Sixways Stadium

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Not to be confused with Sixfields Stadium.
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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