Knight Frank has released its latest analysis on residential price performance around the home grounds of the 20 English Premier League clubs. Three of the top five performers are clubs based in or around London – led by Tottenham Hotspur, followed by West Ham United and Watford.

Ranking highlights

Based on one-year % change (Data to Q4 2015)

  • Tottenham Hotspur, who missed out narrowly on the premier league title, claimed the house price growth crown, with 18.4% annual growth in an area that could see a real boost from Crossrail 2, a proposed rail link that would connect North and South London.
  • West Ham United, who will see their stadium redeveloped into a residential scheme as they move into the Olympic Stadium, saw the second highest price growth with a 13.2% increase.

Based on mean house prices (Data from Q3 2015 to Q4 2015)

  • Chelsea, albeit having a turbulent time both on and off the pitch with the lowest residential price growth (3.9%) among the London-based clubs, topped in another league: that of mean house prices, with the average house price around the ground at £638,000 – over 13 times the value of residential property around Goodison Park, home of Everton FC, who came bottom of the list.

Oliver Knight, Senior Analyst Knight Frank Residential Research, Knight Frank, comments: “The findings not only demonstrate the huge differences in value throughout the UK, but also the variety of performance and prices within London, where sub-markets are moving at significantly different speeds.”

With a focus on the leading EPL champion Leicester, Knight explains: “Similar to a number of property markets across the UK, Leicester has taken a long time to recover from the Global Financial Crisis.  Our analysis of Land Registry data shows prices in the city were just 1.2% higher at the end of 2015 than their previous peak in 2007. However, the local economy can expect a marginal boost following the Premier League win – as the profile of the city is raised and money from Europe’s elite football competition comes in.”

Leicester could be set for a windfall, as commercial revenue, TV rights and entry into Europe’s elite Champions league competition boost their coffers. Average residential values around the King Power Stadium in Leicester stood at £127,000 at the end of 2015, following a respectable 6.6% price growth over the year.

One-year % change (Data to Q4 2015)

Rank English Premier League Club One-year %change
(Data to Q4 2015)
1 Tottenham Hotspur 18.4%
2 West Ham United 13.2%
3 Watford 10.6%
4 Manchester City 9.2%
5 Crystal Palace 9.2%
6 Manchester United 8.7%
7 Leicester City 6.6%
8 Newcastle United 6.2%
9 Arsenal 5.6%
10 Norwich City 5.3%
11 West Bromwich Albion 5.0%
12 Southampton 4.9%
13 Liverpool 4.6%
14 Chelsea 3.9%
15 Aston Villa 3.8%
16 Everton 3.2%
17 A.F.C. Bournemouth 3.0%
18 Sunderland 2.2%
19 Stoke City 2.0%
20 Swansea City 1.8%

Source: Knight Frank Research / Land Registry

Mean house prices (Data from Q3 2015 to Q4 2015)

Rank Stadium English Premier League Club Area Mean house prices
1 Stamford Bridge Chelsea Central London £638,333
2 Emirates Stadium Arsenal North London £519,193
3 Dean Court A.F.C. Bournemouth Bournemouth £378,900
4 Selhurst Park Crystal Palace South London £303,616
5 Vicarage Road Watford Watford £295,074
6 Boleyn Ground West Ham United East London £292,337
7 Carrow Road Norwich City Norwich £196,997
8 St Mary’s Stadium Southampton Southampton £193,283
9 Stadium of Light Sunderland Sunderland £161,125
10 Old Trafford Manchester United Trafford £145,448
11 White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur North London £140,667
12 King Power Stadium Leicester City Leicester £127,302
13 St. James’ Park Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne £126,555
14 Villa Park Aston Villa Birmingham £103,466
15 Etihad Stadium Manchester City Manchester £96,000
16 The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich £91,074
17 Britannia Stadium Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent £79,373
18 Liberty Stadium Swansea City Swansea £74,591
19 Anfield Liverpool Liverpool £70,214
20 Goodison Park Everton Liverpool £48,013

Source: Knight Frank Research / Land Registry

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