The Twickenham Rugby Stadium is home to the RFU (Rugby Football Union). Simply called Twickenham or Twickers by locals, the 120 meter by 70 meter field was a cabbage field way back in 1907 until it was purchased for £ 5,500. If you want to visit this a well revered icon of British rugby, one of the best things you can invest in is good chauffeuring service so you can get there in comfort and save your energy for going around the stadium and cheering during the game.
Twickenham visitors will learn that the stadium is only the largest one in the world dedicated to rugby. Formally opened on October 2, 1909, it can seat 82,000 spectators. Since the first game played between Richmond and Harlequins in 1909, the stadium has become the venue for England’s test matches for the Middlesex Sevens, the Guinness Premiership finals, the EDF Energy Cup and the Heineken Cup Matches.
Twickenham Rugby Stadium has also become the setting for more than the sport; The Police, Rod Stewart, Genesis, Bon Jovi, Rihanna and Lady Gaga have all performed there. With the strict security that RFU maintains and its accessibility to public transportation, Twickers has become a center of happenings in London.
People who visit London and make the stadium part of their itinerary will find that the place is a veritable showcase of history. Interwoven with its record of the sport is a rich collection of human stories through the years.
One of the most memorable games ever played in Twickenham was the 1988 Five Nations Championship. After losing 15 out of 23 games, England was 0-3 down against Ireland. Then, during the second half, the game took a dramatic turn. England played as it had never played before and the game ended in a 35-3 win with crowd singing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot in honor of Chris Oti, a black first time player at Twickenham who scored three successive tries out of the six that turned the tide for England.
Twickers or the Cabbage Patch, as it is affectionately referred to, is a must-see for tourists and getting there with comfortable chauffeuring service will be a big plus in making the most of all that Twickenham Rugby Stadium has to offer.