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List of England Football Stadium ordered by capacity

Premier League Stadium Capacity

Club Name Club Ground Name Capacity
Arsenal The Emirates 60,338
Aston Villa Villa Park Birmingham 42,788
Brighton The Amex 30,750
Burnley Turf Moor 21,940
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,837
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 26,309
Everton Goodison Park 40,157
Fulham Craven Cottage 25,700
Leeds United Elland Road 37,890
Leicester King Power Stadium 32,262
Liverpool Anfield 45,276
Man City The Etihad 55,097
Man Utd Old Trafford 74,879
Newcastle St James’ Park 52,404
Sheffield United Bramall Lane 32,702
Southampton St Mary’s Stadium 32,363
Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,303
West Brom The Hawthorns 27,000
West Ham Olympic Stadium London 60,000
Wolves Molineux 30,852

Championship Capacity

Club Name Club Ground Name Capacity
Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Birmingham City & Coventry City St Andrew’s 30,016
Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park 31,367
Bournemouth Vitality Stadium 12,000
Brentford Griffin Park 12,300
Bristol City Ashton Gate Stadium 21,497
Cardiff City Cardiff City Stadium 28,000
Derby County Pride Park 33,597
Huddersfield Town John Smith’s Stadium 24,500
Luton Town Kenilworth Road 10,226
Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,742
Millwall The Den 20,146
Norwich City Carrow Road 26,034
Nottingham Forest The City Ground 30,602
Preston North End Deepdale Stadium 32,702
QPR Loftus Road 18,439

Reading
Madejski Stadium 24,161
Rotherham United New York Stadium 12,021
Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough 39,732
Stoke Bet365 Stadium 27,740
Swansea Liberty Stadium 20,750
Watford Vicarage Road 21,277
Wycombe Wanderers Adams Park 10,284

League One Capacity

Club Name Club Ground Name Capacity
Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Milton Keynes Dons Stadium mk 30,700
Ipswich Town Portman Road 30,311
Charlton Athletic The Valley 27,111
Wigan DW Stadium 25,138
Hull City KCOM Stadium 24,983
Notts County Meadow Lane 20,229
Portsmouth Fratton Park 19,669
Blackpool FC Bloomfield Road 16,220
Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Peterborough Weston Homes Stadium 14,319
Oxford United Kassam Stadium 12,500
Bury FC Gigg Lane 11,840
Gillingham FC Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Rochdale AFC Spotland Stadium 10,249
Lincoln LNER Stadium 10,127
Shrewsbury Montgomery Waters Meadow 9,875
Yeovil Huish Park 9,665
Leyton Orient Breyer Group Stadium 9,271
Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Fleetwood Town Highbury Stadium 5,094
Accrington Wham Stadium 5,057
Wimbledon Plough Lane 9,300
Swindon Town Energy Check County Ground 15,728

Stadiums by capacity – a brief overview

As you can see from the list of football grounds and their various leagues of English football, there is a rather large range concerning the number of spectators that can fit into different stadiums. Then again, this is part and parcel of the very nature of professional football in this country. Naturally, the major Premier League stadiums have the necessary financial backing to build such impressive structures, whereas the stadiums that are all the way down in League 2 tend to have a more intimate setting.

The stadium that boasts the largest capacity in English football right now is Old Trafford, home of the legendary Manchester United. This stadium just absolutely erupts during competitive home games, making it a true ‘Theater of Dreams’ given the 74,000+ capacity. At the other end of the spectrum, the smallest stadium by capacity is the Wham Stadium, home of Accrington Stanley, with just over 5,000 capacity. And as you might imagine, the atmosphere is somewhat less explosive at this ground compared to United’s!

These discrepancies in stadium sizes, atmospheres, and general capacity are what brings true spice to the game that we all know and love in this country, however, so we wouldn’t change it for anything! And on that note, check out some other cool facts about some of the stadiums listed on this page right here.

Other fun facts relating to these football grounds

Largest ever attendance in English football

Our first fun fact relating to some of the stadiums on this list is that the largest attendance ever recorded for an English football game is when Tottenham Hotspur played against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2006 Champions League group stage. On this rather chilly winter evening at Wembley Stadium, this game saw 85,512 fans come through the doors – a record that stands to this day.

Smallest ever attendance in English football

From more than 85,000 fans to less than 15 now, the lowest recorded attendance in English football came all the way back in 1921. Of course, this is way before we witnessed some of the stadiums we see today, but according to official reports, just 13 spectators turned up to watch Leicester City take on Stockport County. Thankfully, there was no video footage of the events back then, as we’d imagine that this memory could be rather depressing for these two clubs!

Capacity requirements

We must admit, this is something that we didn’t even learn until recently! Did you know, once a team actually participates in League 2, which is the first league in which a team is classed as ‘professional’, there is actually a stipulated stadium capacity that has to be met? We know – we couldn’t believe it either! As it happens, the governing body stipulates that a League 2 stadium must have a minimum capacity of 4,000 if it is to meet the conditions of a professional team. Who knows what happens should the grounds not meet this stipulation? We’d hate to think!