The English Football League Championship, simply referred to as the Championship, is the second-highest English Football League system, after the Premier League. The Championship was officially founded in 2004, and before that time known as the First Division and Division Two. Despite not being a top-flight division, the Championship is the seventh richest division in Europe and the wealthiest non-top flight football division in the world. In the 2018-019 season, the Championship’s overall average match attendance for each match was 20,181, making it the most-watched secondary league in the world. In short, the Championship is very popular, and definitely worth a visit. The lively English football culture is a unique experience one will never forget.
The Championship consists of 24 football clubs. Each team plays 46 matches during the season, from August to May. The number 1, 2 and the Championship play-offs winner are promoted to the Premier League.
Would you also like to visit the UK and experience a spectacular football game in the English Championship? It is very easy to book your own football trip online at Number 1 Football Travel. Should you have any further questions regarding the Championship-matches please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.
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Please note that the exact times and dates of the Championship matches are usually confirmed by the English Football Association 6-8 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.