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Revealed: stadium capacity ranking

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 It has since, of course, been replaced by the Etihad since the expansion of the Manchester-based ground.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:

  1. Newcastle – St James’ Park, 52,354.
  2. Aston Villa – Villa Park, 42,788
  3. Leeds – Elland Road: 40,204
  4. Sheffield Wednesday – Hillsborough: 39,814
  5. Derby County – iPro Stadium: 33,597
  6. Cardiff City – Cardiff City Stadium: 33,280
  7. Blackburn Rovers – Ewood Park: 31,367
  8. Wolves – Molineux: 30,852
  9. Brighton & Hove Albion – The Amex Stadium: 30,750
  10. Nottingham Forest – The City Ground: 30,576
  11. Ipswich – Portman Road: 30,311
  12. Birmingham City – St Andrew’s Stadium: 30,009
  13. Norwich City – Carrow Road: 27,244
  14. Fulham – Craven Cottage: 25,700
  15. Wigan – DW Stadium: 25,138
  16. Huddersfield Town – John Smith’s Stadium: 24,500
  17. Reading – Madejski Stadium: 24,200
  18. Preston North End – Deepdale: 23,404
  19. Barnsley – Oakwell: 23,009
  20. Bristol City – Ashton Gate: 22,450
  21. Queens Park Rangers – Loftus Road: 18,360
  22. Brentford – Griffin Park: 12,300
  23. Rotherham – New York Stadium: 12,021
  24. Burton Albion – Pirelli Stadium: 6,912/.
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