The Gallagher Premiership has long been recognised as the most watched rugby league in the world, credited for incredible excitement and amazing atmosphere at the grounds of the 12 teams that make up the English top flight. But which ground enjoys the best atmosphere?
RUCK has explored the data found from a recent survey of 10,000 supporters, where users rated the arenas they have attended from 1 to 5 stars, to rank all 12 clubs in the division.
12. AJ Bell Stadium – Sale Sharks 2*
In last position are the Sharks. Traffic chaos is the only guarantee when travelling to the AJ Bell Stadium. They’ll be hopeful of creating a much better atmosphere when they leave Salford to return to Sale in the near future.
11. Madejski Stadium – London Irish 2*
The Madejski Stadium as flashy as it is, fails to conjure up a good atmosphere according to the data found. It just feel a bit soulless, and isn’t even in London. No wonder Exiles supporters are excited for their move to Brentford for next season.
10. Allianz Park – Saracens 2.5*
he capacity is too small and three of the stands are not great. You’re never going to create a brilliant atmosphere in a former athletics stadium. However, they have great beer and sausage rolls.