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
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 26,019 [3] Bradford Super League
5 KC Stadium 25,404[3] Hull F.C. 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 Halton Stadium 13,350 Widnes Super League All seater. Revolutionary iPitch  
14 Craven Park 12,225 Hull Kingston Rovers Championship  
15 Leigh Sports Village 12,005 Leigh Super League  
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 football
19 Leigh Sports Village 10,000 Leigh Championship Shared with Leigh Genesis and Swinton
Derwent Park 10,000 Workington Town Championship 1
21 Cougar Park 7,800 Keighley Championship  
22 Craven Park 7,600 Barrow Championship
23 Recreation Ground 7,500 Whitehaven Championship Approximate capacity
24 Post Office Road 6,750 Featherstone Rovers Championship Traditionally known as Post Office Road
25 Mount Pleasant 6,000 Batley Championship Traditionally known as Mount Pleasant
26 The Hive 5,176 London Broncos Super League Shared with Barnet FC
27 Crown Flatt 5,100 Dewsbury Championship
28 New River Stadium 5,000 London Skolars Championship 1 Approximate capacity
29 Butts Park Arena 4,000 Coventry Bears National Conference League Championship 1 as of 2015
Owlerton Stadium 4,000 Sheffield Eagles Championship
31 Huntington Stadium 3,428 York City Knights Championship
32 Pennine Way 2,000 Hemel Stags Championship 1
33 Whitebank 1,000 Oldham Championship 1
34 Iffley Road 500 Oxford Championship 1
35 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 100,000+ 2000
2 Fartown Ground 30,000+ Huddersfield -
3 Old Crown Flatt 26,000+ Dewsbury 1991
4 Don Valley Stadium 25,000 Sheffield Eagles 2013
5 Old Craven Park 20,000 Hull Kingston Rovers 1989
6 Central Park 18,000 Wigan 1999
7 Knowsley Road 17,500 St. Helens 2010
8 Belle Vue 11,500 Doncaster 2006
9 The Willows 11,363 Salford 2011
10 Watersheddings 11,000 Oldham 1997
Station Road c. 60,000 Swinton 1992
12 The Boulevard 10,500 Hull F.C. 2009
13 Hilton Park 10,000 Leigh 2009
14 Thrum Hall 9,832 Halifax 1998
15 Wilderspool 9,000 Warrington 2014

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 "Stadium capacity increased". 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.