Talk:Twickenham Stadium

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Proposal to add more photos[edit]

I had the chance to take many photographs of the stadium in the Autumn of 2003. I am prepared to release them into the public domain so that they may be used for this article.

Here is an example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Twickenham_Stadium%2C_view_from_North_Stand.jpg . Feel free to add that to the article if you want. If anyone is interested I can dig up the rest of my photos and provide a preview before we decide whether to use them or not. --JackInTheBox 08:41, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

Does anyone have a decent picture of the stadium as it is today because the current one is quite old.

There needs to be a picture showing the redeveloped Twickenham, the old picture that is on the main page does not give an indication of how the stadium looks today. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.104.49.185 (talk) 14:54, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I have just completely re-designed the info box as I felt it really did need improving seeing the article is trying to impart knowledge on the second biggest stadia now in England. The picture that is now in the info-box was taken by me yesterday and I hope it improves the article. I still have many more pictures of the stands from the 2008 Premiership Final and if anyone thinks they should be used in the article let me know and I will do so. Cheers. Jazza5 (talk) 09:12, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Controlled explosion[edit]

Today sunday at 1pm they conducted a controlled explosion to take out the south stand... we were not aware of it and it created a lot of panic in our neighbourhood because we thought it was a terrorist attack... sheesh. Quite a sight to see that big structure falling off Adidas 12:34, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Swing Low/1991 World Cup[edit]

There is a huge chunk of this page dedicated to just 2 matches of the hundreds played at Twickenham. We should get rid of the sectionon on the 1988 Chris Oti game, this relates to the England Rugby Team, not the stadium. (Certainly merits a mention elsewhere, I was at the game, it was fantastic to watch, but not here).

The section on the Rugby World Cup final of 1991 should also be removed, we only need a mention of the fact it was played there and a link to the 1991 World Cup article, where any details of the match should be (also I don't think arguing the merits of a refereeing decision on a potential penalty try can ever be completely neutral point of view, and though the details of the facts of the situation given here are accurate, there is a lot of associated opinions there also).

In summary, get rid of both these paragraphs. Replace with a mention of the world cup final, linked accordingly, and the Swing Low section be added to the England Rugby Union Team article (if not there already, I think it is).

Thoughts, anyone, before I make the edit? Sanctuary73 14:57, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

capacity is 82,400 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.132.239.81 (talk) 21:12, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Tend to agree the history section is a bit random. Maybe there should be a section on England games or events, or it being a 'spiritual home' and why, but these two excerpts seem randomly selected. The history of the stadium should really be written with reference to developments at the stadium. Basically it would need someone to look at the section as a whole and rewrite it with some direction. Stevebritgimp (talk) 01:40, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Field dimensions[edit]

Are the field dimensions correct? They are listed as 105m x 68m, but these are the FIFA approved football dimensions. As far as I know rugby fields are normally 100m by 70m excluding the 'in goal areas'. Crazydude22 (talk) 18:37, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Who was the old boy?[edit]

Who was the old boy who attended all the games in black trousers a red coat, black top hat, he wore a union jack waist coat?

He was there in the 1960's and 1970's, and probably beyond. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.169.55.66 (talk) 14:47, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

That would have been Ken Bailey, who covered up Erica Roe when she streaked at Twickenham in 1982 with his Union Jack flag. Britmax (talk) 17:43, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Lady Gaga Audience[edit]

This part:

<<She will perform to an expected audience of 110,000 people for both nights (55,000 each night) as part of her Born This Way Ball Tour.>>

It's fake. The billboard Boxscore showed that the total audience for the two shows in London was of 101.205 people. No 110. Here link -> http://www.freezepage.com/1349664517RQGEWNFYWB

--Memarna (talk) 20:03, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

transport connections[edit]

I think it rather poor that there is no mention of transport connections. 151.224.231.6 (talk) 07:17, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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