List of English rugby league stadiums by capacity

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This is a partial list of English rugby league stadiums, ranked in descending order of capacity.

Existing stadiums[edit]

Rank Stadium Capacity Club 2012 Division Notes
1 Wembley Stadium 90,000 - - Challenge Cup Final venue
2 Old Trafford 75,811[1] - Super League Super League Grand Final venue
3 Elland Road 39,460[2] - Four Nations, World Club Challenge Test matches
4 Odsal Stadium 26,019 [3] Bradford Super League
5 KC Stadium 25,404[3] Hull Super League Shared with Hull City
6 DW Stadium 25,138[4] Wigan Super League Shared with Wigan Athletic
7 Galpharm Stadium 24,500 [3] Huddersfield Super League Shared with Huddersfield Town
8 Headingley 22,000 [3] Leeds Super League Shared with Leeds Carnegie, A.K.A Headingley.
9 Langtree Park 18,000 St. Helens Super League
10 Halliwell Jones Stadium 15,500 Warrington Super League
11 Keepmoat Stadium 15,231 Doncaster Championship 1 Shared with Doncaster Rovers
12 The Shay 14,061 Halifax Championship Shared with Halifax Town
13 Stobart Stadium Halton 13,350 Widnes Super League All seater. Revolutionary iPitch  
14 AJ Bell Stadium 12,000 [5] Salford Super League  
15 Thunderdome 11,800 Gateshead Thunder Championship 1   All seater
16 Wheldon Road 11,750 [3] Castleford Super League  
17 Belle Vue 11,000[3] Wakefield Trinity Super League  
18 Spotland 10,249 Rochdale Hornets Championship 1 Shared with Rochdale A.F.C
19 New Craven Park 10,215 [3] Hull Kingston Rovers Super League  
20 Leigh Sports Village 10,000 Leigh Championship Shared with Leigh Genesis F.C. and Swinton Lions
Derwent Park 10,000 Workington Town Championship 1
22 Wilderspool 9,800 Woolston Rovers National Conference League Previous home of the Warrington Wolves
23 Cougar Park 7,800 Keighley Championship  
24 Craven Park 7,600 Barrow Championship
25 Recreation Ground 7,500 Whitehaven Championship Approximate capacity
26 Post Office Road 6,750 Featherstone Rovers Championship Traditionally known as Post Office Road
27 LoveRugbyLeague.com Stadium 6,000 Batley Bulldogs Championship Traditionally known as Mount Pleasant
28 The Hive 5,176 London Broncos Super League Shared with Barnet FC
29 New River Stadium 5,000 London Skolars Championship 1 Approximate capacity
30 Butts Park Arena 4,000 Coventry Bears National Conference League Championship 1 as of 2015
Owlerton Stadium 4,000 Sheffield Eagles Championship
32 Crown Flatt 3,500 Dewsbury Championship Approximate capacity
33 Huntington Stadium 3,428 York Championship
34 Pennine Way 2,000 Hemel Stags Championship 1
35 Whitebank Stadium 1,000 Oldham Championship 1
36 Iffley Road 500 Oxford Championship 1
37 Prince of Wales Stadium 480 Gloucestershire All-Golds Championship 1

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Old stadiums[edit]

Rank Stadium Capacity Club Closed
1 Wembley Stadium 82,000+ 2000
2 Central Park 30,000+ Wigan 1999
Station Road 30,000+ Swinton 1992
Fartown Ground 30,000+ Huddersfield -
5 Don Valley Stadium 25,000 Sheffield Eagles 2013
6 Old Craven Park 20,000 Hull KR 1989
7 Knowsley Road 17,500 St. Helens 2010
8 The Willows 11,363 Salford 2011
9 Belle Vue (Doncaster) 11,500 Doncaster 2006
10 Watersheddings 11,000 Oldham 1997
11 The Boulevard 10,500 Hull 2009
12 Hilton Park 10,000 Leigh 2009
13 Thrum Hall 9,832 Halifax 1998
14 Wilderspool Stadium 9,000 Warrington -

Future stadiums[edit]

Stadiums which are currently in development, and are likely to open in the near future, include:

Stadium Capacity Club Notes
New Castleford Stadium 15,000 Castleford
Newmarket Stadium 15,000 Wakefield Trinity
New Swinton Stadium 6,000 Swinton

There are usually also several expansions to existing grounds in progress. See the discussion thread linked below for the latest details.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United". premierleague.com. Premier League. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elland Road Leeds United fact file". Sky Sports. BSkyB. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Super League XIV factfile". BBC Sport 5 February 2009. BBC. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "JJB Stadium - Facts & Figures". Wigan Warriors. Archived from the original on 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Stadium facts". Salford City Stadium official website. Salford City Stadium. Retrieved 6 February 2012.