Best Championship Grounds


The Championship has an abundance of top-class stadiums. Dozens of teams like Leeds United and Middlesbrough have played in the Premier League and major European competitions in the past. For that reason, their grounds ooze character. Some of the best stadiums in Britain can be found outside the EPL.

If you search the web regularly for the latest betting sites and bonuses, you'll recognise some of the teams and grounds on this list. What's more, if you follow your team up and down the country, you've probably visited one of these stadiums.

Elland Road

Leeds United fans have witnessed some incredible moments at Elland Road over the years. The Peacocks have entertained teams like Man Utd, Liverpool, Anderlecht, and Barcelona here in the past. It was also used as a venue for Euro 1996 and the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The ground originally opened in 1897 and has undergone several major renovations since. Leeds United welcomed 57,892 supporters for a clash with Sunderland in 1967. Since then, the maximum capacity has been reduced to 37,890. Elland Road is one of England's most famous football grounds. We think it will be hosting Premier League games again in the not too distant future.

The Hawthorns

The Hawthorns might not be as big as Elland Road. However, the atmosphere can be electric on matchday. The stadium opened its doors in 1900 and has been the home of West Brom since. Furthermore, it's the highest football league ground in England and stands at an altitude of 551 feet.

Baggies fans have seen it all. They've watched their team play in several competitions here including the Premier League, Championship, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup. They're playing extremely well under Slavin Bilic. Hopefully, they'll make their way back to the EPL in the next few years.

The Riverside

The Riverside produced one of the most iconic moments in Middlesbrough's history. Italian striker Massimo Maccarone wrote his name into folklore when he scored a last-minute winner against Steaua Bucharest during a UEFA Cup semi-final. What's more, Boro have played dozens of Premier League games here in the past.

The stadium was built in 1995. For that reason, it's one of the most modern grounds in the Championship. It's also hosted several other high-profile events and music concerts over the years. The Riverside is one of the best football stadiums in Britain.

City Ground

The City ground is steeped in history. Nottingham Forest fans watched on in delight as their beloved club reached back-to-back European Cup Finals in 1979 and 1980. It's also hosted several top-flight teams over the years including Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd, and Tottenham.

Nottingham Forest might not be as successful as they once were, but their passionate supporters still create an electric atmosphere every week. With a maximum capacity of 30,445, it can get extremely loud inside the City Ground. The venue was also selected for the European Football Championship in 1996. It's one of the greatest grounds in England.



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