Kingsholm Stadium welcomes the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 this September. Rugby has been played here since 1900, when Billy Bancroft led Wales to a 13-3 victory over England, cementing itself as one of the most historical grounds of all time. Kingsholm Stadium has also been host to several other memorable games such as New Zealand back in 1991, scoring eight tries against the USA thanks to a hat-trick from Terry Wright, and again in 2000 against Lebanon.
The main grandstand has been developed in the last few years and now has the capacity for 16,500 spectators; it is also home to the Aviva Premiership side. Fixtures set for this year’s Rugby World Cup are: 19th September, Tonga vs Georgia; 23rd September, Scotland vs Japan; 25th September, Argentina vs Georgia; 11th October; USA vs Japan
Nearby, Villa Park, whose history goes back to 1924 when North Midlands select side were defeated by New Zealand 40-3, is also host to two of the main Rugby World Cup fixtures: 26th September, South Africa vs Samoa; and 27th September, Australia vs Uruguay.
What better reason to visit the city of Gloucester which has so much to offer. From the medieval streets and courtyards in the Westgate Quarter, to the picturesque cathedral and neighbouring spa town of Cheltenham, make the most of your visit and book yourself in at the Abbey Hotel. We have many seasonal offers available and are conveniently placed close to both Kingsholm Stadium and Villa Park. Book now to avoid disappointment; call us on 01684 879193, email us at [email protected] or book online.
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