List of stadiums in England

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This is a list of sports stadiums in England, ranked in descending order of capacity. All stadiums in England with a capacity of 10,000 or more are included.

Only stadiums within the territory of England are included; thus the home stadiums of the six Welsh football clubs playing in the English football league system are not listed here.

Current stadiums[edit]

Image Stadium Location Current capacity Sport Occupant Notes
Wembley Stadium interior.jpg Wembley Stadium Wembley, London 90,000 Football, Rugby league, Rugby union, American football National football team De facto home of the England national football team and used for football cup finals and Rugby league Challenge Cup Final. Rugby union has also been played there and more recently American football with National Football League matches being held annually.
Twickehnam Pitch.jpg Twickenham Stadium Twickenham, London 82,000 Rugby union National Rugby union team Whilst the new Wembley Stadium was being built, Twickenham hosted some Rugby league Internationals and the Rugby league Challenge Cup Final twice.
London Olympic Stadium Interior - March 2012.jpg Olympic Stadium Stratford, London 80,000[1] Athletics, Football Built for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
View of Old Trafford from East Stand.jpg Old Trafford Old Trafford, Greater Manchester 75,957 Football Manchester United Since 1998 has been used to host Rugby league's Super League Grand Final. Also used for some Rugby league Internationals and one Rugby league World Club Challenge.
Emirates Stadium, Nearly empty.jpg Emirates Stadium Holloway, London 60,355[2] Football Arsenal Without the naming rights, the stadium is known as Ashburton Grove,[3] or simply Arsenal Stadium. Of note, UEFA international competitions do not use the commercial names of stadiums.
St James Park.jpg St. James' Park Newcastle-upon-Tyne 52,387[4] Football Newcastle United Hosted several Euro 1996 games and games for the football tournament at the London 2012 Olympics.
Stadium of light Haway the lads.jpg Stadium of Light Sunderland 49,000[5] Football Sunderland
The City of Manchester Stadium - - 2242412.jpg Etihad Stadium Manchester 47,726[6] Football Manchester City Formerly known as City of Manchester Stadium. Hosted the 2008 UEFA Cup Final.
The Kop, Anfield.jpg Anfield Liverpool 45,362[7] Football Liverpool In 1991, held the Rugby league World Club Challenge match between Wigan and Penrith.
The Holte End.jpg Villa Park Aston, Birmingham 42,788[7] Football Aston Villa
Stamford Bridge stadium.jpg Stamford Bridge Fulham, London 42,449[7] Football Chelsea
Goodisonview1.JPG Goodison Park Liverpool 40,170[7] Football Everton The only club ground in England to have hosted a World Cup Semi-Final. The first club to host a FA Cup Final.
Sheffield Wednesday FC.jpg Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield 39,732[8] Football Sheffield Wednesday Euro 1996 group stage venue
Elland Road, East Stand.jpg Elland Road Leeds 39,460[9] Football Leeds United Has been the home ground of Hunslet Hawks Rugby league Club and also hosts Rugby league Internationals as well as the World Club Challenge
Tottenham warm up.jpg White Hart Lane Tottenham, London 36,238[10] Football Tottenham Hotspur
The Sir Trevor Brooking Stand from the press box - - 2034185.jpg Boleyn Ground Upton Park, London 35,146[11] Football West Ham United More commonly known as Upton Park.
MFC Riverside Interior.JPG Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough 35,100[12] Football Middlesbrough
Man united vs derby.jpg Pride Park Stadium Derby 33,597[13] Football Derby County
Bramall Lane End.jpg Bramall Lane Sheffield 33,000 Football & Rugby league Sheffield United & Sheffield Eagles
StMary'sStadium-1.jpg St Mary's Stadium Southampton 32,689[14] Football Southampton
Ricoh Arena - - 901396.jpg Ricoh Arena Coventry 32,609[15] Football & Rugby Union Coventry City & Wasps R.F.C
The Walkers Stadium, Leicester - - 143206.jpg King Power Stadium Leicester 32,500[16] Football Leicester City Has hosted some of Leicester Tigers major games including their major Heineken Cup Matches and Premiership play-offs games.
Molineux Ground, Wolverhampton.jpg Molineux Wolverhampton 31,700[17] Football Wolverhampton Wanderers
Ewood Park - Walker Steel stand.jpg Ewood Park Blackburn 31,367[7] Football Blackburn Rovers Has hosted Rugby league Internationals
Falmer Stadium - League debut.jpg The Amex Brighton 30,750[18] Football Brighton and Hove Albion
City Ground, Nottingham - - 83567.jpg City Ground Nottingham 30,602[19] Football Nottingham Forest
ITFC South Stand.jpg Portman Road Ipswich 30,311[20] Football Ipswich Town
StAndrew's Kop Stand.jpg St Andrews Birmingham 30,016[13] Football Birmingham City
Nat West media centre cropped.jpg Lord's Cricket Ground St John's Wood, London 30,000 Cricket Middlesex CCC A major redevelopment has been proposed for Lord's which would increase capacity by another 10,000 as well as adding apartments and an ice rink.[citation needed]
Reebokstadium inside.jpg Macron Stadium Bolton 28,723[7] Football Bolton Wanderers
Britannia Stadium 1.JPG Britannia Stadium Stoke 28,384[13] Football Stoke City
West brom stadium.JPG The Hawthorns West Bromwich 27,877[21] Football West Bromwich Albion
The Valley Charlton North Stand.jpg The Valley Charlton, London 27,111[7] Football Charlton Athletic Has been a home ground for London Broncos
Selhurst Park.jpg Selhurst Park South Norwood, London 26,225[22] Football Crystal Palace
Under21june07.JPG Carrow Road Norwich 26,034[13] Football Norwich City
Odsal Stadium - - 60082.jpg Odsal Stadium Bradford 26,019[23] Rugby league Bradford Bulls Was a home for Bradford City whilst Valley Parade was being rebuilt
Craven Cottage.JPG Craven Cottage Fulham, London 26,000 Football Fulham Original home ground of Fulham RL club
KC North Stand.JPG KC Stadium Kingston upon Hull 25,404[24] Football & Rugby league Hull City AFC & Hull
Darlington arena 001.jpg The Darlington Arena Darlington 25,294[25] Rugby Union Darlington Mowden Park RFC
Warm up at the DW Stadium, Wigan - - 2012508.jpg DW Stadium Wigan 25,138[26] Football & Rugby league Wigan Athletic & Wigan Warriors
Valley Parade, Bradford.jpg Valley Parade Bradford 25,136[27] Football Bradford City Was the home ground of Bradford Bulls Rugby league club while Odsal Stadium was being redeveloped
Edgbaston - view of new stand from the north.jpg Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham 25,000 Cricket Warwickshire CCC
DonValleyStadium.jpg Don Valley Stadium Sheffield 25,000 Athletics, Rugby league & Football City of Sheffield AC
Huddersfield 002.jpg Galpharm Stadium Huddersfield 24,554[28] Football & Rugby league Huddersfield Town & Huddersfield Giants RLFC
Madejski Stadium - Reading.jpg Madejski Stadium Reading 24,161[29] Football & Rugby union Reading & London Irish RUFC
Leicester tigers new stand.jpg Welford Road Leicester 24,000 Rugby union Leicester FC Expanding to 30,000 seats due to increased supporter demand
Deepdalecomplete.jpg Deepdale Preston 23,408 Football Preston North End The oldest continunally used football stadium in the world, in use since 21 January 1875.[30] Lancashire Lynx Rugby league club also used the ground as their home.
Oakwell Stadium.jpg Oakwell Stadium Barnsley 23,009[31] Football Barnsley
OCS Stand (Surrey v Yorkshire in foreground).JPG The Oval Kennington, London 23,000 Cricket Surrey CCC
James Hargreaves Stand Burnley.jpg Turf Moor Burnley 22,619[32] Football Burnley
Vale Park - 4.jpg Vale Park Burslem 22,356[33] Football Port Vale
Headingley Carnegie.jpg Headingley Leeds 22,250 Rugby league & Rugby union Leeds Rhinos & Leeds Carnegie
The Point Old Trafford 2010.jpg Old Trafford Old Trafford, Greater Manchester 22,000 Cricket Lancashire CCC
Pavilion stands.JPG Rose Bowl Southampton 22,000 Cricket Hampshire Has a standard capacity of 6,500, but uses temporary seating to give a capacity of 22,000 for international matches[34]
Vicarage Road rugby.jpg Vicarage Road Watford 22,000 Football Watford Has played host to Rugby league Internationals and Saracens FC before February 2013.
Denbigh south stand 16 may 07.JPG Stadium:mk Milton Keynes 22,000 Football Milton Keynes Dons Designed to permit increase to 32,000
Ashton Gate Stadium (daytime).jpg Ashton Gate Bristol 21,479[33] Football and Rugby Union Bristol City & Bristol Rugby Construction for Bristol City's £40m redevelopment of Ashton Gate stadium begun May 2014. The stadium will be a 27,000 capacity stadium.
MeadowLane1.jpg Meadow Lane Nottingham 20,438[25] Football & Rugby union Notts County & Nottingham RFC
Fratton Park, Sep 2006.jpg Fratton Park Portsmouth 20,288 Football Portsmouth
Lion's Den - - 1143538.jpg New Den Stadium Bermondsey, London 20,146[35] Football Millwall
2005-07-01 - United Kingdom - England - London - Crystal Palace - Crystal Palace Transmitter - Crystal Palace Sports Centre.jpg Crystal Palace NSC Crystal Palace, London 20,000 Athletics Has been a host to London Crusaders Rugby league club
Home Park.jpg Home Park Plymouth 19,500[36] Football Plymouth Argyle
Loftus Road 5.jpg Loftus Road Shepherd's Bush, London 19,148[13] Football Queens Park Rangers Has played host to Rugby league Internationals
Langtree Park 1.jpg Langtree Park St Helens 18,000[23] Rugby league St Helens RLFC
HeadingleyEast.JPG Headingley Leeds 17,000 Cricket Yorkshire CCC
Riverside-ground.jpg Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street 17,000[37] Cricket Durham CCC
Cumberland Building Society Stand.jpg Brunton Park Carlisle 16,981[38] Football Carlisle United Was also the original home ground of Carlisle RLFC in the 1980s
Kop and mainstand.jpg Prenton Park Birkenhead 16,567[39] Football Tranmere Rovers
Kingsholm in 2007.jpg Kingsholm Stadium Gloucester 16,500 Rugby union Gloucester RFC
Bloomfield Road PL Kickoff-geograph-2039284.jpg Bloomfield Road Blackpool 16,116 Football Blackpool F.C. Plays host the Northern Rail Rugby league Cup Final
Swindon Town July 07.jpg County Ground Swindon 15,728[40] Football Swindon Town
Trent Bridge at Night.JPG Trent Bridge Nottingham 15,358[41] Cricket Nottinghamshire CCC
Keepmoat1.jpg Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster 15,231[42] Football & Rugby league Doncaster Rovers & Doncaster RLFC
Halliwell Jones Stadium - - 1305630.jpg Halliwell Jones Stadium Warrington 15,200[23] Rugby league Warrington Wolves
Peterborough United's South Family Stand beginning to fill up - - 154824.jpg London Road Peterborough 15,152[43] Football Peterborough United
St Lawrence Ground.JPG St Lawrence Ground Canterbury 15,000 Cricket Kent CCC One of two cricket grounds that have a tree within the boundary
Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground.jpg County Cricket Ground Bristol 15,000[44] Cricket Gloucestershire CCC
Centre Court, 28 March 2012.jpg Centre Court, Wimbledon Wimbledon, London 15,000[45] Tennis
The Shay.jpg The Shay Halifax 14,000 Football & Rugby league Halifax Town & Halifax RLFC Largest non-league football stadium
Boundary-park-oldham-athletic-16.jpg Boundary Park Oldham 13,624[46] Football & Rugby league Oldham Athletic & Oldham Roughyeds
Northampton - Franklin Gardens.jpg Franklin's Gardens Northampton 13,600 Rugby union Northampton Saints plans to expand stadium to 17300
Widnes Vikings vs Salford City Reds 240110 002.JPG Stobart Stadium Halton Widnes 13,350 Rugby league Widnes Vikings
Brook Road Stand.JPG Griffin Park Brentford, London 12,763[33] Football Brentford Has been the home ground for London Broncos Rugby league club (2002–2006)
Alexander Stadium.jpg Alexander Stadium Birmingham 12,700 Athletics Birchfield Harriers
Stoop South Stand.JPG Twickenham Stoop Twickenham, London 12,700 Rugby union & League Harlequins & London Broncos
Oxford, The Kassam Stadium - - 661838.jpg Kassam Stadium Oxford 12,500 Football Oxford United & London Welsh RFC
Roots Hall 2007.jpg Roots Hall Southend 12,392[13] Football Southend United Was also home ground for Southend Invicta Rugby league club
Bath MMB 18 Recreation Ground.jpg Recreation Ground Bath 12,300 Rugby union & Cricket Bath Rugby & Somerset CCC
Uplands StandBRFC.JPG Memorial Stadium Bristol 12,100 Football Bristol Rovers
Sixways SlickSystems East Stand.jpg Sixways Stadium Worcester 12,068[47] Rugby union Worcester Warriors
Belle Vue, Wakefield -geograph-1715232.jpg Belle Vue Wakefield 12,000 Rugby league Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Was also home to Wakefield and Emley between 2007–09
The New York Stadium.JPG New York Stadium Rotherham 12,000 Football Rotherham United
Salford City Stadium - - 2865260.jpg Salford City Stadium Salford 12,000 Rugby league Salford City Reds
Gigg-lane.jpg Gigg Lane Bury 11,840[48] Football Bury & FC United Was home to Swinton Lions (1992–2002)
Gateshead stadium.jpg Gateshead International Stadium Gateshead 11,800 Athletics, Football & Rugby league Gateshead FC & Gateshead Thunder
Wheldonroadmainstand.jpg The Jungle Castleford 11,750[23] Rugby league Castleford Tigers
WalsallF2Go.jpg Bescot Stadium Walsall 11,500[49] Football Walsall
Court 1.jpg No. 1 Court, Wimbledon Wimbledon, London 11,429[50] Tennis
RainhamEndGordonRoadStand.jpg Priestfield Stadium Gillingham 10,952[33] Football Gillingham
Edgeley Park 1.JPG Edgeley Park Edgeley, Stockport 10,832[51] Football & Rugby union Stockport County & Sale Sharks
Sandy park stadium exeter.jpg Sandy Park Exeter 10,744[52] Rugby union Exeter Chiefs There are plans to expand the stadium's capacity to perhaps 20,000 if Exeter establish themselves as a top-flight side.[53]
Derwent Park Workington 10,500 Rugby league & Speedway Workington Town & Workington Comets
B2net Stadium 1 - geograph-1998863.jpg B2net Stadium Chesterfield 10,379 Football Chesterfield Football Club
DeanCourtPanorama.jpg Dean Court Bournemouth 10,375[54] Football AFC Bournemouth
Kenilworth Road.jpg Kenilworth Road Luton 10,226[55][56] Football Luton Town
Spotland2.png Spotland Rochdale 10,208[25] Football Rochdale
Kingston Park - 3 - geograph-1813910.jpg Kingston Park Newcastle-upon-Tyne 10,200 Rugby union Newcastle Falcons
Gresty Road, Crewe.jpg Alexandra Stadium Crewe 10,153[57] Football Crewe Alexandra
Lincoln v Boston 002.jpg Sincil Bank Lincoln 10,127[58] Football Lincoln City
Blundell Park Away End.jpg Blundell Park Cleethorpes 10,033[25] Football Grimsby Town
London Wasps stadium.jpg Adams Park High Wycombe 10,000 Football & Rugby union Wycombe Wanderers & London Wasps
Allianz Park.jpg Allianz Park Hendon, London 10,000 Rugby Union Saracens FC
Weston Homes Community Stadium.jpg Colchester Community Stadium Colchester 10,000[59] Football Colchester United
Queens Club.jpg Queen's Club London 10,000 Tennis Queen's Club Championships
Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham BR3 - - 47902.jpg County Cricket Ground Beckenham 10,000 Cricket Kent CCC
Craven Park - geograph-710492-by-Peter-Church.jpg Craven Park Kingston upon Hull 10,000 Rugby league Hull Kingston Rovers

Former stadiums[edit]

Following crowd troubles in the 1980s and regulations imposed after the Taylor Report, several English football league stadiums have been built or completely redeveloped in the last few years. Prior to 1988, however, the last newly built Football League ground in England & Wales was Roots Hall, Southend, which was opened in 1955.Next was in 1989.

Future stadiums[edit]

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

Stadium Location Capacity Sport Occupant Notes
Stanley Park Stadium Stanley Park, Liverpool 60,000 Football Liverpool In planning stage
Northumberland Development Project Tottenham 58,000 Football Tottenham Hotspur In planning stage
New Bristol City Stadium Bristol 30,000 - 42,000 Football Bristol City In planning stage
Crystal Palace Park Crystal Palace, London 25,000 Football Crystal Palace In planning stage
Fossetts Farm Stadium Southend 22,000 Football Southend United In planning stage
UWE Stadium Frenchay, near Bristol 21,700 Football, Rugby union Bristol Rovers, Bristol Rugby Permission granted, expected opening Summer 2015
New Castleford Stadium Castleford 13,300 Rugby league Castleford Tigers In planning stage
Stadium for Cornwall Threemilestone, Cornwall 10,000 Rugby union, Football Cornish Pirates, Truro City In planning stage
York Community Stadium Huntington, York 8,000 Football, Rugby League York City F.C., York City Knights Permission granted, expected opening summer 2015

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