The Best Rugby Stadiums In The World
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Rugby is one of the most gruelling sports in the world and its early forms have been known to date back to the ancient times of the Roman Empire!
The popularity of Rugby has constantly been on the rise and the participation of the masses is evident in the jam-packed stadiums all over the world. This can be attributed to the “global” aspect of the game and the proliferation of rugby union betting offers and other gambling opportunities for the ardent fans. Rugby betting, in particular, has only ballooned in recent years as online betting has become not just a viable option but far preferable to brick and mortar bookies. The fact that you can get some free plays to get started on the best of these sites is only further incentive to try your hand at betting on the hottest games around. If you too follow rugby, here is a list of the top rugby stadiums in the world, which you must definitely visit once in your lifetime.
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
The Eden Park stadium is the largest rugby stadium in New Zealand with a seating capacity of 50,000 people. It is mostly utilized for rugby union games but sometimes is also used for international cricket matches. Two Rugby World Cup finals – 1987 and 2011 were held in this particular field.
Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia
Also known as the Suncorp Stadium or Brisbane Stadium, Lang Park is a multi-facility stadium in the Milton suburb of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. The stadium has a rectangular game field of 136 mts x 82 mtr and has stating capacity of about 52,000 persons.
Games including rugby and soccer are professionally organized here; in fact, it was the first stadium to start as a rugby league venue in the country. It is known for its European architecture and often called the triple-tiered monster.
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa
Newlands Stadium, also called the DHL Newlands is the largest and the oldest rugby stadium in South Africa. It can accommodate about 51,900 persons and is also the second-oldest stadium for rugby in the world. Two rugby teams – the Stormers and the Western Province use it as their home base.
José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Popularly referred to as “The Fort” or the “Velez Sarsfield”, the José Amalfitani Stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000. Its construction started in 1941 and wood was used prominently for its structure.
The famous 1978 FIFA World Cup, where the hosts Argentina won the cup defeating Netherlands had this stadium as one of its venues. Currently, the national rugby union team of Argentina and the Jaguares are using it as their home base.
Twickenham, London, England
With a capacity of 82,000 persons, the Twickenham Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the world. Built in 1907, in sporting events, the stadium is exclusively used for rugby, but has also been a venue for musical events of The Rolling Stones, Eagles, U2 and several other big names.
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Another field to be counted among the biggest rugby stadiums in the world, the Millennium or the Principality Stadium can accommodate more than 74,000 persons. It is used for various sporting events such as Rugby Union, Association Football, Boxing, Motorsports, and for other purposes like films, concerts, conferences, etc. Currently it is being used by the national Rugby Union team of Wales as their home ground.
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Aviva Stadium is well known for its architecture and has won several awards for the same. It is also referred to as the Lansdowne Road and has a seating capacity of more than 51,000 people. After rebuilding it, the iconic stadium was reopened in 2010 and has been used for Rugby Union games, Association Football, American Football and for musical concerts.