Arguably, Crystal Palace has the most beautiful name in the Premier League. Whether you like it or not, it is a unique name, one that originates from the 19th century. Elsewhere in South London – in what is now called Crystal Palace Park – stood a large glass exhibition building over 500 meters wide and 40 meters high, called 'The Crystal Palace'. The cricket club, which had the same name, played in the park in front of the building. Over the years a football club was added. Although football has been played under the banner of the Crystal Palace for over 160 years, the building itself, unfortunately, disappeared after a devastating fire in 1936. The terraces of the palace are still there and give an indication of how huge it was.
The park is also home to the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre with its eye-catching athletics stadium. The stadium is not very special, but the ground on which it is located is: Crystal Palace played its matches here very early and between 1895 and 1914. The stadium even hosted an FA Cup Final.