Scottish Championship

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Scottish Championship
Country Scotland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2013
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Scottish Premiership
Relegation to Scottish League One
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Cup, Scottish Challenge Cup, Scottish League Cup
International cup(s) Europa League (via domestic cups)
Current champions Heart of Midlothian (2014–15)
Most championships Dundee, Heart of Midlothian (1)
TV partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Alba
Website www.spfl.co.uk
Current season

The Scottish Championship, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ladbrokes Championship,[1] is the second tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, established in July 2013.[2]

Teams and stadiums[edit]

Listed below are all the teams competing in the 2015–16 Scottish Championship season, with details of their home stadium.

Team Location Stadium Capacity References
Alloa Athletic Alloa Recreation Park 3,100 [3]
Dumbarton Dumbarton Dumbarton Football Stadium 2,020 [4]
Falkirk Falkirk Falkirk Stadium 8,750 [5]
Greenock Morton Greenock Cappielow 11,589 [6]
Hibernian Edinburgh Easter Road 20,421 [7]
Livingston Livingston Almondvale Stadium 9,865 [8]
Queen of the South Dumfries Palmerston Park 8,690 [9]
Raith Rovers Kirkcaldy Stark's Park 8,867 [10]
Rangers Glasgow Ibrox Stadium 50,947 [11]
St. Mirren Paisley St. Mirren Park 8,023 [12]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

The champions are directly promoted to the Scottish Premiership, swapping places with the bottom club of the Premiership. The clubs finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th then enter the two-legged Premiership play-off. The 3rd-placed club plays the 4th-placed club, with the winner then playing the 2nd-placed club. The winner of that tie then plays against the 11th-placed Premiership club. If the Championship play-off winner prevails, the club is promoted, with the Premiership club being relegated, otherwise the Premiership club can retain its position in Premiership with the promotion failure of the Championship club.

The Championship play-off system is consistent to its Premiership counterpart, in which the bottom club of Championship is automatically relegated and the 9th-placed club undergoes a play-off with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed clubs from League One.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPFL names Ladbrokes as sponsor in £4m deal". BBC News. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "SPFL: New Scottish league brands unveiled". BBC Sport. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alloa Athletic Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dumbarton Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Falkirk Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Morton Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hibernian Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Livingstone Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Queen of the South Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Raith Rovers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rangers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "St Mirren Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Scottish Championship". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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