List of English rugby union stadiums by capacity

The following is a list of rugby union stadiums in England. The stadiums are organised by capacity, which is the maximum number of spectators the stadium can normally accommodate. Capacities are standard total capacity, including seats and any standing areas, and excluding any temporary seating. All stadiums with a capacity of 3,000 or more are included and host Premiership, RFU Championship and National League 1 games for the 2016-17 season. Some of the stadiums below host other sports and events in addition to rugby union. Stadiums which have only hosted rugby union games for one-off occasions, such as the King Power Stadium and Wembley Stadium, have been omitted from the list.

National StadiumEdit

Twickenham Stadium is the national rugby union stadium of England, being the home ground of the England national team. Twickenham also hosts the Final of the Premiership Playoffs with the winner being crowned Champions. Additionally Twickenham hosts special one-off home games for some of the Premiership clubs, including Saracens, Harlequins and Bath.

Stadium Capacity Location Rugby Union Tenants Other Tenants
Twickenham Stadium 82,000[1] London England Saracens, Harlequins, Bath

Premiership RugbyEdit

Below is a list of rugby union stadiums used in Premiership Rugby during the 2016–17 season. There are 14 stadiums in total, with 12 of them representing the permanent home ground of each Premiership side. The newest Stadium is the Brentford Community Stadium the new home of London Irish.

Stadium Capacity Location Rugby Union Tenants Other Tenants
Ricoh Arena 32,609[2] Coventry Wasps Coventry City
Ashton Gate 27,000[3] Bristol Bristol Bristol City
Welford Road 25,849[4] Leicester Leicester Tigers
Brentford Community Stadium 17,250 London London Irish
Kingsholm Stadium 16,115

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Gloucester Gloucester
Franklin's Gardens 15,249[6] Northampton Northampton Saints
Twickenham Stoop 14,816[7] London Harlequins
Recreation Ground 14,500[8] Bath Bath
Sandy Park 13,800 Exeter Exeter Chiefs
Sixways Stadium 12,024[9] Worcester Worcester Warriors
AJ Bell Stadium 12,000[10] Salford Sale Sharks Salford Red Devils
Kingston Park 10,200[11] Newcastle Newcastle Falcons Newcastle Thunder

RFU Championship and National League 1Edit

Below is a list of rugby union stadiums ordered by capacity from the RFU Championship and National League 1, which are the 2nd and 3rd tiers in the English Rugby Union Pyramid.

Stadium Capacity Location Rugby Union Tenants League (2016–17)
The Darlington Arena 25,000 Darlington Darlington Mowden Park National League 1
Headingley Rugby Stadium 21,050 Leeds Yorkshire Carnegie RFU Championship
Allianz Park 10,000[12] London Saracens
Woodlands Memorial Ground 9,000 Lytham St Annes Fylde National League 1
The Brickfields 8,500 Plymouth Plymouth Albion National League 1
Goldington Road 6,000 Bedford Bedford Blues RFU Championship
Billesley Common 5,000 Birmingham Birmingham Moseley National League 1
Castle Park 5,000 Doncaster Doncaster Knights RFU Championship
St. Peter 5,000 Saint Peter Jersey Reds RFU Championship
Athletic Ground 4,500 London London Scottish, Richmond RFU Championship
Mennaye Field 4,000 Penzance Cornish Pirates RFU Championship
Butts Park Arena 4,000 Coventry Coventry National League 1
Molesey Road 3,500 Hersham Esher National League 1
Trailfinders Sports Ground 3,020 London Ealing Trailfinders RFU Championship
Lady Bay Sports Ground 3,000 Nottingham Nottingham RFU Championship
Dillingham Park 3,000 Ampthill Ampthill National League 1
Loughborough University Stadium 3,000 Loughborough Loughborough Students National League 1
Hartpury college stadium 2000 Hartpury Hartpury college/ Uni Championship

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Twickenham Stadium". RFU. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  2. ^ "Ricoh Arena". www.ricoharena.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Ashton Gate Stadium". www.ashtongatestadium.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Welford Road". leicestertigers.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Kingsholm". itv.com. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Franklin's Gardens". www.northamptonsaints.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  7. ^ "The Stoop". www.quins.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  8. ^ "The Rec". Bath Rugby. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Sixways". www.warriors.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  10. ^ "AJ Bell Stadium". salesharks.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Kingston Park". www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Allianz Park". www.saracens.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.