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Twickenham - England

Twickenham - EnglandTwickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world with a capacity of 82,000 and is the 'home' of English rugby.

The land on which the stadium stands was once a ten-acre vegetable patch for cabbage, mushrooms and fruit trees prior to the Rugby Football Union purchasing the plot in 1907.

RFU committee member Billy Williams was responsible for picking the area, which cost just over £5,500.

The first match to be played at Twickenham was just two years later in 1909 with Richmond and Harlequins, both close to the stadium, going head to head.

International rugby followed a year later with England hosting Wales and winning 11-6.

In 2006 Twickenham reached the capacity it holds today after plans to redevelop the South Stand were approved - completing the bowl shape of the stadium.

As well as hosting international fixtures Twickenham also hosts domestic games - including the Aviva Premiership.

The Rolling Stones were the first band to play there, in 2003, and they have been followed by the likes of Rihanna, U2, Lady Gaga and R.E.M.

Twickenham celebrated its centenary in 2010 - an occasion that was marked with a commemorative shirt for England's clash with Wales in the Six Nations.

It is also home of the World Rugby Union Museum, which tells the history of the game through various tours and exhibitions and was the venue of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia. Twickenham also hosted matches in the 1991 and 1999 RWC.

In October 2016 Twickenham broke new ground with their first NFL game - the Los Angeles Rams played the New York Giants with Craig David providing the pre-game show.

Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Rd
Twickenham TW2 7BA

http://www.englandrugby.com/twickenham/

Twickenham Fixtures







04/02/2017
16:50England19 - 16France
11/02/2017
16:50Wales16 - 21England
26/02/2017
15:00England36 - 15Italy
11/03/2017
16:00England61 - 21Scotland
18/03/2017
17:00Ireland13 - 9England
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