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 2019 – 2020 champions were Leeds United, winning promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004, along with West Bromwich Albion and Fulham after the league was originally suspended from March to June due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The season finished with the 3 relegated sides being Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic and Hull City.

2020 – 2021 EFL Championship Season

The 2020-21 EFL Championship season is due to begin on the 12th September 2020, with the final day of the season being the 8th/9th May 2021. The EFL Championship Play-off Final is likely to take place on the 31st May 2021 at Wembley Stadium.

The three relegated teams from the Premier League are Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford. The three promoted teams from EFL League One are Coventry City, Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers.

The below 24 teams are competing in the EFL Championship in the 2020-2021 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.

AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium (Capacity – 11,364)

Barnsley – Oakwell (Capacity – 23,287)

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

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

Brentford – Brentford Community Stadium (Capacity – 17,250)

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

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

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

Derby County – Pride Park Stadium (Capacity – 33,600)

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

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)

Nottingham Forest – City Ground (Capacity – 30,445)

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

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

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

Reading – Madejski Stadium (Capacity – 24,161)

Sheffield Wednesday – Hillsborough (Capacity – 39,752)

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

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

Watford – Vicarage Road (Capacity – 21,577)

Wycombe Wanderers – Adams Park (Capacity – 10,137)

How to buy tickets for the EFL Championship

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

Further Information

EFL Championship Official Website

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