Turf Moor is a Premier League milestone

Last updated : 19 August 2009 By Tony Scholes
Middlesbrough's Ayresome Park - used in the first Premier League season of 1992/93

It all got underway on 15th August 1992 with games at nine grounds with some results that would be difficult to believe today - particularly Arsenal's 4-2 Highbury defeat against Norwich City.

Three days ago we became the 43rd club to play in the Premier League and of those clubs eight have used two of their own grounds whilst two other grounds (Selhurst Park and Loftus Road) have been used by two clubs.

43 clubs with eight having used two grounds is 51 you might ask, but Wimbledon never played a Premier League game on their own ground, using Selhurst Park throughout their stay in the Premier League.

Turf Moor has been having a face lift in the last few weeks. There's a new PA system in place for tonight's game, the Bob Lord hospitality rooms have been brilliantly upgraded, the big screen has moved to allow the seats to go back in the cricket field stand where, for the first time since 1996, home and away fans will be housed.

Back in 1992 some of the grounds looked like the one pictured at Middlesbrough, whilst today so many of them have been upgraded with seven of the current Premier League grounds no more than fourteen years old.

The Premier League grounds

Highbury - Arsenal
Stamford Bridge - Chelsea
Highfield Road - Coventry
Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace & Wimbledon
Goodison Park - Everton
Portman Road - Ipswich
Elland Road - Leeds
Bramall Lane - Sheffield United
The Dell - Southampton
City Ground - Nottingham Forest
Maine Road - Manchester City
Ewood Park - Blackburn
Villa Park - Aston Villa
Anfield - Liverpool
Old Trafford - Manchester United
Ayresome Park - Middlesbrough
Carrow Road - Norwich
Boundary Park - Oldham
Loftus Road - QPR & Fulham
Hillsborough - Sheffield Wednesday
White Hart Lane - Tottenham
St. James' Park - Newcastle
Boleyn Ground - West Ham
County Ground - Swindon
Filbert Street - Leicester
Burnden Park - Bolton
Riverside - Middlesbrough
Baseball Ground - Derby
Roker Park - Sunderland
Oakwell - Barnsley
Pride Park - Derby
Reebok Stadium - Bolton
The Valley - Charlton
Vicarage Road - Watford
Stadium of Light - Sunderland
Valley Parade - Bradford City
Craven Cottage - Fulham
St. Mary's - Southampton
St. Andrew's - Birmingham
The Hawthorns - West Brom
Walkers Stadium - Leicester
Fratton Park - Portsmouth
City of Manchester Stadium - Manchester City
Molineux - Wolves
JJB (now DW) Stadium - Wigan
Emirates Stadium - Arsenal
Madejski Stadium - Reading
KC Stadium - Hull
Britannia Stadium - Stoke
Turf Moor - Burnley