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List of English rugby union stadiums by capacity

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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.

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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. Twickenham is also listed below, as it 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
Wembley Stadium 90,000 London Saracens, England
Twickenham Stadium 82,000[1] London England Saracens, Harlequins, Bath
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
Kingsholm Stadium 16,500[5] 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 12,500 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
Allianz Park 10,000[12] London Saracens

RFU Championship and National League 1Edit

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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. 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.