Introduction With 82,000 spectators Twickenham Stadium is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world. This historic venue was a humble cabbage patch before the RFU purchased the land for just over £5,500 in 1907. The first game was played in 1909-a battle between local sides Harlequins and Richmond.
“England Twickenham crowds can and do complain. They chunter for England. The default setting of the England rugby fan is knowing condemnation fading to erudite contempt. This sagacious figure treads a line between highbrow and arched eyebrow.
In truth, fan is the wrong term for the England rugby watcher. Fan implies blind loyalty, an almost slavish support for the usually useless, but at Twickenham there is a sense of entitlement that is in keeping with rugby’s origins.”
The Times. December 3, 2012
Ground Opened: October 2 1909
Stadium Name Twickenham Stadium
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