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 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

No.StadiumCapacityCity/TownCountryHome team(s)/Event hosted
1Melbourne Cricket Ground100,024Melbourne AustraliaSome State of Origin matches
2Wembley Stadium90,000London EnglandChallenge Cup Final, some England national team matches
3Stadium Australia83,500Sydney AustraliaNRL Grand Final, New South Wales Blues, Canterbury Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, some Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers games
4Sports Authority Field at Mile High76,125Denver United StatesRugby League Challenge
5Old Trafford74,994Manchester EnglandSuper League Grand Final
6Millennium Stadium74,500Cardiff WalesSuper League Magic Weekend (2007–08, 2011), some Wales national team matches
7Murrayfield Stadium67,144Edinburgh ScotlandSuper League Magic Weekend (2009–10)
8London Stadium66,000London EnglandSome England national team matches
9Perth Stadium65,000Perth AustraliaSome NRL games
10Docklands Stadium56,347Melbourne AustraliaSome State of Origin matches
11Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys55,926Barcelona SpainSome Catalonia national team matches
12City of Manchester Stadium55,097Manchester EnglandSuper League Magic Weekend (2012–14)
13Anfield54,074Liverpool EnglandSome England national team matches
14Adelaide Oval53,583Adelaide AustraliaSome Sydney Roosters games
15Lang Park52,500Brisbane AustraliaBrisbane Broncos, Queensland Maroons, Australia national team
16St James' Park52,354Newcastle upon Tyne EnglandSuper League Magic Weekend (2015–present)
17Aloha Stadium50,000Halawa United StatesOhana Cup
Eden Park50,000Auckland New ZealandNRL Nines (2014–17), some New Zealand Warriors games, some New Zealand national team and New Zealand national women's team 9s matches
19Sydney Cricket Ground48,000Sydney AustraliaSome NRL games
20Sydney Football Stadium45,500Sydney AustraliaSydney Roosters, some Wests Tigers and Australia national team matches
21Elland Road37,890Leeds EnglandSome England national team matches, some Leeds Rhinos games
22Independence Park35,000Kingston JamaicaSome Jamaica national team matches
23Wellington Regional Stadium34,500Wellington New ZealandSome NRL and New Zealand national team matches
24Newcastle International Sports Centre33,000Newcastle AustraliaNewcastle Knights, some Australia national team matches
25Forsyth Barr Stadium30,748Dunedin New ZealandSome NRL and New Zealand national team matches
26Melbourne Rectangular Stadium30,050Melbourne AustraliaMelbourne Storm, some Australia national team matches
27Henson Park30,000Sydney AustraliaNewtown Jets
Mount Smart Stadium30,000Auckland New ZealandNew Zealand Warriors, New Zealand national team, Akarana Falcons, Counties Manukau Stingrays
29Odsal Stadium27,491Odsal EnglandBradford Bulls
30Robina Stadium27,400Gold Coast AustraliaGold Coast Titans
31RZD Arena27,320Moscow RussiaRC Lokomotiv Moscow
32Willows Sports Complex26,500Townsville AustraliaNorth Queensland Cowboys, some Australia national team matches
33Thomond Park26,200Limerick IrelandSome Ireland national team matches
34Rotorua International Stadium26,000Rotorua New ZealandSome New Zealand national team matches
35Waikato Stadium25,800Hamilton New ZealandSome NRL games
36KCOM Stadium25,404Kingston upon Hull EnglandHull FC, some England national team matches
37DW Stadium25,133Wigan EnglandWigan Warriors, some England national team matches
38Canberra Stadium25,011Canberra AustraliaCanberra Raiders, some Australia national team matches
39Kirklees Stadium24,121Huddersfield EnglandHuddersfield Giants, some England national team matches
40Brookvale Oval23,000Sydney AustraliaManly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Wollongong Showground23,000Wollongong AustraliaSt George Illawarra Dragons
42Penrith Stadium22,500Sydney AustraliaPenrith Panthers
43International Olympic Stadium22,400Tripoli LebanonLebanon national team
44Endeavour Field22,000Sydney AustraliaCronulla-Sutherland Sharks
45Headingley21,062[1]Leeds EnglandLeeds Rhinos
46Jubilee Oval20,505Sydney AustraliaSome St George Illawarra Dragons matches, Illawarra Cutters
Perth Oval20,500Perth AustraliaSome NRL games, West Coast Pirates
48Central Coast Stadium20,059Gosford AustraliaSome NRL games
49Campbelltown Stadium20,000Sydney AustraliaWestern Suburbs Magpies, Wests Tigers
Leichhardt Oval20,000Sydney AustraliaSome Wests Tigers games
Lidcombe Oval20,000Lidcombe AustraliaAuburn Warriors
North Sydney Oval20,000Sydney AustraliaNorth Sydney Bears
53Stade de la Méditerranée18,555Béziers FranceSome Morocco national team matches
54Barlow Park18,000Cairns AustraliaSome NRL games, Northern Pride RLFC
Rugby League Park18,000Christchurch New ZealandCanterbury Bulls
Totally Wicked Stadium18,000St. Helens EnglandSt Helens R.F.C.
Trafalgar Park18,000Nelson New ZealandSome South Island Scorpions games
58Parc des Sports17,518Avignon FranceFrance national team
59Bloomfield Road17,338Blackpool EnglandChampionship Summer Bash (2015–present)
60Bislett Stadium15,400Oslo NorwayNorway national team
61Keepmoat Stadium15,231Doncaster EnglandDoncaster R.L.F.C.
62Halliwell Jones Stadium15,200Warrington EnglandWarrington Wolves
63Apia Park15,000Apia SamoaSamoa national team
National Stadium15,000Suva FijiFiji national team
Seiffert Oval15,000Canberra AustraliaQueanbeyan Blues, Some NRL games
Sir John Guise Stadium15,000Port Moresby Papua New GuineaSome Papua New Guinea national team matches
67National Football Stadium14,800Port Moresby Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea national team, Port Moresby Vipers, Papua New Guinea Hunters
68The Shay14,061Halifax EnglandHalifax R.L.F.C.
69Gladsaxe Stadium13,507Copenhagen DenmarkDenmark national team
70Avanhard Stadium13,466Rivne UkraineUkraine national team
71Select Security Stadium13,350Widnes EnglandWidnes Vikings
72Stadium Municipal d'Albi13,058Albi FranceRacing Club Albi XIII, some France national team matches
73Stade Gilbert Brutus13,000Perpignan FranceCatalans Dragons, some France national team and Catalonia national team matches
74Marrara Oval12,500Darwin AustraliaSome NRL games
75Craven Park12,225Kingston upon Hull EnglandHull Kingston Rovers
76Stadium Mackay12,200Mackay AustraliaMackay Cutters
77Hodges Stadium12,000Jacksonville United StatesUnited States national team, Jacksonville Axemen
Leigh Sports Village12,000Leigh EnglandLeigh Centurions, some England national team matches
Salford City Stadium12,000Eccles EnglandSalford Red Devils
Sunshine Coast Stadium12,000Kawana Waters AustraliaSunshine Coast Falcons
81Wheldon Road11,775Castleford EnglandCastleford Tigers
82Racecourse Ground10,771Wrexham WalesWales national team
83Kingston Park10,200Newcastle upon Tyne EnglandNewcastle Thunder
84Carrington Park10,000Bathurst AustraliaSome NRL games
Derwent Park10,000Workington EnglandWorkington Town, some Scotland national team matches
Dolphin Oval10,000Kippa-Ring AustraliaRedcliffe Dolphins
Glen Willow Oval10,000Mudgee AustraliaSome NRL games
Spotland Stadium10,000Rochdale EnglandRochdale Hornets
Stade d'Albert Domec10,000Carcassonne FranceAS Carcassonne
Teufaiva Sport Stadium10,000Nuku'Alofa TongaTNRL Grand Final
91Nickerson Field9,871Boston United StatesBoston Thirteens
92Post Office Road9,850Featherstone EnglandFeatherstone Rovers
93Tolka Park9,680Dublin IrelandSome Ireland national team matches
94Lamport Stadium9,600Toronto CanadaCanada national team, Toronto Wolfpack
95Stadio Plebiscito9,500Padua ItalySome Italy national team matches
96Belle Vue9,333Wakefield EnglandWakefield Trinity
97Bootham Crescent8,256York EnglandYork City Knights
Queensway Stadium8,256Wrexham WalesNorth Wales Crusaders
99Brewery Field8,000Bridgend Wales
Browne Park8,000Wandal AustraliaCentral Queensland Capras
Tuks Stadium8,000Hatfield South AfricaTUKS Blues
102Cougar Park7,800Keighley EnglandKeighley Cougars
103Craven Park7,600Barrow-in-Furness EnglandBarrow Raiders, Cumbria rugby league team
104Mount Pleasant7,500Batley EnglandBatley Bulldogs
Recreation Ground7,500Whitehaven EnglandWhitehaven R.L.F.C., Cumbria rugby league team
106Carlisle Grounds7,000Bray IrelandIreland national team
Kalabond Oval7,000Kokopo Papua New GuineaRabaul Gurias, some Papua New Guinea national team matches
108Stade Sabathé6,500Montpellier FranceMontpellier Red Devils
109Campbell's Field6,425Camden United States
110Széktói Stadion6,300Kecskemét HungaryHungary national team
111Stade du Moulin6,000Lézignan-Corbières FranceLézignan Sangliers
Stade Municipal6,000Saint-Esteve FranceSaint-Esteve XIII Catalan
Spec Martin Stadium6,000DeLand United StatesCentral Florida Warriors
Tallaght Stadium6,000Tallaght IrelandSome Ireland national team matches
115North Ipswich Reserve5,500Ipswich AustraliaIpswich Jets
116Crown Flatt5,100Dewsbury EnglandDewsbury Rams
117Atlanta Silverbacks Park5,000Chamblee United StatesAtlanta Rhinos
Avarua Tereora Stadium5,000Avarua Cook IslandsCook Islands national team
BMD Kougari Oval5,000Manly West AustraliaWynnum-Manly Seagulls
Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark5,000Heidelberg GermanySome Germany national team matches
H.E. Laybutt Field5,000Blacktown AustraliaBlacktown Workers Sea Eagles
Langlands Park5,000Coorparoo AustraliaEasts Tigers
Mount Pritchard Oval5,000Mount Pritchard AustraliaMount Pritchard Mounties
Port Vila Municipal Stadium5,000Port Vila VanuatuVanuatu national team
Redfern Oval5,000Sydney AustraliaRedfern All Blacks
Ringrose Park5,000Wentworthville AustraliaWentworthville Magpies
Stade de la Roseraie5,000Carpentras FranceRC Carpentras XIII
Stade de l'Aiguille5,000Limoux FranceLimoux Grizzlies
Stade Georges Lyvet5,000Lyon FranceLyon Villeurbanne XIII
Stade Jules Ribet5,000Saint-Gaudens FranceSaint-Gaudens Bears
Stade Max Rousie5,000Villeneuve-sur-Lot FranceVilleneuve XIII RLLG
Stade Municipal de Berrechid5,000Berrechid MoroccoMorocco national team
The Gnoll5,000Neath WalesSome Wales national team matches
White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre5,000Wood Green EnglandLondon Skolars

Former or demolished stadiums

StadiumCapacityCity/TownCountryHome team/sClosed (as a RL stadium)Fate
Wembley Stadium100,000London EnglandChallenge Cup Final1999Closed in 2000, demolished in 2003. Site is now the New Wembley Stadium.
ANZ Stadium60,000Brisbane AustraliaBrisbane Broncos2003Remains in use for athletics and football. Capacity is now 48,500.
Sydney Sports Ground35,000Sydney AustraliaEastern Suburbs1986Demolished in 1987. Site is now the car park for the Sydney Football Stadium.
Belmore Sports Ground25,000Sydney AustraliaCanterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs1998Still in use, currently the training base of the Bulldogs. Also used for football. Was used for 2 NRL games by the Bulldogs in 2015.
Carrara Stadium25,000Carrara AustraliaGold Coast Titans2007Still in use for AFL.
Don Valley Stadium25,000Sheffield EnglandSheffield Eagles2013Demolished in 2013.
WACA Ground24,500Perth AustraliaWestern Reds1997Re-developed in 2002, Still in use for cricket.
Parramatta Stadium24,000Sydney AustraliaParramatta Eels2017Demolished in 2017. Site is now the new Western Sydney Stadium.
Redfern Oval23,000Sydney AustraliaSouth Sydney1987Re-developed in 2009, currently the training base of the Rabbitohs. Capacity is now 5,000.
Ninian Park21,508Cardiff WalesCardiff City2009Demolished in 2009. Now the Ninian Park housing estate.
Stade Sébastien Charléty20,000Paris FranceParis Saint-Germain1997Remains 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 Magpies1986Still in use for rugby league, rugby union, and football.
Olympic Park Stadium18,500Melbourne AustraliaMelbourne Storm2009Demolished in 2011. Now an AFL training oval.
Central Park18,000Wigan EnglandWigan Warriors1999Demolished in 1999.
Hindmarsh Stadium17,500Adelaide AustraliaAdelaide Rams19972 more NRL matches were held at the stadium in 2006 and 2009. Still in use for football.
Knowsley Road17,500St. Helens EnglandSt Helens R.F.C.2010Demolished in 2010.
Carlaw Park17,000Auckland New ZealandNew Zealand national team2002Closed in 2002, demolished in 2006. Site now contains a new student village complex for Auckland University.
Twickenham Stoop14,800London EnglandLondon Broncos2013Still in use for rugby union.
Gateshead International Stadium11,800Gateshead EnglandGateshead Thunder2014Still in use for football.
The Willows11,363Salford EnglandSalford Red Devils2011Demolished in 2012.
Belle Vue11,500Doncaster EnglandDoncaster R.L.F.C.2006Closed in 2006. Site remains vacant.
Station Roadc. 11,000Pendlebury EnglandSwinton Lions1992Demolished in 1992.
The Boulevard10,500Hull EnglandHull F.C.2000Demolished in 2010.
Thrum Hall9,832Halifax EnglandHalifax R.L.F.C.1998Demolished in 1999.
Wilderspool Stadium9,200Warrington EnglandWarrington Wolves2012Demolished in 2014.
Barnet Copthall5,000London EnglandLondon Crusaders1994Remains 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 Ground4,500Swansea Wales2012Still 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
Western Sydney Stadium 30,000 Parramatta, New South Wales  Australia 2019 Parramatta Eels
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


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