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List of English football stadia by capacity

This is a list of football stadiums in England, ranked in descending order of capacity.

There are an extremely large number of football stadiums and pitches in England, so this list is not comprehensive. It includes:

A person who has watched a match at the stadiums of all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs in England and Wales may apply to join The 92 Club.

Existing stadiums

Overall Rank Stadium Capacity Club Division Rank in Respective Divisions Notes
1 Wembley Stadium 90,000 [1] England national football team National Stadium N/A
2 Old Trafford 75,765 [2] Manchester United Premier League 1 Largest Premier League Stadium.
3 Emirates Stadium 60,362 [3] Arsenal Premier League 2 Referred to as "Arsenal Stadium" by UEFA. Also known as Ashburton Grove.
4 St James' Park 52,405 [4] Newcastle United Premier League 3
5 Stadium of Light 48,707 [5] Sunderland Premier League 4
6 Etihad Stadium 47,405[6] Manchester City Premier League 5 Formerly known as the City of Manchester Stadium.
7 Anfield 45,276 [7] Liverpool Premier League 6
8 Villa Park 42,785 [8] Aston Villa Premier League 7
9 Stamford Bridge 41,798 [9] Chelsea Premier League 8
10 Hillsborough Stadium 39,732 [10] Sheffield Wednesday Championship 1 Largest Championship Stadium, and largest stadium outside the Premier League.
11 Goodison Park 39,571[11] Everton Premier League 9
12 Elland Road 37,914 [12] Leeds United Championship 2
13 White Hart Lane 36,284 [13] Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 10
14 Boleyn Ground 35,016 [14] West Ham United Premier League 11 Also known as Upton Park.
15 Riverside Stadium 34,998 [15] Middlesbrough Championship 3
16 Pride Park Stadium 33,502 [16] Derby County Championship 4
17 St Mary's Stadium 32,689 [17] Southampton Premier League 12
18 Bramall Lane 32,609 [18] Sheffield United League One 1 Largest League One Stadium. Shared with Sheffield Eagles of Rugby League's Championship.
19 Ricoh Arena 32,604 [19] Vacant N/A N/A Most recent tenants were Coventry City
20 King Power Stadium 32,312 [20] Leicester City Championship 5
21 Ewood Park 31,154 [21] Blackburn Rovers Championship 6
22 Molineux 30,852 [22] Wolverhampton Wanderers League One 2 Some seating in the new Stan Cullis Stand unavailable until Phase II development due to restricted view. Total capacity of stadium including unavailable seats is 31,700.
23 Falmer Stadium 30,750 [23] Brighton & Hove Albion Championship 7 Commercially known as The American Express Community Stadium (The AMEX).
24 City Ground 30,540 [24] Nottingham Forest Championship 8
25 Portman Road 30,311 [25] Ipswich Town Championship 9
26 St Andrew's 29,409 [26] Birmingham City Championship 10
27 Reebok Stadium 28,100 [27] Bolton Wanderers Championship 11
28 Britannia Stadium 27,740 [28] Stoke City Premier League 13
29 Carrow Road 27,224 [29] Norwich City Premier League 14
30 The Valley 27,111 [30] Charlton Athletic Championship 12
N/A Cardiff City Stadium 26,828 [31] Cardiff City Premier League 15
31 The Hawthorns 26,586 [32] West Bromwich Albion Premier League 16
32 Selhurst Park 26,255 [33] Crystal Palace Premier League 17
33 Craven Cottage 25,700 [34] Fulham Premier League 18
34 KC Stadium 25,404 [35] Hull City Premier League 19 Shared with Hull F.C. of Rugby League's Super League.
35 DW Stadium 25,138 [36] Wigan Athletic Championship 13 Shared with Wigan Warriors of Rugby League's Super League.
36 Valley Parade 25,136 [37] Bradford City League One 3
37 John Smith's Stadium 24,554 [38] Huddersfield Town Championship 14 Shared with Huddersfield Giants of Rugby League's Super League. Formerly known as the Alfred McAlpine Stadium and the Galpharm Stadium.
38 Madejski Stadium 24,197 [39] Reading Championship 15 Shared with London Irish of Rugby Union's Aviva Premiership.
39 Deepdale 23,404 [40] Preston North End League One 4
40 Oakwell 23,287 [41] Barnsley Championship 16
41 Stadium:mk 22,223 [42] Milton Keynes Dons League One 5
42 Turf Moor 21,940 [43] Burnley Championship 17
43 Ashton Gate Stadium 21,804 [44] Bristol City League One 6
44 Fratton Park 21,178 [45] Portsmouth League Two 1 Largest League 2 Stadium.
N/A Liberty Stadium 20,745 [46] Swansea City Premier League 20 Shared with Ospreys of Rugby Union's RaboDirect Pro12.
45 Meadow Lane 20,280 [47] Notts County League One 7 Shared with Nottingham R.F.C. of Rugby Union's RFU Championship.
46 The Den 19,734 [48] Millwall Championship 18
47 Vale Park 19,148 [49] Port Vale League One 8
48 Loftus Road 18,439 [50] Queens Park Rangers Championship 19
49 Vicarage Road 17,477 [51] Watford Championship 20
50 Brunton Park 16,683 [52] Carlisle United League One 9
51 Home Park 16,388 [53] Plymouth Argyle League Two 2
52 Prenton Park 16,151 [54] Tranmere Rovers League One 10
53 Bloomfield Road 16,007 [55] Blackpool Championship 21
N/A Racecourse Ground 15,500 [56] Wrexham Conference National 1 Largest Conference National Stadium. Shared with North Wales Crusaders of Rugby League's Championship 1.
54 Keepmoat Stadium 15,231 [57] Doncaster Rovers Championship 22 Shared with Doncaster RLFC of Rugby League's Championship 1.
55 County Ground 14,983 [58] Swindon Town League One 11
56 Griffin Park 12,763 [59] Brentford League One 12
57 Kassam Stadium 12,500 [60] Oxford United League Two 3 Shared with London Welsh of Rugby Union's Aviva Premiership.
58 New York Stadium 12,009 [61] Rotherham United League One 13
59 Roots Hall 11,927 [62] Southend United League Two 4
60 Gateshead International Stadium 11,750 [63] Gateshead Conference National 2 Shared with Gateshead Thunder of Rugby League's Championship 1.
61 Memorial Stadium 11,626 [64] Bristol Rovers League Two 5
62 London Road 11,494 [65] Peterborough United League One 14
63 Priestfield Stadium 11,440 [66] Gillingham League One 15
64 Gigg Lane 11,313 [67] Bury League Two 6
F.C. United of Manchester Northern Premier League Premier Division (7) 1
65 Bescot Stadium 10,989 [68] Walsall League One 16 Commercially known as the Banks's Stadium.
66 Edgeley Park 10,852 [69] Stockport County Conference North (6) 1
67 Boundary Park 10,850 [70] Oldham Athletic League One 17
68 Abbey Stadium 10,847 [71] Cambridge United Conference National 3 Commercially known as the R Costings Abbey Stadium.
69 The Shay 10,500 [72] Halifax Town Conference National 4 Shared with Halifax RLFC of Rugby League's Championship.
70 Proact Stadium 10,300 [73] Chesterfield League Two 7 Formerly known as the B2net Stadium.
71 Kenilworth Road 10,226 [74] Luton Town Conference National 5
72 Sincil Bank 10,130 [75] Lincoln City Conference National 6
73 Alexandra Stadium 10,109 [76] Crewe Alexandra League One 18
74 Colchester Community Stadium 10,105 [77] Colchester United League One 19 Commercially known as the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
75 Spotland 10,037 [78] Rochdale League Two 8 Shared with Rochdale Hornets of Rugby League's Championship 1.
76 Adams Park 10,000 [79] Wycombe Wanderers League Two 9 Shared with London Wasps of Rugby Union's Aviva Premiership.
77 Greenhous Meadow 9,875 [80] Shrewsbury Town League One 20
78 Huish Park 9,565 [81] Yeovil Town Championship 23
79 Blundell Park 9,546 [82] Grimsby Town Conference National 7
80 Brisbane Road 9,311 [83] Leyton Orient League One 21 Commercially known as the Matchroom Stadium.
81 Dean Court 9,287 [84] AFC Bournemouth Championship 24 Commercially known as the Goldsands Stadium.
82 Glanford Park 9,144 [85] Scunthorpe United League Two 10
83 Twerton Park 8,880 [86] Bath City Conference South (6) 1
84 St James Park 8,830 [87] Exeter City League Two 11
85 Field Mill 8,186 [88] Mansfield Town League Two 12 Commercially known as the One Call Stadium.
86 Bootham Crescent 8,105 [89] York City League Two 13
87 Victoria Park 7,856 [90] Hartlepool United League Two 14
88 Sixfields Stadium 7,300 [91] Northampton Town League Two 15 Coventry are ground-sharing with Northampton after leaving the Ricoh Arena
Coventry City League One 22
89 Whaddon Road 7,133 [92] Cheltenham Town League Two 16 Commercially known as the Abbey Business Stadium.
90 Borough Sports Ground 7,032 [93] Sutton United Conference South (6) 2
N/A Rodney Parade 7,012 [94] Newport County League Two 17 Shared with Newport Gwent Dragons of Rugby Union's RaboDirect Pro12. and Newport Rugby club of the Welsh Premiership
91 Pirelli Stadium 6,912 [95] Burton Albion League Two 18
92 Recreation Ground 6,785 [96] Aldershot Town Conference National 8 Commercially known as the EBB Stadium.
93 Broadhall Way 6,722 [97] Stevenage League One 23 Commercially known as The Lamex Stadium.
94 York Street 6,643 [98] Boston United Conference North (6) 2
95= Crabble Athletic Ground 6,500 [99] Dover Athletic Conference South (6) 3
95= Bower Fold 6,500 [100] Stalybridge Celtic Conference North (6) 3
97 Globe Arena 6,400 [101] Morecambe League Two 19
98 Moss Rose 6,355 [102] Macclesfield Town Conference National 9
99 New Bucks Head 6,300 [103] AFC Telford United Conference North (6) 4
100 Aggborough 6,238 [104] Kidderminster Harriers Conference National 10
101 Plainmoor 6,145 [105] Torquay United League Two 20
102 Moss Lane 6,085 [106] Altrincham Conference North (6) 5
103 Victoria Road 6,070 [107] Dagenham & Redbridge League Two 21 Commercially known as the LBBD Stadium.
104 Kingfield Stadium 6,064 [108] Woking Conference National 11
105 Underhill Stadium 6,023 [109] Barnet Conference National 12
106 Haig Avenue 6,008 [110] Southport Conference National 13
107= The Camrose 6,000 [111] Basingstoke Town Conference South (6) 4=
107= Courage Stadium 6,000 [112] Bromley Conference South (6) 4=
109 Broadfield Stadium 5,973 [113] Crawley Town League One 24 Smallest League One Stadium.
110 Deva Stadium 5,376 [114] Chester Conference National 14 Straddles the England–Wales border.
111 Kingsmeadow 5,339 [115] AFC Wimbledon League Two 22
Kingstonian Isthmian League Premier Division (7) 1
112 Edgar Street 5,300 [116] Hereford United Conference National 15
113 The New Lawn 5,147 [117] Forest Green Rovers Conference National 16
114 Highbury Stadium 5,092 [118] Fleetwood Town League Two 22
115 Crown Ground 5,070 [119] Accrington Stanley League Two 24 Smallest League Two Stadium.
116 Stonebridge Road 5,011 [120] Ebbsfleet United Conference South (6) 6
117 Avenue Stadium 5,009 [121] Dorchester Town Conference South (6) 7
118= Holker Street 5,000 [122] Barrow Conference North (6) 6
118= Raymond McEnhill Stadium 5,000 [123] Salisbury City Conference National 8
Other Level 5 Stadiums
Park View Road 4,500 [124] Welling United Conference National 17
Liberty Way 4,314 [125] Nuneaton Town Conference National 18
Ewen Fields 4,250 [126] Hyde Conference National 19
Cressing Road 4,151 [127] Braintree Town Conference National 20
Princes Park 4,100 [128] Dartford Conference National 21
The Lamb Ground 4,065 [129] Tamworth Conference National 22
North Street 3,600 [130] Alfreton Town Conference National 23

Old stadiums

Following crowd troubles in the 1980s and regulations imposed after the Taylor Report, several English 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 was Roots Hall, Southend, which was opened in 1955.

Future stadiums

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

Stadium Capacity Club Notes
Anfield unconfirmed 60,000 Liverpool FC On 15 October 2012, Fenway Sports Group announced their preference to redevelop Anfield as opposed to move to a new stadium. Although a number of media outlets have speculated on a 60,000 capacity, according to managing director Ian Ayre the specific cost, capacity plans and timetable for completion have yet to be confirmed[131][132] and significant obstacles to redevelopment remain, such as the requirement to purchase houses surrounding the ground from their current owners.[133][134] In addition, Liverpool City Council have announced plans for a regeneration of the Anfield area having secured a £25million grant in conjunction with a housing association; it is unclear if this work is dependent on the stadium plans.
Olympic Stadium (name may change) 54,000 West Ham United On 22 March 2013 West Ham secured a 99 year lease deal with the stadium planned to be used as their home ground from the 2016-2017 season. The stadium's capacity is expected to be reduced from 80,000 to approximately 54,000. In May 2013 planning permission was granted for the first stage of conversion of the stadium to facilitate its use as a football ground.[135]
Northumberland Development Project (unofficial name) 56,250 Tottenham Hotspur In October 2008, the club announced that, if approved, it was planning to build a new stadium just to the north of the existing stadium at White Hart Lane, with the southern half of the new stadium's pitch located on the northwest corner of the Lane. The unique design of the build would allow the new stadium to be built adjacent to White Hart Lane as the old facility continues to be used for the team. During the summer after 2/3 of the new stadium was complete, the northern and western stands would be demolished and a new pitch laid. The rest of the stadium would be built in the years to follow. If it is built, club chairman Daniel Levy has stated that it will not adopt the White Hart Lane name, but will instead be named after a sponsor.
City of Birmingham Stadium 55,000 Birmingham City Still in early planning phases as part of a large sporting complex. Very little of this proposal has been heard since Carson Yeung took over as Chairman of the West Midlands club.
Everton Kirkby Project (official project name) 50,400 Everton Planning permission rejected. The club is now looking at possible alternatives.
Fossetts Farm Stadium c. 22,000 Southend United Planned to be opened by 2010, but setbacks has led to the project being put on hold.
UWE Stadium 20,000 Bristol Rovers F.C. Bristol Rovers F.C. has plans to join in partnership with the University of the West of England to build a 20,000 all-seater bowl-shaped stadium on the Frenchay campus with a banqueting and hospitality suite, club shop, convenience store, crèche, jogging track, and public gym. Planning permission to sell the Memorial Stadium to Sainsburys was to be considered in August 2011, with a view to Bristol Rovers F.C. moving into the new stadium for the 2013/2014 season. By April 2013, it was reported that time period for appeal which could lead to judicial review had passed and the club hoped to play at the new stadium by the start of the 2016/2017 season.
New York City Stadium 6,000 York City Proposed community stadium to be run by City of York Council and shared with York City Knights.[136]
"The Hive Stadium" 5,178 Barnet FC Name given to the stadium being built by Barnet at their training centre in Harrow.
Moston Community Stadium 5,000 F.C. United of Manchester Proposed site of a new stadium which the club intend to move into in time for the start of the 2013–14 season.
Cardiff City Stadium 33,000 Cardiff City Proposed site of a new expansion which the club intend to move into if they stay up for the 2013-2014 season in time for the start of the 2014–15 season. Capacity will be 33,000 for the start of the 2014/2015 season.
Selhurst Park 40,000 Crystal Palace F.C Proposed redevelopment of Selhurst Park which would result in a 40,000 seater stadium.
Kingmoor Park 12,000 Carlisle United F.C Proposed site of new stadium in Carlisle, locally known as Blue Yonder due to its location outside the city.

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