Trailfinders Sports Ground

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Trailfinders Sports Ground
Trailfinders Sports Ground.jpg
LocationCastle Bar,
Vallis Way,
West Ealing,
London W13 0DD
Coordinates51°31′30″N 0°19′49″W / 51.52500°N 0.33028°W / 51.52500; -0.33028Coordinates: 51°31′30″N 0°19′49″W / 51.52500°N 0.33028°W / 51.52500; -0.33028
OwnerEaling Trailfinders Rugby Club
OperatorEaling Trailfinders Rugby Club
Capacity4,000 (2,200 seats)
Field size115 x 76 yards
SurfaceRhino-Turf VT60
Construction
Built1999
Opened1999
Tenants
Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club (1999-present)
London Broncos (2016-present)

Trailfinders Sports Ground is a rugby ground in the West Ealing area of London, England. It is the home ground of Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club and London Broncos rugby league club.[1][2]

Records[edit]

On 20 August 2016, London Broncos hosted 10 times Super League champions Leeds attracting a record rugby league crowd at the ground of 1,845.[3] It was also the first ever televised sports match at the ground with Sky Sports at the game.

On 9 June 2019, London Broncos broke their rugby league record at the ground when a crowd of 2,801 watched Broncos defeat St Helens 23-22 Golden Point extra time in the Super League.

On 4 May 2019 , Ealing Trailfinders set the record attendance for a rugby union match at TFSG hosting and overcoming London Irish in the RFU Championship Cup final attracting 3,627 which is currently the record rugby union and overall attendance at the ground.[4]

New stand
New stand
Coaching boxes and TV gantry
Coaching boxes and TV gantry

Layout[edit]

The Ealing Trailfinders built a main grandstand, which includes a clubhouse and tiered seating, plus changing rooms for the players, and general admission areas in front of the stand. This stand houses the Trailfinders headquarters. There is another smaller stand located at one end of the ground, which offers covered seating.

A new grandstand was recently constructed at the opposite end, and it has a capacity of 1000. This is being built due to London Broncos being promoted into Super League. The other side of the ground has a scoreboard and bench seating, and is open, giving access to another field behind.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directions". www.ealingrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  2. ^ "London Broncos to make move to Ealing in 2016". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.londonbroncosrl.com/news/valiant-broncos-go-down-28-42-against-leeds-rhinos/
  4. ^ Shapely, Olli [@ealingtfrugby] (5 May 2019). ""Thanks to the record crowd of 3627"" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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