Sixways Stadium

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Sixways Stadium
Sixways
Sixways SlickSystems East Stand.jpg
View of the Slick Systems Stand to the east of the Stadium.
Location Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE[1]
Coordinates 52°12′56″N 2°09′45″W / 52.21556°N 2.16250°W / 52.21556; -2.16250Coordinates: 52°12′56″N 2°09′45″W / 52.21556°N 2.16250°W / 52.21556; -2.16250
Built 1970's
Opened 1975
Renovated 2008[1]
Surface Grass
Capacity 12,024[1]
Tenants
Worcester Warriors

Sixways Stadium is a stadium in Worcester, England. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of Worcester Rugby Football Club. The stadium is able to hold 12,024.[1] It opened in 1975 and is located off junction 6 of the M5 motorway, which splits into six directions, hence the name sixways.

Development[edit]

An additional 321 seats were installed during the summer of 2006. On 21 September 2006, a £23 million program of investment in Sixways was approved by Wychavon District Council.

The plan includes a new North Stand to increase capacity to 13,200, an Esporta health centre with swimming pools and racquet club, a park and ride scheme and new replacement training pitches. A new entrance to the complex off Pershore Lane to ease match-day congestion.

Work started in May 2007 on the new construction, with all improvements completed by the start of the 2007/8 Guinness Premiership season. Further work was begun on the East Stand in 2008,[2] and there eventual plans to increase capacity to 20,000.[3]

Finals[edit]

The stadium hosted the 2009–10 LV Cup final on 21 March 2010 between Northampton Saints and Gloucester. Northampton won 30 - 24.[4]

Sixways hosted the 2011–12 LV Cup final on 18 March 2012 between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints. Leicester won 26 - 14.[5]

The stadium also hosted the 2012–13 LV Cup final on 17 March 2013. Harlequins defeated Sale Sharks 32 – 14 in front of 8,100 spectators[6] and gained a place in the 2013–14 Heineken Cup as a result.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About Sixways Stadium". Worcester Warriors. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Project Sixways - East Stand work underway". Worcester Warriors. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Warriors chief outlines latest Sixways plans". Worcester Warriors. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Northampton 30-24 Gloucester". BBC. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 32 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Leicester Tigers 26 - 14 Northampton Saints". premiershiprugby.com. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 32 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Harlequins 32 - 14 Sale Sharks". premiershiprugby.com. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 32 July 2013. 

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