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5 Haunted football stadiums around the world

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#4 St Mary's (Southampton's stadium)

Built on a graveyard
Built on a graveyard

Southampton moved to the St Mary's in 2001 - a stadium built for just £32 million. They moved from The Dell after 103 years they moved to St Mary's - a stadium that more than doubled their capacity from 15,000 to 32,500.

The stadium is built on a site that used to be a graveyard before. It's said that the spirits of the people buried there were haunting the stadium when the Saints moved in during the 2001-02 season.

A terrible start to the season saw relegation looking certain as they picked up just 10 points from their first 14 matches. That cost manager, Stuart Gray his job after barely six months in charge.

Rumours spread that spirits were taking their revenge for the excavation of the pre-Christian tombs at the place where the stadium was built. The belief grew so strong that Southampton called an actual pagan white witch to rid the evil from the ground!

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