August 26, 2022

2022-23 EFL Championship [2nd division] – Location-map, with 2021-22 attendance chart./+ The 3 clubs promoted to the Championship in 2022…Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Sunderland AFC.

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2022-23 EFL Championship [2nd division] – Location-map, with 2021-22 attendance chart

By Bill Turianski on the 26th of August 2022;
-2022-23 EFL Championship (
-Table, fixtures, results, stats, attendances, etc…Summary – EFL Championship [2022-23] (
-Championship 2022-23 preview: the contenders, hopefuls and strugglers (by Ben Fisher on 26 July 2022 at

Quick clicks to the 3 promoted teams illustrations…
-Wigan Athletic – promoted in 2022.
-Rotherham United – promoted in 2022.
-Sunderland – promoted in 2022.

2022-23 EFL Championship [2nd division] – Location-map, with 2021-22 attendance.
The map here is a new template, one which I will have for the top 4 divisions in England this year. The map is a basic location-map, with inset maps of both Greater London and the West Midlands (including Birmingham). I was considering also employing an inset-map for the four nearby clubs from Lancashire (Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley), but I was able to fit them in the main map. Also shown are small labels which point out the three promoted clubs (Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Sunderland). And there is an attendance chart.

The attendance chart shows 4 things for each of the 24 current Championship clubs…A) 2021-22 finish (with relegations and promotions noted). B) 2021-22 average attendance [from home league matches]. C) Stadium capacity [2021-22]. D) Percent-capacity [2021-22]. Twelve current 2nd tier clubs filled their stadiums last season to 70%-capacity or higher: just-relegated Norwich City (99%-capacity), Luton Town (95%), just-relegated Watford (93%), just-relegated Burnley (87%), Blackpool (83%), Swansea City (82%), West Bromwich (80%), Queens Park Rangers (78%), just-promoted Rotherham (78%), Huddersfield Town (72%), Bristol City (71%), Stoke City (70%).

Below are illustrations for the 3 clubs which won promotion to the 3rd tier last season (Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Sunderland).

Wigan Athletic: promoted back to the 2nd division after 2 years.
-Sat 30 April 2022 League One: Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Wigan Athletic (
Photo and Image credits above – Coat of arms of Wigan, from 2021-22 WAFC jersey, from Quotation about Wigan Pier, from[Wigan Pier]. Wigan Pier, photo by Jeffrey Patrick Webb at 2012-13 Wigan away jersey badge, photo from DW Stadium aerial drone image, from video uploaded by Neil Timothy at -Leam Richardson, photo from -Will Keane, photo from -Jack Whatmough, photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images via -James MCClean, photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images via Goal tally from 2021-22 Wigan Athletic away (red) jersey badge, photo from -Will Keane applauds traveling fans after scoring from the penalty spot, screenshot from video uploaded by Wigan Athletic at -Wigan players celebrate after the final whistle, screenshot from video uploaded by

Rotherham United – promoted straight back to the 2nd division after 1 year (for the third time in a row).
-Gillingham 0-2 Rotherham United [Sat 30 April 2022] (
Photo and Image credits above – Coat of arms of Rotherham, from 2021-22 RUFC jersey, from Photo of Rotherham, by Getty Images/Anna Gowthorpe at New York Stadium in Rotherham, photo from -Paul Warne (Rotherham United manager), photo from -Michael Ihiekwe, photo from -Daniel Barlaser, photo by -Michael Smith, photo unattributed at -Rotherham fans hold Daniel Barlaser aloft, photo by Daniel Bearham/Colorsport via

Sunderland AFC – promoted back to the 2nd division after 4 years.
-Sunderland soar back to Championship with playoff final win over Wycombe (by Ben Fisher on 21 May 2022 at
-How Alex Neil has got Sunderland back on the up: ‘We’re having a real go, just differently’ (by Michael Walker on 29 July 2022 at
Photo and Image credits above – File:Arms of the Sunderland City Council.svg (by IndysNotHere at 2021-22 Sunderland jersey, photo unattributed at Sunderland 2021-22 jersey badge, photo from SAFC badges, from Wearmouth Bridge, with Stadium of Light in the background, photo unattributed at Aerial shot of the Stadium of Light, from -Alex Neil, photo from[@SunderlandAFC] via -12′, Elliot Embleton scores off a partial deflection, photo by Getty Images via -79′ Ross Stewart scores from the top of the box stroking a low shot into the left corner, photo by Getty Images via -Sunderland fans at Wembley (over 46,000), photo by Sunderland AFC via Getty Images via

Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg (
-Blank relief map of West Midlands, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg (
-Historical attendance figures,
-2021-22 attendance figures from
-Seasons in Football League by Club: Club League Divisional History Summary 1888-89 to 2020-21 (; (Football Club History Database);
England – First Level All-Time Tables 1888/89-2018/19 (
-Distances: (
-PFA League One Team of the Year [2022] (
-Football Manager EFL Team of the Season [2022] (

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