EFL Championship

The English Football League Championship (EFL Championship) is the second highest division of English football, consisting of 24 teams. The team to earn the highest points over the 46 match season is the Champion and earns promotion to the Premier League, along with the second place team and the Play-Off winner (play-off competed for by 3rd-6th place teams), with the lowest 3 clubs relegated to the English Football League One division.

The 2021 – 2022 champions were Fulham, who won promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after being relegated in 2021. AFC Bournemouth returned after a two year absence by finishing second whilst Nottingham Forest won the play-offs to earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time since 1999, defeating Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the Final. The three relegated teams were Peterborough United, Derby County and Barnsley.


2022 – 2023 EFL Championship Season

The 2021-22 EFL Championship season is due to begin on the 30th July 2022, with the final day of the season being the weekend of the 6th/7th May 2023. The EFL Championship Play-off Final is due to take place on Monday 29th May 2023 at Wembley Stadium.

The three relegated teams from the Premier League are Burnley, Watford and Norwich City. The three promoted teams from EFL League One are Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United and Sunderland.

The below 24 teams are competing in the EFL Championship in the 2022-2023 season. Click on the link next to the team (where available) for a guide to visiting the stadium and city, or view the map on the bottom of this page to see where each team is located.

Birmingham City – St Andrew’s (Capacity – 29,409)

Blackburn Rovers – Ewood Park (Capacity – 31,367)

Blackpool – Bloomfield Road (Capacity – 17,338)

Bristol City – Ashton Gate (Capacity – 27,000)

Burnley – Turf Moor (Capacity – 21,944)

Cardiff City – Cardiff City Stadium (Capacity – 33,316)

Coventry City – Ricoh Arena (Capacity – 32,609)

Huddersfield Town – Kirklees Stadium (Capacity – 24,500)

Hull City – KCOM Stadium (Capacity – 25,400)

Luton Town – Kenilworth Road (Capacity – 10,336)

Middlesbrough – Riverside Stadium (Capacity – 34,000)

Millwall – The Den (Capacity – 20,146)

Norwich City – Carrow Road (Capacity – 27,244)

Preston North End – Deepdale (Capacity – 23,408)

Queens Park Rangers – Loftus Road (Capacity – 18,439)

Reading – Madejski Stadium (Capacity – 24,161)

Rotherham United – New York Stadium (Capacity – 12,021)

Sheffield United – Bramall Lane (Capacity – 32,125)

Stoke City – bet365 Stadium (Capacity – 30,089)

Sunderland – Stadium of Light (Capacity – 48,707)

Swansea City – Liberty Stadium (Capacity – 21,088)

Watford – Vicarage Road (Capacity – 21,577)

West Bromwich Albion – The Hawthorns (Capacity – 26,850)

Wigan Athletic – DW Stadium (Capacity – 25,133)


How to buy tickets for the EFL Championship

Ticketing information for all clubs competing in the EFL Championship is available on the venue guides above or on the individual ‘clubs’ tab on the official website by clicking here.


Further Information

EFL Championship Official Website


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