Premier League rebranding
On 9 February 2016, the Premier League announced a rebrand; beginning with the 2016–17 season, the competition will be known simply as the Premier League, without any sponsor’s name attached. As part of their rebranding, a new logo was introduced.
From the beginning of the 2016–17 season, ticket prices for away fans will be capped at £30 per ticket.
Twenty teams will compete in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season, as well as three teams promoted from the Championship.
Burnley became the first club to be promoted after a 1–0 win against Queens Park Rangers on 2 May 2016 meant they were guaranteed an automatic place. They return to the League after only a season’s absence. Middlesbrough became the second club to be promoted, after a 1–1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion meant they finished above them on goal difference and secured the second automatic spot. They play Premier League football for the first time since the 2008–09 season.Hull City became the third and final club to be promoted, following a 1–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium on 28 May 2016, to secure their return to the Premier League after only a season’s absence.
The three promoted clubs replace Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa. This will be the first season in the Premier League era that former European Cup winners Aston Villa do not compete in the top flight of English football.
Stadia and locations
West Ham United will be playing for the first time in the Olympic Stadium. Although having a capacity of 60,000, for the first Premier League game this was limited to 57,000 due to safety fears following persistent standing by fans at West Ham’s Europa League game played in early August.
Tottenham Hotspur will be playing at White Hart Lane with a reduced capacity, due to the north east corner of the stadium being dismantled to help facilitate building works for their new stadium being built adjacently.
Premier league clubs manager, location and stadium capacity.
- Table lists in alphabetical order.
|AFC Bournemouth||Bournemouth||Dean Court||11,464|
|Crystal Palace||London||Selhurst Park||26,309|
|Hull City||Hull||KCOM Stadium||25,404|
|Leicester City||Leicester||King Power Stadium||32,500|
|Manchester City||Manchester||City of Manchester Stadium||55,097|
|Manchester United||Manchester||Old Trafford||76,100|
|Southampton||Southampton||St Mary’s Stadium||32,689|
|Stoke City||Stoke-on-Trent||Bet365 Stadium||28,383|
|Sunderland||Sunderland||Stadium of Light||49,000|
|Swansea City||Swansea||Liberty Stadium||20,972|
|Tottenham Hotspur||London||White Hart Lane||36,274|
|West Bromwich Albion||West Bromwich||The Hawthorns||26,500|
|West Ham United||London||Olympic Stadium||57,000|
Personnel and kits
|Team||Manager1||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|AFC Bournemouth||Eddie Howe||JD Sports||Mansion Group|
|Crystal Palace||Alan Pardew||Macron||Mansion Group|
|Hull City||Mike Phelan (caretaker)||Umbro||SportPesa|
|Leicester City||Claudio Ranieri||Puma||King Power|
|Liverpool||Jürgen Klopp||New Balance||Standard Chartered|
|Manchester City||Pep Guardiola||Nike||Etihad Airways|
|Manchester United||José Mourinho||Adidas||Chevrolet|
|Southampton||Claude Puel||Under Armour||Virgin Media|
|Stoke City||Mark Hughes||Macron||Bet365|
|Swansea City||Francesco Guidolin||Joma||BetEast|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Mauricio Pochettino||Under Armour||AIA|
|West Bromwich Albion||Tony Pulis||Adidas||UK-K8.com|
|West Ham United||Slaven Bilić||Umbro||Betway|
- According to current revision of List of English Football League managers.
- Additionally, referee kits are made by Nike, sponsored by EA Sports, and Nike has a new match ball, the Ordem Premier League.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of
|Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of
|Southampton||Ronald Koeman||Signed by Everton||14 June 2016||Pre-season||Claude Puel||30 June 2016|
|Everton||David Unsworth||End of caretaker spell||14 June 2016||Ronald Koeman||14 June 2016|
|Chelsea||Guus Hiddink||30 June 2016||Antonio Conte||1 July 2016|
|Manchester City||Manuel Pellegrini||Mutual consent||30 June 2016||Pep Guardiola||1 July 2016|
|Watford||Quique Sánchez Flores||30 June 2016||Walter Mazzarri||1 July 2016|
|Hull City||Steve Bruce||Resigned||22 July 2016||Mike Phelan (caretaker)||22 July 2016|
|Sunderland||Sam Allardyce||Signed by England||22 July 2016||David Moyes||23 July 2016|