EFL Championship (English Football League Championship) is the second level of professional football in England. It is the highest division of the English Football League and sits just below the Premier League. The Championship is often described as the toughest of the UK based leagues. There are 24 clubs fighting for the right to belong in the second tier of English football. Teams that excel in this league have the Premiership in their site. Promotion usually involves a vast financial boost and a shout at Champions League football.

Participating teams

Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Brentford FC, Bristol City, Derby County FC, Hull City, Ipswich Town FC, Leeds United, Middlesbrough FC, Millwall FC, Norwich City FC, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End FC, Queens Park Rangers, Reading FC, Rotherham United FC, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City, Swansea City AFC, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic FC

Related stadiums

AESSEAL New York Stadium - Rotherham United FC, Ashton Gate - Bristol City, Bramall Lane - Sheffield United, Britannia Stadium - Stoke City, Carrow Road - Norwich City FC, City Ground - Nottingham Forest, DW Stadium - Wigan Athletic FC, Deepdale Stadium - Preston North End FC, Elland Road - Leeds United, Ewood Park - Blackburn Rovers FC, Griffin Park - Brentford FC, Hillsborough - Sheffield Wednesday, KC Stadium - Hull City, Liberty Stadium - Swansea City AFC, Loftus Road - Queens Park Rangers, Madejski Stadium - Reading FC, Portman Road - Ipswich Town FC, Pride Park Stadium - Derby County FC, Riverside Stadium - Middlesbrough FC, St Andrew's - Birmingham City, The Den - Millwall FC, The Hawthorns - West Bromwich Albion, The Macron Stadium - Bolton Wanderers FC, Villa Park - Aston Villa