Twickenham Stadium Fact File & Infographic

The 2017 Six Nations began with a bang for England and they return to Twickenham Stadium for the massive game v Scotland in just a couple weeks.

England have carried on their magnificent run of form from the Autumn Internationals, and so we have delved a little deeper into the history of the home of English rugby while the topic is still hot in the minds of the public. Below is an infographic highlighting the main points.

Facts you might not have known about Twickenham Stadium:

• It is the second largest stadium in the UK
• Before the ground was purchased for £5,500 in 1907 it was used to grow cabbages
• The first game ever played was Harlequins v Richmond and was played on 2nd October 1909
• The first international game England v Wales was played 15th January 1910
• It now holds 82,000 people
• In the 20s the ground was used for cattle, horse, and sheep grazing during World War 1
• England won Grand Slams in the 5 Nations in 1921, 1923, 1924 & 1928
• England v Wales was first broadcast live on the radio in 1927 for the first time!
• The first ever Rugby Match to be shown on television was the 19th March 1938
• England have now been hosts of two World Cups, 1991 and 2015
• Twickenham is the first stadium in Europe to have unlimited WiFi
• In all of the stadium’s history, 23rd October 2016 was the first time another sporting event has been played, which was the NFL
• The RFU are now investing a £54 million into the Stadium and its corporate hospitality facilities!

Now you can look like an expert next time you’re at Twickers for for the Rugby!

 

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Written by Lizzie Read