EFL Championship 2023-24: Ranking The Stadiums On Atmosphere

8. St. Mary’s – Southampton

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The stadium of St. Mary’s is comparatively new. It does not have generation-old roots like The Hawthorns or The Stadium of Light. The stadium has been home to Southampton since 2001. However, there is no problem with the attendance or atmosphere in the problem. There is always a positive atmosphere for the players of Southampton.

7. Carrow Road – Norwich City

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Carrow Road is the home of Norwich and has a capacity of over 27,000. The stadium has got a great location situated near the bank of River Wensum and it is also close to the Norwich Railway Station. The Canaries are a passionate bunch and this is often on display at Carrow Road. Because of the close-knit atmosphere at Carrow Road, fans and players can connect personally, generating the sense of togetherness and pride that characterises the club.

6. The Riverside Stadium – Middlesbrough

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The home of Middlesbrough has a nice location just at the bank of River Tees. The Riverside Stadium has a great capacity of over 34,000, it is also known for its good facilities, especially the atmosphere and stewarding. The management is planning on increasing the capacity to 42,000. The beautifully structured stadium is fully enclosed with every seat offering an uninterrupted view of the pitch.

5. The Hawthorns – West Bromwich Albion

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The 26,688-seater stadium has been hosting football for over a century now. The Hawthorns was the first Football League ground to be built in the 20th century. It exudes an enchanting and vibrant atmosphere that encapsulates the essence of English football. As one of the country’s oldest football grounds, The Hawthorns is steeped in tradition and resonates with a deep sense of club loyalty among the passionate Baggies fans.

4. The Stadium of Light – Sunderland

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The ninth-largest stadium in England with a capacity of 49,000, The Stadium of Light is the home of Sunderland since 1997. It is the eighth home of the Black Cats and has hosted a few games for English National Football Team and the U-20 English Football Team. The Stadium has also been the venue for concerts of some famous artists. As one of England’s most passionate football arenas, the stadium lives up to its name, illuminating matchdays with intense energy.

3. Home Park – Plymouth Argyle

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After winning the League One title in 2022-23, Plymouth Argyle find themselves in the Championship for this season. The atmosphere at Home Park, the ground of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, is nothing short of electric. As soon as you step foot into the stadium, you’re engulfed by a palpable sense of excitement. The air resonates with the rhythmic chants, thunderous applause, and the resounding beat of drums, all orchestrated by the devoted Green Army.

2. The Liberty Stadium – Swansea City

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The Liberty Stadium is the home stadium of Swansea and is located in Swansea, Wales. The stadium is counted among the stadiums with the best atmosphere in the Championship. It is also the home of the Ospreys Rugby team. After the promotion of Swansea City, the stadium became the first Premier League ground in Wales. It is one of the best stadiums in the United Kingdom in terms of atmosphere.

1. Elland Road – Leeds United

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After two years in the Premier League, Leeds are back in the Championship. Elland Road has been the home of Leeds United F.C. since the club’s foundation in 1919. It has four stands – the Revie Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand, and the John Charles Stand– and a capacity of 37,890.

Sir Alex Ferguson once called it “the most intimidating venue in Europe”. Despite abortive plans to move out in 2001, the club remains at the ground where it won the league in 1969, 1974, and 1992. What’s most important about Elland Road, though, is the place it retains in the life of the city, and the hearts of the locals.

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