The ambience of any stadium will depend on the number of seats available. Many teams in topflight football in England attest to their home fans, helping them win crucial games. In this post, we look at the English Football League (EFL) stadiums with the largest capacities. Read on.
1. Hillsborough -39,859
Sheffield Wednesday is a team with an enormous past in English football. Since its relegation to the EFL, Sheffield Wednesday continues to gain respect as one of the teams with home stadiums with the largest capacity. Their Hillsborough stadium comfortably sits 39,859 fans at a go. This capacity makes this stadium one of the toughest for visiting teams because of the effect that fans have on deciding a match.
2. Elland Road – 37,890
Elland Road, home to Leeds United, comes in second on our list. The home stadium to the current EFL leaders comfortably sits 37,890 fans. While Leeds United might have lost its status as one of the fiercest teams in English football, this season is different. The team sits comfortably at the league summit and is well in line for a promotion. The home fans continue to play a significant role in their team’s success this season.
3. Riverside Stadium – 35,100
Not long ago, The Riverside Stadium, home to Middlesbrough, would play host to premier league matches. That dynamic changed, and now the team plays in the EFL. It has the third-largest stadium of teams currently in the league. It can accommodate 35,100 fans.
4. Pride Park – 33,597
At Pride Park, you can expect to see England’s all-time top scorer, Wayne Rooney score some of those amazing free kicks we know him for. Nevertheless, aside from Rooney’s amazing presence at this stadium, Derby County’s home ground also marvels because of its capacity. The stadium is the fourth largest of teams currently in the EFL. It comfortably sits 33,597 fans during home matches.