Footballgroundmap.com is a popular football website where fans can share their views on any stadium anywhere in the country, and even the world.
Every so often, the site updates based on votes from football fans, and a recent vote has released how the Sky Bet Championship stadiums are ranked.
The categories taken into consideration are: Location, view, facilities, food, policing and atmosphere. Each team is in a different position for each category, but the website has taken an overall average rating, ranking the stadiums from worst in the league to the best. Here are the results:
24) Kenilworth Road – Luton Town
23) Griffin Park – Brentford
22) Oakwell – Barnsley
21) Loftus Road – Queens Park Rangers
20) Ashton Gate – Bristol City
19) The Den – Millwall
18) DW Stadium – Wigan Athletic
17) St Andrew’s – Birmingham City
16) Deepdale – Preston North End
15) Ewood Park – Blackburn Rovers
14) The Riverside Stadium – Middlesbrough
13) bet365 Stadium – Stoke City
12) The Madejski Stadium – Reading
11) The Valley – Charlton Athletic
10) The Liberty Stadium – Swansea City
9) The KCOM Stadium – Hull City
8) The John Smith’s Stadium – Huddersfield Town
7) The Hawthorns – West Bromwich Albion
6) The City Ground – Nottingham Forest
5) Hillsborough – Sheffield Wednesday
4) Craven Cottage – Fulham
3) Elland Road – Leeds United
2) Cardiff City Stadium – Cardiff City
1) Pride Park – Derby County
So they are the overall results, but who won the individual categories?
Fulham’s Craven Cottage was deemed as being in the best location, while Kenilworth Road in Luton was voted as the worst.
Luton’s stadium was again voted the worst in terms of view, and Reading’s Madejski Stadium came out on top.
Luton fans might want to look away because in terms of facilities they were bottom again, with Wigan Athletic’s DW Stadium coming out on top. (That is understandable if you’ve ever had a pie from there)
Despite having the best pie in the country (in my opinion), Wigan do not come out on top when it comes to food. That award goes to Middlesbrough and at the bottom of the pile…yes you guessed it, it’s Luton Town.
The policing award goes to Derby County, with Luton Town ranked bottom in that department.
And finally, and arguably most importantly to football fans, atmosphere. Leeds United’s Elland Road comes out on top, with Wigan Athletic coming bottom of the pile.