Cross Green

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Cross Green

Cross Green is a multi-use stadium in Otley, England. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home ground of Otley R.U.F.C..[1] It is on the eastern edge of the town, off Pool Road and is close to the new Asda supermarket. Otley RUFC has its own car park.

Cross Green is also the home of Otley Cricket Club, the ground lies to the side of the rugby field.

Otley Athletics and Otley Badminton Club are also based at Cross Green

Cross Green was the site for the famous victory of the North of England over the All Blacks in 1979 and again in 1988 when the Wallabies were the victims of a North victory.[2] The ground was used as a venue in the 1991 Rugby World Cup when it was held in England[3] hosting USA versus Italy. As the stadium has a capacity of only 5,000 people, it was the smallest venue in the 1991 cup.[4]

Cross Green is the host venue for Music Festival LS21 Live! which is a summer festival organized by GeHo Events. Sheffield band The Reverend and the Makers were the 2013 Headline Act.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV screening of Otley's historic rugby day". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 16 September 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Sporting bygones: The day when the World Cup came to Cross Green and spotlight hit Otley". The Yorkshire Post. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ Barclay, Simon (2015). Rugby World Cup 1987 - 2015. Silverthorn Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-326-46806-4.
  4. ^ "The Great Google Street View Stadium Quiz: Rugby World Cup Edition". The Telegraph. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

Coordinates: 53°54′29″N 1°41′14″W / 53.90806°N 1.68722°W / 53.90806; -1.68722