List of Football League Championship stadiums

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Since the inception of the Football League Championship, England's current second tier, in 2004, there have been 49 stadiums used in the League. Following the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989, the Taylor Report recommended the abolition of standing terraces by the start of the 1994–95 season, to be replaced by all-seater stadiums.[1] Certain grounds have had terracing in recent years.

Stadiums[edit]

Those marked in bold indicate teams playing in the 2014–15 season, while those in italics have been demolished.

Stadium Image Club Location Opened Closed Capacity Coordinates Ref(s)
Alexandra Stadium Gresty Road Crewe Alexandra Crewe 1906 10,153 53°5′14.71″N 2°26′8.69″W / 53.0874194°N 2.4357472°W / 53.0874194; -2.4357472 (Alexandra Stadium)
Ashton Gate Ashton Gate Bristol City Bristol 1904 21,497 51°26′24.54″N 2°37′13.09″W / 51.4401500°N 2.6203028°W / 51.4401500; -2.6203028 (Ashton Gate)
Bloomfield Road Blackpool football club.jpg Blackpool Blackpool 1899 17,338 53°48′17″N 3°2′53″W / 53.80472°N 3.04806°W / 53.80472; -3.04806 (Bloomfield Road)
Boleyn Ground
(Upton Park)
BoleynDrMartensfromGreenStreet.JPG West Ham United London 1904 35,016 51°31′55″N 0°2′22″E / 51.53194°N 0.03944°E / 51.53194; 0.03944 (Upton Park)
Bramall Lane Bramall lane1.jpg Sheffield United Sheffield 1855 32,702 53°22′13″N 1°28′15″W / 53.37028°N 1.47083°W / 53.37028; -1.47083 (Bramall Lane)
Britannia Stadium Front view of Britannia Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent 1997 27,740 52°59′18″N 2°10′32″W / 52.98833°N 2.17556°W / 52.98833; -2.17556 (Britannia Stadium)
Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City Stadium-front.jpg Cardiff City Cardiff 2009 27,815 51°28′22″N 3°12′11″W / 51.47278°N 3.20306°W / 51.47278; -3.20306 (Cardiff City Stadium)
Carrow Road Carrow Road exterior.jpg Norwich City Norwich 1935 27,244 52°37′19.66″N 1°18′13.15″W / 52.6221278°N 1.3036528°W / 52.6221278; -1.3036528 (Carrow Road)
City Ground City Ground.jpg Nottingham Forest Nottingham 1898 30,576 52°56′24″N 1°7′58″W / 52.94000°N 1.13278°W / 52.94000; -1.13278 (City Ground)
Craven Cottage Craven Cottage Football Ground - geograph.org.uk - 778731.jpg Fulham London 1896 51°28′30″N 0°13′18″W / 51.47500°N 0.22167°W / 51.47500; -0.22167 (Craven Cottage)
Dean Court Deancourt 14092013 vblackpool.jpg Bournemouth Bournemouth 1910 12,000 50°44′07″N 1°50′18″W / 50.73528°N 1.83833°W / 50.73528; -1.83833 (Dean Court)
Deepdale Deepdalecomplete.jpg Preston North End Preston 1860 24,500 53°46′20″N 2°41′17″W / 53.77222°N 2.68806°W / 53.77222; -2.68806 (Deepdale)
DW Stadium DW Stadium.jpg Wigan Athletic Wigan 1999 25,133 53°32′52″N 2°39′14″W / 53.54778°N 2.65389°W / 53.54778; -2.65389 (DW Stadium) Previously called the JJB Stadium[2]
Elland Road Elland Road, Leeds.JPG Leeds United Leeds 1897 39,460 53°46′40″N 1°34′20″W / 53.77778°N 1.57222°W / 53.77778; -1.57222 (Elland Road)
Ewood Park Ewood Park 2011.jpg Blackburn Rovers Blackburn 1883 31,154 53°43′43″N 2°29′21″W / 53.72861°N 2.48917°W / 53.72861; -2.48917 (Ewood Park)
Falmer Stadium Falmer Stadium - League debut.jpg Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton 2011 30,750 50°51′42.56″N 0°4′59.80″W / 50.8618222°N 0.0832778°W / 50.8618222; -0.0832778 (Falmer Stadium)
Fratton Park Fratton Park entrance.jpg Portsmouth Portsmouth 1898 20,224 50°47′47″N 1°3′50″W / 50.79639°N 1.06389°W / 50.79639; -1.06389 (Fratton Park)
Galpharm Stadium Galpharm Stadium.JPG Huddersfield Town Huddersfield 1994 24,500 53°39′15″N 1°46′6″W / 53.65417°N 1.76833°W / 53.65417; -1.76833 (Galpharm Stadium)
Glanford Park Glanford Park.jpg Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe 1988 9,088 53°35′12.21″N 0°41′42.96″W / 53.5867250°N 0.6952667°W / 53.5867250; -0.6952667 (Glanford Park)
Griffin Park Griffin Park aerial 2011.jpg Brentford London 1904 12,763 51°29′17.46″N 0°18′9.50″W / 51.4881833°N 0.3026389°W / 51.4881833; -0.3026389 (Griffin Park)
Highfield Road Highfield Road Stadium 22April04.jpg Coventry City Coventry 1899 2005 23,489 52°24′43″N 1°29′24″W / 52.41194°N 1.49000°W / 52.41194; -1.49000 (Highfield Road)
Hillsborough Hillsborough Clock Square.jpg Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield 1899 39,812 53°24′41″N 1°30′2″W / 53.41139°N 1.50056°W / 53.41139; -1.50056 (Hillsborough)
Home Park Home Park exterior.jpg Plymouth Argyle Plymouth 1893 16,388 50°23′17″N 4°09′3″W / 50.38806°N 4.15083°W / 50.38806; -4.15083 (Home Park)
Huish Park Huish Park, September 2007.jpg Yeovil Town Yeovil 1990 9,565 50°57′01″N 2°40′29.57″W / 50.95028°N 2.6748806°W / 50.95028; -2.6748806 (Home Park)
Kenilworth Road Kenilthworth Road.jpg Luton Town Luton 1905 10,226 51°53′03″N 0°25′54″W / 51.88417°N 0.43167°W / 51.88417; -0.43167 (Kenilworth Road)
KC Stadium KC Stadium 1.jpg Hull City Kingston upon Hull 2002 25,400 53°44′46″N 0°22′4″W / 53.74611°N 0.36778°W / 53.74611; -0.36778 (KC Stadium)
Keepmoat Stadium Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster.jpg Doncaster Rovers Doncaster 2006 15,231 53°30′35″N 1°6′50″W / 53.50972°N 1.11389°W / 53.50972; -1.11389 (Keepmoat Stadium)
King Power Stadium WalkerStadium.jpg Leicester City Leicester 2002 32,262 52°37′13″N 1°8′32″W / 52.62028°N 1.14222°W / 52.62028; -1.14222 (Walkers Stadium) Previously called Walkers Stadium[3]
Layer Road Colchester United's Layer Rd Ground - geograph.org.uk - 63984.jpg Colchester United Colchester 1910 2008 6,320 51°52′37.25″N 0°53′00.33″E / 51.8770139°N 0.8834250°E / 51.8770139; 0.8834250 (Layer Road)
Liberty Stadium Liberty stadium swansea.jpg Swansea City Swansea 2005 20,750 51°38′32″N 3°56′06″W / 51.6422°N 3.9351°W / 51.6422; -3.9351 (Liberty Stadium)
London Road Peterborough Football Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 83411.jpg Peterborough United Peterborough 1913 15,315 52°33′52.91″N 0°14′25.46″W / 52.5646972°N 0.2404056°W / 52.5646972; -0.2404056 (London Road)
Loftus Road Loftus Road.jpg Queens Park Rangers London 1904 18,360 51°30′33″N 0°13′56″W / 51.50917°N 0.23222°W / 51.50917; -0.23222 (Loftus Road)
Madejski Stadium Madejski Stadium Exterior.jpg Reading Reading 1998 24,224 51°25′20″N 0°58′58″W / 51.42222°N 0.98278°W / 51.42222; -0.98278 (Madesjki Stadium)
Millmoor Millmoor.JPG Rotherham United Rotherham 1907 2008 8,300 53°25′42.12″N 1°22′12.83″W / 53.4283667°N 1.3702306°W / 53.4283667; -1.3702306 (Millmoor)
Molineux Stadium Molineux Ground, Wolverhampton.jpg Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton 1889 30,852 52°35′25″N 2°07′49″W / 52.59028°N 2.13028°W / 52.59028; -2.13028 (Molineux Stadium)
New York Stadium The New York Stadium.JPG Rotherham United Rotherham 2013 12,021 53°25′40″N 1°21′43″W / 53.4279°N 1.362°W / 53.4279; -1.362 (New York Stadium)
Ninian Park Ninian Park Cardiff.jpg Cardiff City Cardiff 1910 2009 21,508 51°28′29″N 3°12′00″W / 51.47472°N 3.20000°W / 51.47472; -3.20000 (Ninian Park)
Oakwell Oakwell Stadium.jpg Barnsley Barnsley 1888 23,009 53°33′8″N 1°28′3″W / 53.55222°N 1.46750°W / 53.55222; -1.46750 (Oakwell)
Portman Road Cobbold Stand, Ipswich Town Football Club 8418.jpg Ipswich Town Ipswich 1884 30,311 52°3′18.22″N 1°8′41.39″E / 52.0550611°N 1.1448306°E / 52.0550611; 1.1448306 (Portman Road)
Pride Park Stadium Pride Park.jpg Derby County Derby 1997 33,597 52°54′54″N 1°26′50″W / 52.91500°N 1.44722°W / 52.91500; -1.44722 (Pride Park Stadium)
Priestfield Stadium Priestfield Stadium Medway Stand.jpg Gillingham Gillingham 1893 11,582 51°23′3.3″N 0°33′38.71″E / 51.384250°N 0.5607528°E / 51.384250; 0.5607528 (Priestfield Stadium)
Macron Stadium Reebokstadium inside.jpg Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1997 28,100 53°34′50″N 2°32′8″W / 53.58056°N 2.53556°W / 53.58056; -2.53556 (Reebok Stadium) Previously known as the Reebok Stadium
Ricoh Arena Ricoh Arena - geograph.org.uk - 141045.jpg Coventry City Coventry 2005 32,609 52°26′53″N 1°29′44″W / 52.44806°N 1.49556°W / 52.44806; -1.49556 (Ricoh Arena)
Riverside Stadium Riverside Stadium gates.jpg Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 1995 34,742 54°34′42″N 1°13′1″W / 54.57833°N 1.21694°W / 54.57833; -1.21694 (Riverside Stadium)
Roots Hall Roots Hall 2007.jpg Southend United Southend-on-Sea 1952 12,392 51°32′56.46″N 0°42′5.61″E / 51.5490167°N 0.7015583°E / 51.5490167; 0.7015583 (Roots Hall)
Selhurst Park Crystal Palace London 1924 26,255 51°23′54″N 0°5′8″W / 51.39833°N 0.08556°W / 51.39833; -0.08556 (Selhurst Park)
Stadium of Light The Stadium of Light.jpg Sunderland Sunderland 1997 49,000 54°54′52″N 1°23′18″W / 54.9144°N 1.3882°W / 54.9144; -1.3882 (Stadium of Light)
St Andrew's TiltonRoadEnd01.JPG Birmingham City Birmingham 1906 30,016 52°28′32.53″N 1°52′05.48″W / 52.4757028°N 1.8681889°W / 52.4757028; -1.8681889 (St Andrew's)
St James' Park St James Park Newcastle main entrance.jpg Newcastle United Newcastle 1892 52,405 54°58′32″N 1°37′18″W / 54.97556°N 1.62167°W / 54.97556; -1.62167 (St James' Park)
St Mary's Stadium StMary'sStadium-4.jpg Southampton Southampton 2001 32,689 50°54′21″N 1°23′28″W / 50.90583°N 1.39111°W / 50.90583; -1.39111 (St Mary's Stadium)
The Hawthorns The Hawthorns exterior.jpg West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich 1900 26,445 52°30′33″N 1°57′50″W / 52.50917°N 1.96389°W / 52.50917; -1.96389 (The Hawthorns)
The Den Millwall April 07.jpg Millwall London 1993 20,146 51°29′9.43″N 0°3′3.42″W / 51.4859528°N 0.0509500°W / 51.4859528; -0.0509500 (The New Den)
The Valley The valley at Charlton - geograph.org.uk - 66151.jpg Charlton Athletic London 1919 27,111 51°29′11″N 0°2′11″E / 51.48639°N 0.03639°E / 51.48639; 0.03639 (The Valley)
Turf Moor James Hargreaves Stand Burnley.jpg Burnley Burnley 1883 22,546 53°47′21″N 2°13′49″W / 53.78917°N 2.23028°W / 53.78917; -2.23028 (Turf Moor)
Vicarage Road Main Stand.jpg Watford Watford 1922 17,477 (Increasing to 20,877) 51°38′59.41″N 0°24′5.35″W / 51.6498361°N 0.4014861°W / 51.6498361; -0.4014861 (Vicarage Road)
Withdean Stadium Withdean.jpg Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton 1936 2011 8,850 50°51′7″N 0°9′32″W / 50.85194°N 0.15889°W / 50.85194; -0.15889 (Withdean Stadium) [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Norman (18 April 1999). "Football: Fayed's race against time". The Independent. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "New name announce for stadium". Wigan Today. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Leicester rename Walkers Stadium the King Power Stadium". BBC Sport. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Delay but Stadium moves closer to reality". Brighton & Hove Albion. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2008.