Until its modern renovation, Upton Park was renowned for the proximity between fans and players, who came into contact on more than one occasion. Hammers fans now face three intense playoff games to return to the Premiership.
Bristol City- Ashton Gate by ben_afcb, via Flickr. Though more famed for its footballing residents, Ashton Gate also holds a record for the largest Premiership Rugby crowd outside Twickenham, when Bristol beat local rivals Bath 16-6 in December 2006.
Despite their financial troubles, much-beleaguered Portsmouth can still boast of some of the most devoted fans in English football. They also hosted the first ever floodlit match in the country, in February 1956 against Newcastle.