List of rugby league stadiums by capacity

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Stadium Australia, home of the NRL Grand Final.
Old Trafford, home of the Super League Grand Final.

The following is a list of stadiums at which rugby league is played, ordered by seating capacity.

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 the State of Origin series, Magic Weekend, 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[edit]

# Stadium Capacity City/town Country Tenants & events hosted Image
1 Wembley Stadium 90,000 London England England Challenge Cup Final
2 Stadium Australia 83,500 Sydney Australia Australia Canterbury Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, NRL Grand Final, New South Wales Blues, Australia national team.
3 Old Trafford 74,994 Manchester England England Super League Grand Final
4 Docklands Stadium 56,347 Melbourne Australia Australia Melbourne Storm, Australia national team
5 Lang Park 52,500 Brisbane Australia Australia Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Maroons, Australia national team
6 Sydney Football Stadium 42,500 Sydney Australia Australia Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs
7 Newcastle International Sports Centre 33,000 Newcastle Australia Australia Newcastle Knights
8 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium 33,000 Melbourne Australia Australia Melbourne Storm
9 Western Sydney Stadium 30,000 Sydney Australia Australia Parramatta Eels, Wests Tigers
10 Henson Park 30,000 Sydney Australia Australia Newtown Jets
11 Mount Smart Stadium 30,000 Auckland New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Warriors, New Zealand national team, Akarana Falcons
12 Odsal Stadium 27,491 Odsal England England Bradford Bulls
13 Robina Stadium 27,400 Gold Coast Australia Australia Gold Coast Titans
14 RZD Arena 27,320 Moscow Russia Russia RC Lokomotiv Moscow
15 MKM Stadium 25,404 Kingston upon Hull England England Hull FC
16 DW Stadium 25,133 Wigan England England Wigan Warriors
17 Canberra Stadium 25,011 Canberra Australia Australia Canberra Raiders
18 North Queensland Stadium 25,000 Townsville Australia Australia North Queensland Cowboys
19 Kirklees Stadium 24,121 Huddersfield England England Huddersfield Giants
20 Brookvale Oval 23,000 Sydney Australia Australia Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
21 Wollongong Showground 23,000 Wollongong Australia Australia St George Illawarra Dragons
22 Penrith Stadium 22,500 Sydney Australia Australia Penrith Panthers
23 International Olympic Stadium 22,400 Tripoli Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon national team
24 Endeavour Field 22,000 Sydney Australia Australia Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
25 Headingley 21,062[1] Leeds England England Leeds Rhinos
26 Jubilee Oval 20,505 Sydney Australia Australia St George Illawarra Dragons
27 Perth Rectangular Stadium 20,500 Perth Australia Australia West Coast Pirates
28 Campbelltown Stadium 20,000 Sydney Australia Australia Western Suburbs Magpies, Wests Tigers
29 Lidcombe Oval 20,000 Sydney Australia Australia Auburn Warriors
30 North Sydney Oval 20,000 Sydney Australia Australia North Sydney Bears
31 Barlow Park 18,000 Cairns Australia Australia Northern Pride RLFC
32 Rugby League Park 18,000 Christchurch New Zealand New Zealand Canterbury Bulls
33 Totally Wicked Stadium 18,000 St Helens England England St Helens RFC
34 Parc des Sports 17,518 Avignon France France France national team
35 Bislett Stadium 15,400 Oslo Norway Norway Norway national team
36 Keepmoat Stadium 15,231 Doncaster England England Doncaster RLFC
37 Halliwell Jones Stadium 15,200 Warrington England England Warrington Wolves
38 Apia Park 15,000 Apia Samoa Samoa Samoa national team
39 National Stadium 15,000 Suva Fiji Fiji Fiji national team
40 Seiffert Oval 15,000 Canberra Australia Australia Queanbeyan Blues
41 National Football Stadium 14,800 Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea national team, Port Moresby Vipers, Papua New Guinea Hunters
42 The Shay 14,061 Halifax England England Halifax Panthers
43 Gladsaxe Stadium 13,507 Copenhagen Denmark Denmark Denmark national team
44 Avanhard Stadium 13,466 Rivne Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine national team
45 DCBL Stadium 13,350 Widnes England England Widnes Vikings
46 Stadium Municipal d'Albi 13,058 Albi France France Racing Club Albi XIII
47 Stade Gilbert Brutus 13,000 Perpignan France France Catalans Dragons, Catalonia national team
48 Craven Park 12,225 Kingston upon Hull England England Hull Kingston Rovers
49 Stadium Mackay 12,200 Mackay Australia Australia Mackay Cutters
50 Hodges Stadium 12,000 Jacksonville United States United States United States national team, Jacksonville Axemen
51 Leigh Sports Village 12,000 Leigh England England Leigh Centurions
52 Salford Community Stadium 12,000 Eccles England England Salford Red Devils
53 Sunshine Coast Stadium 12,000 Kawana Waters Australia Australia Sunshine Coast Falcons
54 Wheldon Road 11,775 Castleford England England Castleford Tigers
55 Kingston Park 10,200 Newcastle upon Tyne England England Newcastle Thunder
56 Derwent Park 10,000 Workington England England Workington Town
57 Dolphin Oval 10,000 Kippa-Ring Australia Australia Redcliffe Dolphins, Dolphins (NRL)
58 Spotland Stadium 10,000 Rochdale England England Rochdale Hornets
59 Stade d'Albert Domec 10,000 Carcassonne France France AS Carcassonne
60 Teufaiva Sport Stadium 10,000 Nuku'Alofa Tonga Tonga TNRL Grand Final
61 Nickerson Field 9,871 Boston United States United States Boston Thirteens
62 Post Office Road 9,850 Featherstone England England Featherstone Rovers
63 Lamport Stadium 9,600 Toronto Canada Canada Canada national team, Toronto Wolfpack
64 Belle Vue 9,333 Wakefield England England Wakefield Trinity
65 York Community Stadium 8,500 York England England York Knights, York Valkyrie
66 Queensway Stadium 8,256 Wrexham Wales Wales North Wales Crusaders
67 Browne Park 8,000 Wandal Australia Australia Central Queensland Capras
68 Tuks Stadium 8,000 Hatfield South Africa South Africa TUKS Blues
69 Cougar Park 7,800 Keighley England England Keighley Cougars
70 Craven Park 7,600 Barrow-in-Furness England England Barrow Raiders, Cumbria rugby league team
71 Mount Pleasant 7,500 Batley England England Batley Bulldogs
72 Recreation Ground 7,500 Whitehaven England England Whitehaven RLFC, Cumbria rugby league team
73 Carlisle Grounds 7,000 Bray Republic of Ireland Ireland Ireland national team
74 Kalabond Oval 7,000 Kokopo Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Rabaul Gurias
75 Stade Sabathé 6,500 Montpellier France France Montpellier Red Devils
76 Széktói Stadion 6,300 Kecskemét Hungary Hungary Hungary national team
77 Stade du Moulin 6,000 Lézignan-Corbières France France Lézignan Sangliers
78 Stade Municipal 6,000 Saint-Esteve France France Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan
79 Spec Martin Stadium 6,000 DeLand United States United States Central Florida Warriors
80 North Ipswich Reserve 5,500 Ipswich Australia Australia Ipswich Jets
81 Crown Flatt 5,100 Dewsbury England England Dewsbury Rams
82 Atlanta Silverbacks Park 5,000 Chamblee United States United States Atlanta Rhinos
83 Avarua Tereora Stadium 5,000 Avarua Cook Islands Cook Islands Cook Islands national team
84 BMD Kougari Oval 5,000 Manly West Australia Australia Wynnum-Manly Seagulls
85 Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark 5,000 Heidelberg Germany Germany Germany national team
86 H.E. Laybutt Field 5,000 Blacktown Australia Australia Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles
87 Langlands Park 5,000 Coorparoo Australia Australia Easts Tigers
88 Mount Pritchard Oval 5,000 Mount Pritchard Australia Australia Mount Pritchard Mounties
89 Port Vila Municipal Stadium 5,000 Port Vila Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanuatu national team
90 Redfern Oval 5,000 Sydney Australia Australia Redfern All Blacks
91 Ringrose Park 5,000 Wentworthville Australia Australia Wentworthville Magpies
92 Stade de la Roseraie 5,000 Carpentras France France RC Carpentras XIII
93 Stade de l'Aiguille 5,000 Limoux France France Limoux Grizzlies
94 Stade Georges Lyvet 5,000 Lyon France France Lyon Villeurbanne XIII
95 Stade Jules Ribet 5,000 Saint-Gaudens France France Saint-Gaudens Bears
96 Stade Max Rousie 5,000 Villeneuve-sur-Lot France France Villeneuve XIII RLLG
97 Stade Municipal de Berrechid 5,000 Berrechid Morocco Morocco Morocco national team
98 White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre 5,000 Wood Green England England London Skolars

Former or demolished stadiums[edit]

Stadium Capacity City/Town Country Home team/s Closed (as a RL stadium) Fate
Wembley Stadium 100,000 London  England Challenge Cup Final 1999 Closed in 2000, demolished in 2003. Site is now the New Wembley Stadium.
Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre 60,000 Brisbane  Australia Brisbane Broncos 2003 Remains in use for athletics and football, capacity is now 48,500
Sydney Football Stadium 44,000 Sydney Australia Australia Sydney Roosters 2018 demolished and replaced by Sydney Football Stadium (2022)
Sydney Sports Ground 35,000 Sydney  Australia Eastern Suburbs 1986 Demolished in 1987. Site is now the car park for the Sydney Football Stadium.
Willows Sports Complex 26,500 Townsville  Australia North Queensland Cowboys 2019 Demolished in 2022.
Belmore Sports Ground 25,000 Sydney  Australia Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 1998 Still in use, currently the training base of the Bulldogs
Carrara Stadium 25,000 Carrara  Australia Gold Coast Titans 2007 Still in use for AFL.
Don Valley Stadium 25,000 Sheffield  England Sheffield Eagles 2013 Demolished in 2013.
WACA Ground 24,500 Perth  Australia Western Reds 1997 Re-developed in 2002, Still in use for cricket.
Parramatta Stadium 24,000 Sydney  Australia Parramatta Eels 2017 Demolished in 2017. Site is now the new Western Sydney Stadium.
Redfern Oval 23,000 Sydney  Australia South Sydney 1987 Re-developed in 2009, currently the training base of the Rabbitohs. Capacity is now 5,000.
Ninian Park 21,508 Cardiff  Wales Cardiff City 2009 Demolished in 2009. Now the Ninian Park housing estate.
Stade Sébastien Charléty 20,000 Paris  France Paris Saint-Germain 1997 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 Oval 20,000 Sydney  Australia Western Suburbs Magpies 1986 Still in use for rugby league, rugby union, and football.
Olympic Park Stadium 18,500 Melbourne  Australia Melbourne Storm 2009 Demolished in 2011. Now an AFL training oval.
Central Park 18,000 Wigan  England Wigan Warriors 1999 Demolished in 1999.
Hindmarsh Stadium 17,500 Adelaide  Australia Adelaide Rams 1997 2 more NRL matches were held at the stadium in 2006 and 2009. Still in use for football.
Knowsley Road 17,500 St Helens  England St Helens RFC 2010 Demolished in 2010.
Carlaw Park 17,000 Auckland  New Zealand New Zealand national team 2002 Closed in 2002, demolished in 2006. Site now contains a new student village complex for Auckland University.
Twickenham Stoop 14,800 London  England London Broncos 2013 Still in use for rugby union.
Gateshead International Stadium 11,800 Gateshead  England Gateshead Thunder 2014 Still in use for football.
The Willows 11,363 Salford  England Salford Red Devils 2011 Demolished in 2012.
Belle Vue 11,500 Doncaster  England Doncaster RLFC 2006 Closed in 2006. Site remains vacant.
Station Road c. 11,000 Pendlebury  England Swinton Lions 1992 Demolished in 1992.
The Boulevard 10,500 Hull  England Hull F.C. 2000 Demolished in 2010.
Thrum Hall 9,832 Halifax  England Halifax Panthers 1998 Demolished in 1999.
Wilderspool Stadium 9,200 Warrington  England Warrington Wolves 2012 Demolished in 2014.
Bootham Crescent 8,256 York England England York City Knights 2020 Residential development.
Barnet Copthall 5,000 London  England London Crusaders 1994 Remains in use for its original purpose of athletics. Reopened as a rugby union stadium in February 2013, under the name Allianz Park, as home of Saracens.
St Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground 4,500 Swansea  Wales 2012 Still in use as a rugby union and cricket ground.

Future stadiums[edit]

Stadium name Capacity City Country Years Home team/s
Five Towns Stadium 13,300 Glasshoughton, Castleford  England 2019 Castleford Tigers
Newmarket Stadium 12,000 Stanley, Wakefield  England TBA Wakefield Trinity
New Swinton Stadium 6,000 Agecroft, Pendlebury  England TBA Swinton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RLFANS News". Rlfans.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-02-03.