Twickenham

  • Fanatics Take Over Retail At Twickenham

    Fanatics (International) Ltd, the subsidiary of the US sports-license retailer, have now taken over management of the England Rugby Store at Twickenham. The firm are continuing to use the existing main store fit-out but the plan is that they will refurbish it early next year, in readiness for the Six Nations. Fanatics are planning to have installed several match day units around Twickenham including a brand new store in the West Fan Village. As well as offering a click & collect and a match...

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  • Twickenham Move East Stand Debenture Holders

    The Daily Mail reports that Twickenham is under fire from disgruntled debenture holders who helped bankroll the rugby stadium. Season-ticket holders in the East Stand are upset that they are being asked to pay another £4,500 to stay in their paid-for seats halfway through a 10-year contract. The RFU want the money to help fund their £66m refurbishment, installing top-quality hospitality facilitiies. If the debenture holders don’t pay the extra levy, they will be moved to the other side of th...

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  • Twickenham Joins NFL Venue Roster

    The NFL has agreed a three-year deal with the Rugby Football Union to stage a minimum of three American football matches at Twickenham. The agreement with the home of English rugby will start in October 2016, with the first series of fixtures due to be announced later this year. Two extra games could also be staged at Twickenham over the same period. The NFL already has an extended deal in place to stage at least two games per year at Wembley until 2020. Also in London, the NFL reached an agreem...

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  • Twickenham Wins Stadium Of The Year Award

    Twickenham received two Stadium Business Awards, including the prestigious Venue of the Year, at a ceremony on the pitch at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium this week. Thrilled to collect the award, stadium director Richard Knight said: "This has truly been an exceptional period for the stadium having hosted 10 games in the ‘best Rugby World Cup ever’ and become an industry leader in fan experience and product innovation. “Twickenham’s strength is the quality of our people and...

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  • Record Crowd at Twickenham

    A world record weekend crowd of more than 103,000 attended the two days of the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium. The final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series attracted 103,027 spectators, breaking last year’s Twickenham mark of 100,094. Day one of the tournament saw a single day record attendance of 60,050 and yesterday there were 42,977 supporters in the stadium. “Setting another world record at the Marriott London Sevens is a fantastic achievement and we’d like to say a big...

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  • Twickenham East Stand To Get £53.5m Upgrade

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is set to shell out as much as £53.5 million on a redevelopment of the East Stand at Twickenham. The proposals still have to be approved by the RFU Council and go through planning and a consultation with the residents, which could take six to nine months, but work could begin next December according to The Telegraph. Plans have been drawn up by the engineering and development firm that designed Wembley Stadium, Mott MacDonald, and they would see 23,000 square metr...

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  • Extra Hectare For Twickenham East Stand

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to redevelop the East Stand at Twickenham to improve the match day experience for supporters, creating an additional 10,750 sq.m of room and helping to improve existing hospitality facilities within the stadium. The redevelopment will double the available space on the East Stand and the value of the work has previously been quoted at around £50m. The exterior of the east stand will also be modernised while existing bowl infrastructure and seating will not...

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  • Argentina To Stage Rugby Championship Game At Twickenham

    The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Argentina and Australia will play one of their 2016 Rugby Championship matches at Twickenham in a bid to cash in on the success of both countries at last year's World Cup. A proposal by Argentina to move their Rugby Championship fixture against the Wallabies on October 8 to Twickenham was agreed at a meeting in Australia last week and it is expected to be a huge money spinner for the Argentina Rugby Union (UAR). The venue change is also likely t...

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  • Disgruntled Debenture Holders Prepare To Sue RFU

    A group of 16 disgruntled debenture holders in Twickenham's East Stand are starting legal action against the RFU reports the Daily Mail this week. Their solicitor is contacting the RFU this week to put them on formal notice of a challenge to Twickenham's policy of moving debenture holders from long-standing seats to other parts of the stadium unless they promise to pay an extra £4,500 by yesterday’s deadline (Wednesday, March 8th). The RFU are spending £60million to refurbish the East Stand,...

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  • Chelsea Explore Possible Twickenham Move

    Chelsea Football Club have made an initial approach to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) about playing at Twickenham Stadium for one season whilst their Stamford Bridge ground is being redeveloped. The RFU confirmed it has been in contact with the Barclays Premier League club but said talks are at a very early stage. Twickenham is the home of English rugby union and the 82,000-capacity stadium has never before hosted a football match. Any possible move could not take place before the 2016-17 sea...

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