Championship Stadium Capacity

What Is The EFL Championship Stadium Capacity 2019/20 – For Every Club

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The EFL Championship Stadium Capacity In Order Of Size

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
Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough 39,859
Leeds United Elland Road 37,890
Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 35,100
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
Fulham Craven Cottage 25,700
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
Reading Madejski Stadium 24,200
Barnsley Oakwell Ground 23,320
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,750
Millwall The Den 20,146
Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road 19,161
Brentford Griffin Park 12,763
Luton Town Kenilworth Road 10,356

Why Are There So Many Big Grounds In The EFL?

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.

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What Club Has the Biggest Ground In The English Championship?

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.

What Club Has the Smallest Ground In The English Championship?

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.


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