Wed 9 Sep 2015 | 08:28

Stadium Guide: Kingsholm Stadium

Stadium Guide: Kingsholm Stadium
Wed 9 Sep 2015 | 08:28
Stadium Guide: Kingsholm Stadium
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(Capacity: 16,500)

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The stadium hosted its first test match in 1900, when Wales won England 13-3. The next international was 91 years later when world champions New Zealand demolished the USA 46-6 in the 1991 World Cup. The All Blacks ran in eight tries- with Terry Wright scoring three of them.

In 2000, New Zealand and Lebanon played in a Rugby League World Cup. 

The Gloucester fans are regarded as the nosiest crowd in the league- with the boisterous inhabitants of the Shed Stand. The main grandstand was made bigger in 2007, which increased the capacity to 16,50.

Kingsholm hosts concerts on regular bases – with the likes of Tom Jones, Mc Fly, Ronan Keating and the wanted all making their presence on stage.

This ground will host three 2015 Rugby World Cup Matches.

 Sat Sep 19 Tonga v Georgia (Pool C)

 Wed Sep 23 Scotland v Japan (Pool B)

 Fri Sep 25 Argentina v Georgia (Pool C)

 Sun Oct 11 USA v Japan (Pool B)

Location: Gloucester, England

Surface:  Grass

Built: 1891

Opened: 1891

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