League Two Grounds

The English Football League Two is the fourth-highest division in English football behind the Premier League, Championship, and League One. It is often referred to as the ‘Sky Bet League Two’ and more commonly ‘League Two’ for short.

League Two holds 24 clubs a season, three of which are promoted and two teams at the bottom are relegated to the Conference. League two is actually in the third division of the football league which can be confusing.

League Two Stadiums

League Two is a strange league to be a part of since they are not high enough in the league to have a big stadium upgrade but are not low enough in the league to have a small capacity stadium, however that doesn’t mean that they lack character in any way.

There are a lot of historic and interesting stadiums to be found in some of the bottom league teams such as League Two, the largest stadium being home to the Bradford City with a max capacity of over  25,000 fans!.

The lower tier leagues don’t actually have to follow the Football Association rules when it comes to having an all-seated stadium which means that most of them will have a terrace area for anyone wanting to stand.

Expecting a League two team to be up to the same standard as the Premier League or Championship stadiums is an unrealistic standard to have since they do not have the same budget. This shouldn’t stop you from seeing a league two team in action since it’s all about the atmosphere.

Stadium Stats

Stadium Year Opened Capacity Ave Attendance Record Attendance Record Attendance Match
Banks’s Stadium
Walsall
1990 11,300 4,664 11,049 Walsall v Rotherham 2004
Boundary Park
Oldham Athletic
1896 13,513 3,466 47,671 Oldham v Sheffield Wed (1930)
Brisbane Road
Leyton Orient
1937 9,271 5,504 34,345 Leyton Orient v West Ham (1964)
Broadfield Stadium
Crawley Town
1997 6,134 2,232 5,880 Crawley Town v Reading 2013
Broadhall Way
Stevenage
1961 7,800 2,914 8,040 Stevenage v Newcastle 1998
Brunton Park
Carlisle United
1909 17,949 4,140 27,500 Carlisle v Birmingham (1957)
Community Stadium
Colchester United
2008 10,105 3,634 10,064 Colchester Utd v Norwich (2010)
EnviroVent Stadium (Wetherby Road)
Harrogate Town
1920 5,000 1,301 3,048 Harrogate Town v Portsmouth (11/10/2019)
Field Mill One Call Stadium
Mansfield Town
1861 9,186 4,419 24,467 Mansfield v Notts Forest (1953)
Gander Green Lane
Sutton United
1912 5,032 855 14,000 Sutton United v Leeds United (1969)
Glanford Park
Scunthorpe United
1988 9,088 3,538 9,077 Scunthorpe v Man Utd (2010)
Holker Street
Barrow A.F.C
1909 5,400 2,010 16,874 Barrow v Swansea Town (1954)
Memorial Stadium
Bristol Rovers
1921 12,300 8,320 12,011 Bristol Rovers v West Brom (2008)
Peninsula Stadium (Moor Lane)
Salford City FC
1978 5,108 2,997 4,518 Salford City v Leeds Utd EFL Cup First Round (2019)
Prenton Park
Tranmere Rovers
1912 16,587 6,990 24,424 Tranmere v Stoke City (1972)
Rodney Parade
Newport County AFC
1877 7,850 3,867 6,615 Newport v Havant & Waterlooville (2010)
Sixfields Stadium
Northampton Town
1994 7,798 5,676 7,664 Northampton v Luton (2016)
Spotland Stadium
Rochdale
1920 10,000 3,632 24,231 Rochdale v Notts County (1949)
St James Park
Exeter City
1904 8,696 4,847 20,984 Exeter v Sunderland (1931)
The County Ground
Swindon Town
1896 15,728 6,553 32,000 Swindon Town v Arsenal (1972)
The New Lawn Stadium
Forest Green Rovers
2006 5,147 2,541 4,836 Forest Green Rovers v Derby County (2009)
Vale Park
Port Vale
1950 20,552 4,862 49,768 Port Vale v Aston Villa (1960)
Valley Parade
Bradford City
1886 25,136 18,167 39,146 Bradford City v Burney (1911)
Victoria Park
Hartlepool United
1886 7,864 3,125 17,264 Hartlepool v Man United (1957)

About The League

Just like the other divisions, League Two is made up of 24  teams. In League Two if the teams win a match they are awarded three points and at the end of the season, the team with the most points will gain an automatic promotion to league one.

Relegation is still possible with League Two teams, the two teams that are at the bottom of the league will be moved into the National League and their replacement being the team that won the National League and the runner up.

The teams that finish between fourth and seventh enter a playoff system and the winner is also promoted, the four teams that finish the closest to the bottom of the league table will replace them and the cycle goes on.

Team Stats

Team Year Founded Nickname Team Owner
Barrow AFC 1903 The Bluebirds Paul Hornby
Bradford City 1903 The Bantams, The Paraders, The Citizens Stefan Rupp
Bristol Rovers 1883 The Pirates, The Gas The Jordanian Al Qadi Family
Carlisle United 1904 Cumbrians, The Blues Andrew Jenkins, Steven Pattison and John Nixon
Colchester United 1937 The U’s Robbie Cowling
Crawley Town 1896 The Reds, Red Devils Ziya Eren
Exeter City 1901 The Grecians Exeter City Supporters’ Trust
Forest Green Rovers 1889 Rovers, The Green, FGR, The Little Club On The Hill, Green Army Dale Vince
Harrogate Town 1914 Town, The Sulphurites Irving Weaver
Hartlepool United 1908 Pools, Monkey Hangers Raj Singh
Leyton Orient 1881 The O’s, Orient Nigel Travis
Mansfield Town 1897 The Stags, Yellows Carolyn & John Radford
Newport County 1912 The Exiles, The Ironsides, The Port, The County Newport County AFC Supporters Trust
Northampton Town 1897 The Cobblers Kelvin Thomas
Oldham Athletic 1895 The Latics Abdallah Lemsagam
Port Vale 1876 The Valiants, The Vale, The Valeites Synsol Holdings Limited
Rochdale 1907 The Dale A.S.A Kilpatrick
Salford City FC 1940 The Ammies Class Of ’92 Ltd
Scunthorpe United 1899 The Iron Peter Swann
Stevenage 1976 The Boro Phillip Wallace
Sutton United 1898 The Us, The Amber and Chocolates, The Yellows Nawaf Al Shammari, Tim Allison and Gary Otto
Swindon Town 1879 The Robins Clem Morfuni
Tranmere Rovers 1884 Super White Army, Rovers Mark & Nicola Palios
Walsall 1888 The Saddlers Leigh Pomlett

League Two History

Between 1921-and 1958 two separate leagues played matches which eventually formed one division, they were originally called the Football League Third Division South and the Football league third division north.

In 1992 to avoid confusing fans The second division was renamed The Championship, the Third Divison became League One and the Fourth Divison became League Two.

In 1958 the geographical separation was no more and that’s how the Third and Fourth divisions were formed. In 2004 when the re-branding of the lower divisions became necessary, that was when league two was formed and at the time it was known as Sky Bet League Two due to sponsorship reasons.

Ticket Prices

Stadium Season Ticket Price (Adult) Season Ticket Price (Conc) Season Ticket Price (Junior) Match Ticket Price (Adult) Match Ticket Price (Conc)
Barrow AFC £315 – £370 £255 – £295 £90 – £105 £16 – £19 £13 – £15
Bradford City £198 – £198 £174 – £174 £30 – £126 £20 – £20 £18 – £18
Bristol Rovers £315 – £470 £170 – £390 £28 – £325 £12 – £28 £16 – £24
Carlisle United £337 – £400 £274 – £337 £10 – £99 £16 – £19 £13 – £16
Colchester United £316 – £453 £228 – £361 £124.5 – £229.5 £21 – £29 £16 – £23
Crawley Town £330 – £440 £260 – £365 £85 – £110 £16 – £22 £12 – £18
Exeter City £354 – £460 £299 – £407 £49 – £199 £19 – £25 £16 – £22
Forest Green Rovers £306 – £391 £238 – £306 £10 – £104 £18 – £25 £14 – £20
Harrogate Town £269 – £294 £189 – £214 £50 – £75 £16 – £17 £12 – £13
Hartlepool United £325 – £365 £250 – £285 £50 – £95 £20 – £20 £14 – £14
Leyton Orient £189 – £330 £135 – £209 £49 – £99 £18 – £20 £16 – £18
Mansfield Town £375 – £375 £295 – £295 £50 – £100 £23 – £24 £20 – £21
Newport County £263 – £315 £263 – £263 £26 – £53 £17 – £21 £13 – £15
Northampton Town £370 – £430 £270 – £320 £70 – £130 £22 – £24 £18 – £20
Oldham Athletic £230 – £230 £140 – £140 £40 – £40 £18 – £22 £8 – £10
Port Vale £295 – £310 £240 – £255 £135 – £145 £20 – £21 £15 – £16
Rochdale £175 – £310 £150 – £260 £25 – £85 £18 – £22 £10 – £14
Salford City FC £250 – £250 £150 – £150 £80 – £80 £15 – £15 £10 – £10
Scunthorpe United £350 – £435 £230 – £280 £80 – £80 £18 – £26 £13 – £18
Stevenage £300 – £400 £260 – £360 £75 – £200 £18 – £22 £15 – £20
Sutton United £329 – £329 £249 – £249 £69 – £69 £20 – £25 £13 – £19
Swindon Town £330 – £350 £250 – £270 £90 – £90 £19 – £23 £15 – £17
Tranmere Rovers £380 – £480 £280 – £340 £102 – £119 £19 – £22 £14 – £17
Walsall £250 – £350 £180 – £260 £69 – £175 £18 – £23 £15 – £17

 

As the Founder of Away Grounds, I love travelling to watch football matches throughout the UK. I play soccer for Leigh Genesis FC and support Man Utd. I set up Away Grounds with the desire to share my passion for football with other like-minded footy fans. When travelling to away fixtures there was not enough information on a football away days guide so we have set up to bridge this gap. I apologise when I use the term "Soccer" but we have some US followers also lol