We all know about the famous British stadiums like; Twickenham, Murrayfield, and the Millennium Stadium, but the rest of the world has some magnificent stadia and here at Spectate we want to help you see them for yourself. After all, nothing epitomises the globalism of sport quite like watching a rugby match in one of the finest international stadiums that the world has to offer.
Take a look at some of the most iconic Rugby stadiums that you could be visiting on a Rugby tour.
Ellis Park is a venue synonymous with South African rugby, and one known for being intensely intimidating for opposing players. The atmosphere is always ferocious, leading to South Africa playing their best rugby on its hallowed field – the mighty All Blacks have their worst record in this stadium and it’s easy to see why. Built in 1928, Ellis Park has been the home of South African rugby ever since and seeing a game here really is the stuff of rugby spectating bucket lists.
New Zealand’s largest and most famous stadium has been in use since 1900 and has played host to two fantastic world cup finals. There aren’t many sporting venues that can hold a candle to Ellis Park in terms of history. The atmosphere practically boils when New Zealand take to the field, making this one of the most-lively sporting venues found anywhere in the world. Located in the centre of Auckland, you will be perfectly located to experience the best of the city both before and after the game.
The triple-tiered European design of the Australian nation stadium puts you closer to the action, with the stands coming right up to the touch line, letting the full force of the impassioned Aussie crowd bombard the field. Found adjacent to the Brisbane River and surrounded by some of the best sights and sounds that the city has to offer, this is the ideal venue to combine sports and culture. With easy rail access to the ground, the Suncorp Stadium is perfect for sporting travellers.
This huge 81,000 seat multi-purpose stadium has played host to a variety of breathtaking sporting moments. When filled to capacity with fanatical French supporters Stade de France becomes a difficult place for away teams to play, and a wonderful venue for travelling Six Nations fans looking to surround themselves with a passionate and vibrant sporting atmosphere. Found in the suburbs of Paris, all of the virtues of one of the world’s most famous cities are just a stone’s throw away.
Nicknamed “El Fortin” – The Fort – in Argentina, it’s unsurprising that Velez Sarsfield is one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the sporting world. Velez Sarsfield has hosted numerous upsets down the years. Results that were no doubt fuelled by the intimidating chorus that the Argentine fans project towards the field of play from the first moment to the final whistle. Located in central Buenos Aires you will have no problem soaking up the Latin atmosphere when you aren’t preoccupied by the game.
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