Friday, October 03, 2008

The Friday List of Little or No Consequence #81

The 15 Non-League Clubs With The Biggest Stadium Capacities

1. St. Helens Town (North West Counties, Premier Division) - 17,500
2. Wrexham (Conference National) - 15,500
3. Newcastle Blue Star (Northern Premier, Division One North) - 13,500
4. Oxford United (Conference National) - 12,500
5. Gateshead (Conference North) - 12,000
6. Mansfield Town (Conference National) - 10,000
7. Leigh Genesis (Conference North) - 10,000
8. Cambridge United (Conference National) - 9,617
9. York City (Conference National) - 9,606
10. Bath City / Team Bath (Conference South) - 8,800
11. Silsden (North West Counties Premier Division) - 7,800
12. Grantham Town (Northern Premier, Division One South) - 7,500
13. Stevenage Borough (Conference National) - 7,100
14. Boston United (Northern Premier, Premier Division) - 6,643
15. Weymouth (Conference National) - 6,600

Of the clubs listed above, four share their ground with rugby teams (St. Helens Town, Newcastle Blue Star, Leigh Genesis and Silsden) while Gateshead play at the Gateshead International athletics stadium. Wrexham currently have the largest football-only stadia outside the top four tiers in England and Wales.


Seb @ Inside Left said...

Big stadiums right enough (the top two alone are bigger than most SPL grounds. What sort of crowds do they get, I wonder?

Queens Park play at Hampden (capacity 57,000) yet their average crowd is no more than 1,000.

Chuck said...

Quite good that.

Two of they teams have grounds bigger than Tannadice.

RE Sebs comment, always find it amusing that Queens Parks home ground is Hampden. Do they actually play there or do they play at "little Hampden"?

Chris O said...

Thanks for the comments, lads. :)

I've often wondered about Queen's Park playing at Hampden. Surely the biggest example of over-exuberance on the part of any club re: its stadium capacity, I'd have thought!

Vince said...

You seem to have missed out FC United of Manchester, who share Bury's 11,669 all-seated Gigg Lane ground. They play in the Unibond Premier League.

Chris O said...

Apologies, Vince. Thanks for the correction on that one. :)


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