Could living next to your football team get you the house of your dreams?
With the fixtures for the new season being recently announced, online estate agent sold.co.uk looked into just how much above or below the national average house price it would cost for you to live near your dream team in prep for the 2022/23 campaign.
Using government data it was discovered that the UK average house price currently sits at £297,524, 9.9% higher than last year. Sold broke down the data and took the average house price for the local authority that governs the postcode of the area the stadium resides in.</p>
The results ordered by last season's finishing league position are below.
1. Man City - Ethihad Stadium
Living within touching distance of the league champions and the Ethihad will set you back an average of £216,663. That's a 5.5% increase on the 2021 average of £205,303. Will more glory drive prices higher?
2. Liverpool - Anfield
A move to Anfield to watch Jurgen's Reds could set you back £175,728, 10.9% more than if you were to have moved their last year where the average house price was £158,419. Two trophies and 3 finals last season could see more of you wanting to get closer to the action.
3. Chelsea - Stamford Bridge
A smaller increase than the two areas above them, Chelsea's ground resides in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham where the annual increase was 5% meaning a house in the area will cost an average of £753,234, compared to £717,193 last year.
4. Tottenham - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
An increase of just 1.5% for the borough of Haringey means that a house will cost on average £584,622 compared to the previous total of £575,855. A team known to be astute around transfers, perhaps homeowners could be the same and cash in now?
5. Arsenal - Emirates Stadium
London fills another slot on the list and the close proximity of both Tottenham and Arsenal is reflected in how similar the increases in house price are. Houses in Islington saw an increase of 2% making the average cost £699,757 compared to £685,818 last year.
6. Manchester United - Old Trafford
House prices in Trafford have seen more of a rise than the team of the same area recently with the average cost now 7.8% higher than last year. With a cost now standing at £350,757 whereas in 2021 it was £325,265.
7. West Ham United - The London Stadium
London makes another entry and it is another lower increase than other areas of the UK. To live near the Hammers will cost 3.8% more than last year. Property prices in Newham are now at an average of £408,856 compared to £393,396 a year ago. David Moyes has steered the ship well so far. Will success bring more expensive housing?
8. Leicester City - The King Power Stadium
The prices in Leicester are among the lowest on the list but have seen the second highest year on year increase. Some 11.1%! Average property prices now sit at £224,800 compared to just over £200k last year. Can Brendan Rodgers manage what Ranieri did a few years back and deliver the league title?
9. Brighton - Amex Stadium
Living by the seaside is a dream for many but it'll cost significantly more this year than last. Getting close to the Seagulls will cost an average of £426,554 compared to £390,845 last year. A 9.9% increase.
10. Wolves - Molineux
Living close to Wolves won't cost as much as living near to Seagulls but the increase in house price was the same. A 9.9% increase seeing the average property cost £187,396 compared to £170,648 a year earlier.
11. Newcastle - St James' Park
Whilst the football club yo-yoed up and down the table for a while, house prices only went one way with them reaching 9% higher than last year. To live near the Magpies will now cost £187,242. With new multi-billionaire owners at the helm, could the club rise as fast as the house prices?
12. Crystal Palace - Selhurst Park
Situated in the borough of Croydon, fans of Palace will see their houses showing the highest increase of all the London based Premier League clubs. 7.5% above 2021 prices means the average house price will set you back £416,612.
13. Brentford - Brentford Community Stadium
Fans of Brentford looking to move closer to their idols won't be hit by the high increases seen elsewhere. A 1.3% increase will see you secure a property in Hounslow for £431,343.
14. Aston Villa - Villa Park
Living close to the Villains will set you back an average of £221,077, 8% more than it would have done last year. New signings, a legendary ex-player as manager. Could this be their year?
15. Southampton - St Marys Stadium
One of the biggest increases in the league means that Saints fans could end up paying 10.7% more than they did last year. Average property on the south coast could see you snap up a property for £238,080.
16. Everton - Goodison Park
The other team in Liverpool may not have reached the same heights in the league table but they did share the same increase in house prices due to their close proximity. A 10.9% increase means Toffees fans looking to get close to the team could spend £175,728 on property.
17. Leeds United - Elland Road
Leeds has a dedicated and passionate fan base that supported the team through a variety of ups and downs last season. Whilst the team was near the bottom of the league, house prices were mid-table. An 8.4% increase means a house in the area will set you back an average of £226,876.
18. Fulham - Craven Cottage
Returning to the Premier League could see an increase in property in the Fulham and Hammersmith area. Right now they will set you back £753,234, 5% more than they did last year. Could relegation see the prices nose dive?
19. Bournemouth - Vitality Stadium
House prices in Bournemouth are rising as fast as the football club. Promotion to the Premier League means cash for the club. It could for homeowners too with the average property prices 10.7% higher than last year. It now sits at £328,965.
20. Nottingham Forest - The City Ground
They may have only just made it back to top flight football but the house prices here are champion when it comes to the year on year increase. The biggest jump of them all sees houses near The City Ground rise by 11.3% on last year. They now are at £343,068.