10

City Ground

30,602

Nottingham  England Football

10

Tynecastle Park

17,480

Edinburgh  Scotland Football

10

Easter Road

20,421

Edinburgh  Scotland Football

10

Lowest Annual Price Increase

Stadium

Capacity

Location Country Sport Annual
Pittodrie Stadium

20,866

Aberdeen  Scotland Football

-8

Lord’s Cricket Ground

28,000

Westminster  England Cricket

-3

Meadow Lane

20,211

Westminster  England Football

-3

Halton Stadium

13,350

Halton  England Rugby

-2

Parc y Scarlets

14,870

Carmarthenshire  Wales Football & Rugby

-2

Wembley Stadium

90,000

Brent  England Football

-1

Brunton Park

16,651

Carlisle  England Football

-1

Deepdale

23,408

Preston  England Football

0

Griffin Park

12,763

Hounslow  England Football

0

Craven Cottage

25,700

Hammersmith and Fulham  England Football

0

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