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. It opened in 1975 and is located off junction 6 of the M5 motorway, which splits into six directions, hence the name sixways.
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 2007–08 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.
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