What Is The EFL Championship Stadium Capacity 2019/20 – For Every Club
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The clubs playing in the EFL Championship for season 2019/20 have the following ground capacities. Sheffield Wednesday have the largest ground with a capacity of 39,859 and if returning to the Premiership would have the 10th biggest gate. All of these clubs have a bigger ground than AFC Bournemouth who are currently in the Premiership with a gate or 11,364, except Luton Town. Luton do have plans in place to move away from Kenilworth Road and hope to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium in the centre of Luton, on the old Power Court site.
|Club||Name of Ground||Capacity|
|Leeds United||Elland Road||37,890|
|Derby County||Pride Park||33,597|
|Cardiff City||Cardiff City Stadium||33.000|
|Blackburn Rovers||Ewood Park||31,149|
|Nottingham Forest||City Ground||30,602|
|Stoke City||Bet365 Stadium||30,089|
|Birmingham City||St Andrew’s Ground||30,008|
|Charlton Athletic||The Valley||27,111|
|Bristol City||Ashton Gate||27,000|
|West Bromwich Albion||The Hawthorns||26,445|
|Hull City||Kingston Communications Stadium||25,586|
|Wigan Athletic||DW Stadium||25,138|
|Preston North End||Deepdale||24,525|
|Huddersfield Town||John Smith’s Stadium||24,500|
|Swansea City||Liberty Stadium||20,750|
|Queens Park Rangers||Loftus Road||19,161|
|Luton Town||Kenilworth Road||10,356|
It doesn’t surprise us to see so many clubs with large capacities in the EFL Championship, Its a fact, so many have actually played in the top tier of football be it in the Premiership or the old Div 1. We also recall the time the FA Cup semi finals were played on neutral grounds and not at Wembley. Some of these grounds would have been used and most will remember the dreadful scenes at Hillsborough when Liverpool played Nottingham Forest in the 88/89 semi final. Other Championship grounds to host an FA Cup semi final since 1950 are Elland Road and St Andrew’s.
The EFL Championship Stadium Capacity gives a total gates number 574,969 and with the average ticket price for the Championship around £28, across one full round of fixtures where everyone has played at home game and to full capacity the gates receipts across the league would be £16,099,132, which is £670,797 per club/per home game. Clearly Luton are missing out though with a sell out fixture only achieving at best 10,356 if all seats were taken by full paying adults in a category A game the total gate income would only amount to £310,680. So, moving to a new ground is vital if they want to continue to compete in the higher leagues.
In comparison the Premier League would have gates of 808,627 and income per round of home games of £28 million.
During the 2019/20 season Sheffield Wednesday had the biggest ground capacity. Hillsborough holds 39,859 fans and is only marginally higher than Leeds United's ground.
in 2019/20 Luton Town had the smallest ground in the English Championship. The tight space of Kennilworth Road held 10,356 fans which almost 4 times smaller than the biggest ground.