List of rugby league stadiums by capacity

The following is a list of stadiums at which rugby league is played, ordered by seating capacity. Currently all stadiums with a capacity of 5,000 or more which are the regular home venue of a club or national team, or are the regular hosts of a major competition (such as an event in the World Rugby Sevens Series, its women's version, or the final of an annual national competition), are included. Stadiums for which the only rugby league use is hosting occasional matches or which have only hosted one-off rugby league tournaments are not included. Not all of these stadiums are primarily venues for rugby league, with some being primarily venues for another sport.

Current stadiums

#StadiumCapacityCityCountryHome team/s
1Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,024MelbourneAustralia Australia Some State of Origin matches
2Wembley Stadium 90,000LondonEngland England Challenge Cup Final
3Stadium Australia 84,000SydneyAustralia Australia NRL Grand Final, New South Wales Blues, Canterbury Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers
4Old Trafford75,731ManchesterEngland EnglandSuper League Grand Final
5Millennium Stadium 74,500CardiffWales Wales Some Magic Weekend Super League games
6Murrayfield Stadium 67,144EdinburghScotland Scotland Some Magic Weekend Super League games
7Docklands Stadium56,347MelbourneAustralia AustraliaSome Australia national team matches, some State of Origin matches
8Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys55,926Barcelona, CataloniaSpain Spain Catalonia national rugby league team, Catalans Dragons
9Suncorp Stadium52,500BrisbaneAustralia AustraliaQueensland Maroons, Brisbane Broncos, some Australia national team matches
10Eden Park50,000AucklandNew Zealand New ZealandSome NRL games, NRL Auckland Nines
11Sydney Cricket Ground48,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaSome NRL games
12Sydney Football Stadium45,500SydneyAustralia AustraliaSydney Roosters, some Wests Tigers matches
13Elland Road37,890Leeds EnglandEngland national team
14Independence Park35,000Kingston JamaicaJamaica national team
15Karaiskakis Stadium33,334Piraeus GreeceGreece national team
16Newcastle International Sports Centre33,000Newcastle Australia AustraliaNewcastle Knights
17Bramall Lane32,702Sheffield EnglandSheffield Eagles
18Ricoh Arena32,602Coventry EnglandWasps RFC
19Lokomotiv Stadium30,075MoscowRussia RussiaRC Lokomotiv Moscow
20Melbourne Rectangular Stadium30,050MelbourneAustralia AustraliaMelbourne Storm,
21Henson Park30,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaNewtown Jets
Yarrow Stadium30,000New Plymouth New ZealandTaranaki Sharks
Mount Smart Stadium30,000AucklandNew Zealand New ZealandNew Zealand Warriors, some New Zealand national team matches
24Odsal Stadium27,491BradfordEngland EnglandBradford Bulls
25Robina Stadium27,400Gold CoastAustralia AustraliaGold Coast Titans
26Willows Sports Complex26,500Townsville Australia Australia North Queensland Cowboys
27KC Stadium25,400HullEngland EnglandHull
28DW Stadium25,133WiganEngland EnglandWigan Warriors
29Canberra Stadium25,011Canberra  Australia Canberra Raiders
30Alfred McAlpine Stadium24,500HuddersfieldEngland EnglandHuddersfield Giants
31Wollongong Showground23,750WollongongAustralia AustraliaSome St. George Illawarra Dragons matches
32Brookvale Oval23,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaManly-Warringah Sea Eagles
33 Penrith Stadium 22,500SydneyAustralia AustraliaPenrith Panthers
34International Olympic Stadium22,400Tripoli LebanonLebanon national team
35Leichhardt Oval22,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaSome Wests Tigers matches
Endeavour Field22,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaCronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Jubilee Oval22,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaSome St. George Illawarra Dragons matches
38Parramatta Stadium21,500SydneyAustralia AustraliaParramatta Eels
39Headingley Stadium21,062[1]LeedsEngland EnglandLeeds Rhinos
40nib Stadium20,500PerthAustralia AustraliaSome NRL games, West Coast Pirates
41 Central Coast Stadium20,059GosfordAustralia AustraliaSome NRL games
42Campbelltown Stadium20,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaWestern Suburbs Magpies, some Wests Tigers matches
North Sydney Oval20,000SydneyAustralia AustraliaNorth Sydney Bears
44National Stadium19,000Suva FijiFiji national team
45Langtree Park18,000St Helens EnglandSt Helens RLFC
46 Bloomfield Road 17,338 Blackpool  England Championship Cup Final
47Stadion FK Smederevo17,200Smederevo SerbiaSerbia national team
48Hindmarsh Stadium17,000AdelaideAustralia AustraliaSome NRL games
Lloyd Robson Oval17,000Port Moresby Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea national team, Port Moresby Bulldogs
50Racecourse Ground15,771Wrexham WalesCrusaders
51Keepmoat Stadium15,231Doncaster, South Yorkshire EnglandDoncaster RLFC
52Halliwell Jones Stadium15,200Warrington EnglandWarrington Wolves
53Twickenham Stoop14,816London EnglandLondon Broncos
54The Shay14,061Halifax EnglandHalifax RLFC
55Stobart Stadium Halton13,350Widnes EnglandWidnes Vikings
56Stade Gilbert Brutus13,000Perpignan FranceCatalans Dragons
Danny Leahy Oval13,000Goroka Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea national team
58 Salford City Stadium 12,000 Eccles  England Salford City Reds
The Jungle12,000Castleford EnglandCastleford Tigers
KC Lightstream stadium12,225Hull EnglandHull Kingston Rovers
61Gateshead International Stadium11,800Gateshead EnglandGateshead Thunder
62Leigh Sports Village11,000Leigh EnglandLeigh Centurions
63Boundary Park10,638Oldham EnglandOldham Roughyeds
64Spotland Stadium10,249Rochdale EnglandRochdale Hornets
Derwent Park10,000Workington EnglandWorkington Town
Hodges Stadium10,000Jacksonville United StatesUSA national team, Jacksonville Axemen
Stade d'Albert Domec10,000Carcassonne FranceAS Carcassonne
68Tolka Park9,680DublinRepublic of Ireland Republic of IrelandIreland national rugby league team
69Lamport Stadium9,600TorontoCanada CanadaCanada national rugby league team, Toronto Wolfpack
Stadio Plebiscito9,600PaduaItaly Italy
71Brewery Field8,000Bridgend WalesWales national team
72Rodney Parade7,850Newport WalesCrusaders
73Kalabond Oval7,000New Jersey Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea Hunters Rabaul Gurias Papua New Guinea Kumuls
73Campbell's Field6,425Kokopo United States
74Spec Martin Stadium6,000Florida United StatesCentral Florida Warriors
75Belle Vue5,333Wakefield EnglandWakefield Trinity Wildcats
76Atlanta Silverbacks Park5,000Chamblee, Georgia United States
The Gnoll5,000Neath, WalesWales WalesSouth Wales Scorpions

Former or demolished stadiums

StadiumCapacityCityCountryHome team/sClosed (as a RL stadium)Fate
Wembley Stadium100,000London EnglandChallenge Cup Final1999 Closed in 2000, demolished in 2003. Site is now the New Wembley Stadium
ANZ Stadium60,000Brisbane AustraliaBrisbane Broncos2003 Remains in use for athletics and soccer. Capacity is now 49,000
Sydney Sports Ground35,000Sydney AustraliaEastern Suburbs1986 Demolished in 1987. Site is now the car park for the Sydney Football Stadium
Adelaide Oval33,597Adelaide AustraliaAdelaide Rams2011 Remains in use for cricket and Australian rules football. Currently unknown if NRL games will be held here in the future. Re-developed from 2010-2014. Capacity is now 53,583.
Belmore Sports Ground25,000Sydney AustraliaCanterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs1998 Still in use, currently the training base of the Bulldogs. Also used for soccer. Was used for 2 NRL games by the Bulldogs in 2015
Don Valley Stadium25,000Sheffield EnglandSheffield Eagles2013 Demolished in 2013
WACA Ground24,500Perth AustraliaWestern Reds1997 Re-developed in 2002, Still in use for cricket
Redfern Oval23,000Sydney AustraliaSouth Sydney1987 Re-developed in 2009, currently the training base of the Rabbitohs. Capacity is now 5,000
Ninian Park21,508Cardiff WalesCardiff City2009 Demolished in 2009. Now the Ninian Park housing estate
Stade Sébastien Charléty20,000Paris FranceParis Saint-Germain1997 Remains in use for athletics, football (Paris FC) and rugby union (temporary home of Stade Français). French national team sometimes play at the venue.
Lidcombe Oval20,000Sydney AustraliaWestern Suburbs Magpies1986 Still in use for rugby league, rugby union and soccer
Olympic Park Stadium18,500Melbourne AustraliaMelbourne Storm2009 Demolished in 2011. Now an AFL training oval.
Central Park18,000Wigan EnglandWigan Warriors1999 Demolished in 1999
Knowsley Road17,500St Helens EnglandSt Helens RLFC2010Demolished in 2010
Seiffert Oval15,000Canberra AustraliaCanberra Raiders1989 Still in use for rugby league, rugby union and soccer
The Willows 11,363 Salford  England Salford City Reds 2011 Not yet determined.
Belle Vue11,500Doncaster EnglandDoncaster RLFC2006 Closed in 2006. Site remains vacant
The Boulevard10,500Kingston upon Hull EnglandHull2000 Demolished in 2010.
Thrum Hall9,832Halifax EnglandHalifax RLFC1998 Demolished in 1999
Wilderspool Stadium9,200Warrington EnglandWarrington Wolves2012Still standing as of 2014
Barnet Copthall 5,000 London  England London Crusaders 1994 Remains in use for its original purpose of athletics. Set to reopen as a rugby union stadium in February 2013, under the name Allianz Park, as home of Saracens.
St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground4,500Swansea Wales 2012Still in use as a rugby union and cricket ground

Future stadiums

Stadium name Capacity City Country Years Home team/s
Townsville Stadium 30,000 South Townsville, Queensland  Australia TBA North Queensland
Newmarket Stadium 12,000 Stanley, Wakefield  England TBA Wakefield Trinity
New Swinton Stadium 6,000 Agecroft, Pendlebury  England TBA Swinton

See also


  1. "RLFANS News". Retrieved 2012-02-03.
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