Artificial Intelligence has envisioned the potential evolution of each of the 20 current Premier League stadiums in 100 years, and the results are nothing short of remarkable.
Football stadiums have always adapted and transformed to meet new requirements, often becoming unrecognizable after undergoing upgrades.
The title of the oldest football stadium in current use is debated. Some consider Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground, opened in 1807, as the oldest. The stadium is set to host League Two football next season after the club earned promotion from the National League. It has undergone significant changes since its inception in 1877 when it hosted Wales’ first international friendly, including the addition of new stands and seating.
Others argue that Preston North End’s Deepdale is the oldest active stadium. It has seen upgrades and even housed the National Football Museum from 2001 to 2010. Nevertheless, its structural transformation has been limited since it hosted Football League fixtures in 1888.
In the Premier League, several stadiums, such as Tottenham’s White Hart Lane and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, have recently undergone significant renovations. However, these clubs still have the potential for growth. Using an AI generator called Midjourney, we’ve created futuristic visions of what each Premier League club’s stadium could look like in a century (all images courtesy of Midjourney).
- Old Trafford, home of Manchester United
AI envisions a more modernized version of Old Trafford in 100 years, retaining its iconic structure. While the overall shape resembles the present, it adopts a bowl-style configuration. This forecasted transformation aligns with the current discussions about renovating the stadium.
- Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium appears to have architectural similarities to Wembley, with an arch spanning its upper section. In one image, part of the roof is enclosed, and the stadium is situated near the River Thames.
- Anfield, home of Liverpool
Anfield’s futuristic rendering looks almost cinematic, featuring a bowl-shaped design that resembles something out of a movie.
- Vitality Stadium, home of Bournemouth
Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium envisions a stadium akin to a final battle arena, showcasing dramatic architectural innovation.