Buffalo City Stadium
|Buffalo City Stadium|
|Full name||Buffalo City Municipality Stadium|
|Former names||Absa Stadium
Basil Kenyon Stadium
|Location||Arcadia, East London|
|Owner||Buffalo City Municipality|
|Border Bulldogs (Currie Cup)
Blackburn Rovers (NFD)
Buffalo City Stadium (also known as the BCM Stadium) is a multi-use stadium in East London, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for Rugby Union matches and is the home stadium of Border Bulldogs. The stadium holds 16,000 people.
The stadium has undergone three name changes. Originally, it was named Border Rugby Union Grounds, which was changed to the Basil Kenyon Stadium, after the Springbok player who captained the Springboks on a successful 3 month tour of England in 1951. It has also been called ABSA Stadium, for sponsorship reasons. On 26 June 2010, The BCM Stadium hosted a Test match between Italy and South Africa. South Africa won 55–11.
1995 Rugby World Cup
The stadium was one of the host venues for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. It hosted 3 first round matches in Pool B during the tournament.
|Date||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|27 May 1995||Italy||18–42||Western Samoa||Group B||11,000|
|30 May 1995||Western Samoa||32–26||Argentina||Group B||11,000|
|4 June 1995||Argentina||25–31||Italy||Group B||11,000|
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- "Sports Shorts". The Robesonian. 1978-08-11. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "Sports Catalogue May 2010. [Opens .doc file directly.]". 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
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