Twickenham Stadium, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
N 51° 27.336 W 000° 20.466
30U E 684726 N 5703844
Quick Description: Twickenham Stadium is the home of England Rugby Union, and probably the most famous Rugby Union stadium in the world.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 7:46:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM3BCF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
Views: 88

Long Description:

Twickenham Stadium is the home of England Rugby Union, and probably the most famous Rugby Union stadium in the world.

The land was purchased in 1907 by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), as the purchase was instigated by one Billy Williams, and as the land was a market garden, it gained the nickname "Billy Williams' Cabbage Patch". The Cabbage Patch is now the name of a nearby pub.

The England Rugby Union team play their home matches here. In addition the stadium hosts major English domestic Rugby Union matches, and has hosted the Heineken European Cup final on a couple of occasions.

It has also hosted a Rugby League international (England vs Australia, 2000) and In 2001 and 2006 the Rugby League Challenge Cup final was held at Twickenham. Those with knowledge of the division of the game of Rugby into Rugby League and Rugby Union, dating back to 1895, will appreciate the significance of these matches being hosted at Twickenham.

It also hosts rock concerts from time to time.

The stadium has undergone major modernisation work recently, and is an 82,000 all-seater stadium

Twickenham is still sometimes referred to by the rather old-fashioned nickname of "Twickers" or, more commonly these days by England fans, as just "HQ".

For more information see Wikipedia AND the RFU site

The RFU runs guided tours of the stadium.

The co-ordinates were taken from a seat in the South Stand using a Nokia N95 GPS phone.

This waymark was made at England's opening match of the 2008 Six Nations Championship, against Wales on 2nd February. England dominated the first half and the opening exchanges of the second, but Wales defended well to restrict the defecit to 19-6. The match changed dramatically in the second half with Wales surging into the lead and then closing out a deserved 19-26 win. For a match report see The Six Nations Site

It's the home of which team(s)?: England

Which professional sports are played here?: Rugby Union

Capacity (number of seats): 82000

Opening Date: 01/01/1909

Guided Tours: yes

Venue's Website or Team's Website: [Web Link]

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