View of the Slick Systems Stand to the east of the Stadium.
|Location||Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE|
|Surface||Limonta Max S Turf|
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 with parking for 1,000 cars, Sixways has 60 modern meeting and event rooms . It opened in 1975 and is located off junction 6 of the M5 motorway, which splits into six directions, hence the name Sixways.
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 2007–08 Guinness Premiership season. Further work was begun on the East Stand in 2008, and there eventual plans to increase capacity to 20,000.
On 7 April 2016 it was announced that Sixways' pitch would be converted to the latest technology artificial grass ahead of the 2016–17 season. Sixways will become the third premiership venue with an artificial pitch after Allianz Park and Kingston Park but the first to feature organic infill rather than rubber crumb.
The main focal point of Sixways Stadium is the magnificent Slick Systems Stand which was completed in 2008 and has become one of the iconic images of Worcester on arrival in the city from the M5.
The multimillion-pound development on the east side of the stadium complex boasts superb facilties with The PitchView Restaurant, The Business Club, The Duckworth Suite, The Worcester Suite, The Hindlip Suite and many boxes which are utlilised every day of the year. Below the stand is the Slick Systems Supporters bar area for fans to enjoy on matchdays and many food outlets and programme booths.
The entrance to the Slick Systems Stand is through the main glass fronted club reception which is also home to the Sixways Store and Warriors Box Office which are open throughout the week.
The popular West Stand at Sixways Stadium has become a key gathering point for fans on matchdays as the most established stand at the home of the Warriors. The West Stand houses the Clubhouse Bar which offers a wide selection of draught and bottled beer. There is also a separate food counter serving hot snacks and in front of the bar is a large standing area to take in all the action.
The Sixways Premier Suites Upper and Lower are located to the south end of the stand and offer a large bar area and dance floor with a live band after every game. A lively and friendly sociable atmosphere is guaranteed to greet both home and away supporters after the action!
Above the Clubhouse Bar on the second floor is the International Bar which is full of rugby memorabilia past and present - and offers a fantastic view of all the action! Opposite is the Hallmark Bar which hosts an exclusive bar and dining area open to West Stand Debenture holders.
The West Stand is also home to the indoor training centre, changing rooms and rugby department offices which become the main training area for the Warriors during the week.
Standing proud behind the posts at Sixways Stadium, the South Stand is a busy and lively place to watch the action unfold on a big Warriors match day. The stand hosts 30 hospitality boxes for supporters to take in all the action over two floors with spacious bar areas to the rear.
The South Stand Terrace, in the middle of the stand, is a busy bar area where supporters can meet and enjoy food and drink before, during and after the kick-off at Warriors.
The all-seater North Stand gives supporters the chance to get close up to the action with easy access to bars to the left and right of the stand on match days. Popular with groups, the stand also hosts many of our Family Season Tickets. One of the most easily accessible areas of the stadium and with reasonably priced tickets, this stand often attracts many newcomers to the game eager to enjoy a Warriors fixture. Plans have been approved to increase the North Stand at Sixways Stadium to make it the same size as the Slick Systems Stand in years to come and complete an impressive looking front to the complex on arrival.
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