To think just how much football has changed in the space of a century – who knows what the future holds another 100 years down the line.
Using image generation software Midjourney, Betting Sites has asked AI what it believes Premier League stadiums will look like by the time we enter the 2100’s.
Midjourney works similarly to popular AI tool ChatGPT, although instead of prompting it for a written response, you are able to use it to generate images based on a set of criteria.
Select clubs in the English top-flight have already begun updating existing stadiums or constructing futuristic new ones in the hope they will stand the test of time.
What architecture in 2123 will look like is best left to Bill and Ted or Marty McFly, but AI has provided its take on each of the 20 teams currently playing in the Premier League.
With Manchester United’s Old Trafford quite literally crumbling before our eyes, and Luton’s Kenilworth Road fused with the back gardens of nearby residents, these depictions may inspire fans who are crossing their fingers for shiny new facilities.
“Old Trafford is falling down” could be heard ringing around the away end during October’s Manchester derby.
‘Old’ in every sense of the word, one group of fans were also reportedly struck by falling pieces of concrete this season.
New shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe has promised to inject the necessary capital to make improvements to United’s spiritual home, and if it is anything like AI’s depiction for the future, a new and improved Old Trafford would be a sight to behold.
The Emirates Stadium looks as if it really has moved to the United Arab Emirates by the 2120’s, with the stunning water features reminiscent of Dubai’s Palm Island.
The traditional townhouses of Highbury and Islignton also look to have been knocked down in favour of some rather garish looking skyscrapers.
Plans to make the Etihad Stadium into an all-encompassing entertainment centre have already been put in place, but MidJourney’s prediction suggests City will have a mammoth capacity in 100 years.
Whether it will remain as quiet as it is with even more fans is another question…
Nothing too drastic here, although the Liverpool fanbase would likely never allow a total reconstruction of their beloved Anfield.
A few cosmetic facelifts appear to have been undertaken by 2123.
Villa Park or a university campus? Not sure this quite hits the right notes.
Much like their north London neighbours, Tottenham appear to have relocated – that, or they’ve planted a forest slap-bang in the middle of Little Russia/Park Lane.
We’re not quite sure what the fireworks are for either – maybe they have finally won a trophy?
One of the few city-centre stadiums in England, St James’s Park looks to have found some breathing space over the next 100 years.
It also looks absolutely enormous, almost as if they decided to make the already-heavens-reaching Milburn Stand and Leazes End wrap around the entirety of the stadium.
The AMEX is already a pretty picturesque stadium, nestled in the rolling hills of Falmer.
The see-through facade on Midjourney’s 100-year prediction for the future may give match-goers a sneak-peek at the city’s coastline – big fan of this one.
Not too much seems to have changed at the London Stadium according to Midjourney – maybe a little taller and squarer.
And hopefully a bit closer to the pitch.
Stamford Bridge is that you? Chelsea have surely moved into a new and improved home by the 2100’s, and wherever this stadium is, it’s gorgeous.
The G-Tech Stadium appears to have lost one of its stands between now and the next 100 years.
It is a strangely unfamiliar concept, and one that likely poses a headache for security.
The colour scheme and sharp angles on what presumably is an updated Molineux look superb.
Having been rebuilt over 30 years ago, this would be a welcomed improvement by the Wolf Pack.
In those blustery winter kick-offs, the open facade might make Crystal Palace’s future home a rather chilly one.
The ballooning effect of the roof is incredible, however – almost as if it is being picked up by the breeze.
Fulham have somehow managed to move Craven Cottage onto their own private island on the River Thames.
The new and improved Riverside stand will become the stand-upon-river, according to Midjourney.
Nothing major to shout about here, although Forest fans will tell you how much they are yearning for an update to the City Ground.
Like Fulham, they are set on the banks of a river, and the imagination runs wild with the concepts that could be drawn up for the future.
A vast improvement on what the Athletic recently ranked as their worst stadium in the Premier League.
The smallest ground to ever grace the Premier League – Kenilworth Road – will cease to exist in the not-so-distant future, with plans for a brand-new 20,000 seater already approved.
Whether the Luton Town Stadium will look anything like this is unclear, but the Hatters faithful can dream.
Drifelp? Maybe a flying car manufacturer from the future…
Whether this is Bramall Lane, or a new site, Midjourney has conjured up a footballing cathedral – stunning.
This is pretty much what Everton’s brand-new Bramley-Moore Dock site will look like when it’s completed, supposedly by the start of next season.
Turf Moor looks to be celebrating in this 100-year depiction. Maybe Vincent Kompany managed to avoid relegation in 2023/24 to kickstart a revolution?