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What's in store at Twickenham's West Fan Village

15 November 2013

  • Arrive at 11am to make the most of the West Fan Village
  • Lewis Moody to join in the fun with England supporters
Twickenham's match-day atmosphere

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If you are heading to Twickenham for Saturday's QBE International between England and New Zealand, make sure to check out all of the treats in store at the stadium's West Fan Village.

From 11am until three hours after the final whistle, fans will able to join in with variety of activities, including:

QBE Brass Band performing on the QBE Band Stand

To kick things off as soon as you get off the train, you will be greeted by the QBE Brass Band at Twickenham Station. With a mixture of classic and contemporary songs, it will be a great way to warm up the vocal chords before you get to the stadium and the fantastic atmosphere that awaits in the west car park. And this season sees the exciting new addition of the QBE bandstand in the west car park, where the band will be playing to welcome the teams on arrival.

The O2 Blueroom

If you’re an O2 customer, make sure you visit the O2 Blueroom for some VIP treatment for you and a friend. The first 500 fans can indulge in a free pie and pint, or get one of the 1000 vouchers available for a free pie, pint or programme from the concessions stands in the West Car Park. Soak up the pre-match atmosphere and watch some great rugby action on giant screens.

Post-match, O2 customers are invited back to the Blueroom to rub shoulders with England legends and take part in a Q&A with England players fresh off the pitch. To get into the O2 Blueroom in Twickenham’s West Fan Village, text RUGBY to 2020 or ask an O2 Angel on match day.

The new Guinness Surge Bar featuring Lewis Moody as the landlord

If you’ve worked up a thirst on the way to the stadium, head over to the new Guinness Surge Bar. With a brand new space, fans can indulge in a pint of the black stuff and get fully into the spirit of things. Former England captain Lewis Moody will be pulling pints from 1.30pm.  

The BMW Lounge

BMW is the official vehicle of England Rugby and you can be entertained by the BMW big screen in the west car park. BMW will be showing a range of highlights, including exclusive interviews with players and coaches, as well as Sky’s build-up to the event.

Another exciting addition to the West Fan Village is the BMW Race Track, where fans can race off against each other with remote control BMWs. The fastest time will win a ride home in one of the BMW X5 Sweet Chariots.

The Bollinger Bar and Garden

Or if you fancy adding a little glamour to your day, enjoy a glass or two of bubbly from the Bollinger Bar and Garden. In another new addition Bollinger have a new location and more space, including a garden deck, so more fans can enjoy a little bit of luxury.

As always, there will be food and drink options to suit all tastes. Show your support by celebrating the England team's arrival through the Fan Village at 12.30pm and send your best wishes on Twitter using #CarryThemHome.

For those fans who would like to carry on their rugby viewing after the game, Ireland v Australia will also be shown live on the BMW big screen in the Fan Village (kick-off 5.45pm).