RFU Community Relations and Rugby Post Magazine
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Twickenham Stadium is an intrinsic part of the local community and the RFU 's Community Relations Manager, Fraser Cullen, works closely with Richmond Council, transport authorities, the police and residents on all event day matters. He produces and distributes 'Rugby Post', a quarterly community magazine to some 30,000 local homes and businesses.
The following link allows you to view the current edition of Rugby Post, which includes the latest community news and information on ticket ballots. You can also download the following pdf for details of upcoming Twickenham Stadium events including expected attendances (PDF 80kB).
Fraser also oversees a budget to sponsor local schools, sport and healthy lifestyle initiatives, charities, voluntary bodies and community events. Twickenham Stadium facilities are provided free of charge for some local community initiatives and 30 days community use of the new 'Live Room' performance and function centre in the South Stand development is also made available by the RFU.
Local Ticket Ballots
Local residents living close to Twickenham Stadium are the only people with an allocation of international match tickets outside the RFU’s own membership. They can apply, via their own ballot, published in Rugby Post, to purchase a pair of tickets from 400 available for every major international match. The RFU also holds for its neighbours 1,100 discounted tickets for every concert at Twickenham Stadium.
To lighten the impact of major events, the RFU works with the authorities and community representatives through the RFU Concert and Match Day Committee and funds measures like: event day street cleaning and temporary toilets, traffic management and providing an event day shuttle bus service to and from local stations. Funding is also provided for the operation of an event day residents only parking zone around the stadium.