31 January 2006
The Rugby Football Union is delighted to announce that the new lower tier of the Twickenham Stadium South Stand will be open on Saturday February 4th for the RBS 6 Nations England v Wales match.
The Union has been working closely with the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and, subject to a number of minor works being completed by the building contractors, Mowlem, the safety certificate will be issued enabling just over 7,500 England fans to enjoy the Test match.
Said RFU Commercial Director Paul Vaughan, "We look forward to seeing the first rugby supporters in this new and exciting development, with England fans allocated tickets, Wales having already had their full amount. As a number of arrangements for the new South Stand are temporary (items like the catering units, toilets and concourse) we are asking the rugby club members and England Rugby Supporters Club members who will be seated in the stand to arrive at least 45 minutes before kick off."
You can follow the building of the South Stand at Twickenham online, here on RFU.com