The Daily Star have listed the current Championship grounds in order by stadium capacity and have revealed which club rank.
Unsurprisingly, former giants and recently relegated Newcastle United and Aston Villa head the top of the list.
St James’ Park (as we’ll always know it) was the second largest ground for capacity in the country until Arsenal opened the doors to their modern Emirates Stadium in 2007. It has since, of course, been replaced by the Etihad since the expansion of the Manchester-based ground.
It boasts a capacity of 52,354, around 10,000 ahead of Villa park.
At In the bottom of the list comes, again unsurprisingly, Burton Albion, who have played at the Pirelli Stadium since they were a non-league club. They have, of course, won promotion three times in seven years and have won many admirers for the way they have responded to the championship challenge this season. The ground, located on Princess way, holds 6,912 spectators
Elland Road and Hillsborough, the homes of former Premier league clubs, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday came in third and fourth respectively.
The list in full:
- Newcastle – St James’ Park, 52,354.
- Aston Villa – Villa Park, 42,788
- Leeds – Elland Road: 40,204
- Sheffield Wednesday – Hillsborough: 39,814
- Derby County – iPro Stadium: 33,597
- Cardiff City – Cardiff City Stadium: 33,280
- Blackburn Rovers – Ewood Park: 31,367
- Wolves – Molineux: 30,852
- Brighton & Hove Albion – The Amex Stadium: 30,750
- Nottingham Forest – The City Ground: 30,576
- Ipswich – Portman Road: 30,311
- Birmingham City – St Andrew’s Stadium: 30,009
- Norwich City – Carrow Road: 27,244
- Fulham – Craven Cottage: 25,700
- Wigan – DW Stadium: 25,138
- Huddersfield Town – John Smith’s Stadium: 24,500
- Reading – Madejski Stadium: 24,200
- Preston North End – Deepdale: 23,404
- Barnsley – Oakwell: 23,009
- Bristol City – Ashton Gate: 22,450
- Queens Park Rangers – Loftus Road: 18,360
- Brentford – Griffin Park: 12,300
- Rotherham – New York Stadium: 12,021
- Burton Albion – Pirelli Stadium: 6,912/.