|Three seconds per frame, 60 seconds in total – mp4 here|
I’ve been to a few of these grounds to watch a match – most recently to Goodison – and I used to drive past Old Trafford almost every day on my way back from work but for lots of others I’m not familiar with them so I wanted to produce a set of simple visuals that clearly shows each ground in context. I really find some of the older ones interesting, the way they are packed tightly into their surroundings – like Anfield. But this was really an experiment in layout and map design more than anything else; I just used this dataset as it was interesting.
As for the colours along the bottom, I used the colours for each team on their official website, though for some there are more than one and for at least one (e.g. Man City) I used a darker one so it would show up better on the stadium silhouette.
And, oh yes, I was probably thinking about this topic because for the first time in a decade Sheffield will have a team in the Premier League (just not the one in my neighbourhood!).
Data sources: for the club information it was a mix of Wikipedia and the Premier League website. For the outlines of the grounds I extracted these – then edited them – from Ordnance Survey’s OpenMap Local product. The background imagery is Google satellite view. The street names are also from Ordnance Survey but I extracted these from the OS Open Zoomstack local roads layer and then symbolised them just to show a few of the road labels. I thought this was important given the significance of some local roads and how several grounds are named after them – or parts of grounds are.