Football stadium house prices higher than rugby

Thursday, 5th October 2017, 1:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th October 2017, 2:40 pm

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.”

SportAverage House PriceMonthly ChangeAnnual ChangeRugby

£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

LocationCountrySportAverage House PriceLord's Cricket Ground

28,000

Westminster EnglandCricket

£999,437

Meadow Lane

20,211

Westminster EnglandFootball

£999,437

Craven Cottage

25,700

Hammersmith and Fulham EnglandFootball

£759,934

Loftus Road

18,200

Hammersmith and Fulham EnglandFootball

£759,934

Stamford Bridge

41,841

Hammersmith and Fulham EnglandFootball

£759,934

Twickenham Stadium

82,000

Richmond upon Thames EnglandRugby

£685,947

Twickenham Stoop

14,816

Richmond upon Thames EnglandRugby

£685,947

Emirates Stadium

60,432

Islington EnglandFootball

£674,896

The Oval

23,500

Lambeth EnglandCricket

£533,312

New Den Stadium

20,146

Southwark EnglandFootball

£507,766

Lowest Average House Price

Stadium

Capacity

LocationCountrySportAverage House PriceCwmbran Stadium

10,500

Blaenau Gwent WalesFootball

£81,482

Turf Moor

22,546

Burnley EnglandFootball

£83,508

Rugby Park

17,889

East Ayrshire ScotlandFootball

£97,248

Penydarren Park

10,000

Merthyr Tydfil WalesFootball

£98,325

Bet365 Stadium

30,183

Stoke-on-Trent EnglandFootball

£103,483

Vale Park

19,052

Stoke-on-Trent EnglandFootball

£103,483

Bloomfield Road

16,220

Blackpool EnglandFootball

£103,985

Excelsior Stadium

10,101

North Lanarkshire ScotlandFootball

£104,961

Fir Park

13,677

North Lanarkshire ScotlandFootball

£104,961

Cappielow

11,589

Inverclyde ScotlandFootball

£106,620

Highest Annual Price Increase

Stadium

Capacity

LocationCountrySportAnnualEwood Park

31,367

Blackburn with Darwen EnglandFootball

14

Gigg Lane

11,669

Bury EnglandFootball

13

Brewery Field

12,000

Bridgend WalesFootball & Rugby

12

Kenilworth Road

10,356

Luton EnglandFootball

11

Colchester Community Stadium

10,000

Colchester EnglandFootball

11

Turf Moor

22,546

Burnley EnglandFootball

10

Trent Bridge

17,500

Nottingham EnglandCricket

10

City Ground

30,602

Nottingham EnglandFootball

10

Tynecastle Park

17,480

Edinburgh ScotlandFootball

10

Easter Road

20,421

Edinburgh ScotlandFootball

10

Lowest Annual Price Increase

Stadium

Capacity

LocationCountrySportAnnualPittodrie Stadium

20,866

Aberdeen ScotlandFootball

-8

Lord's Cricket Ground

28,000

Westminster EnglandCricket

-3

Meadow Lane

20,211

Westminster EnglandFootball

-3

Halton Stadium

13,350

Halton EnglandRugby

-2

Parc y Scarlets

14,870

Carmarthenshire WalesFootball & Rugby

-2

Wembley Stadium

90,000

Brent EnglandFootball

-1

Brunton Park

16,651

Carlisle EnglandFootball

-1

Deepdale

23,408

Preston EnglandFootball

Griffin Park

12,763

Hounslow EnglandFootball

Craven Cottage

25,700

Hammersmith and Fulham EnglandFootball