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Touring Cities with Rugby Six Nations

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The RBS 6 Nations or the Six Nations Championship is an international rugby union competitive venue that is held annually in the four nations of the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), Italy, and France. For the rugby aficionados and sports lovers, there can be no better time than now to watch the matches live while you tour the cities of London, Scotland, Paris and Rome. Cheer the teams live and sightsee around the cities when you are free.  As of the 2012 championship, the games or matches are played in six different venues, one in each of the six countries.

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These are:

Twickenham Stadium located in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames in London (England) – nicknamed “Twickers”, Twickenham Stadium was recently enlarged and now has a seating capacity of 82,000, making it the largest stadium of the six involved in the competition.  It is the UK’s second largest stadium overall after Wembley, and the 5th largest on the European continent.

Stade de France located just north of Paris (France) – situated in the commune of Saint-Denis, the stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 making it the 6th largest venue of its type in Europe.  It is used by France’s national football (soccer) team as well as the French rugby union franchise.

Aviva Stadium located in Dublin (Ireland) – located in Ireland’s capital and largest city, the stadium has the smallest seating capacity of the six in the Six Nations Championship (51,700).  In addition to being the home field of the Irish rugby union team, it is also the home of Ireland’s national football (soccer) team.

Stadio Olimpico located in Rome (Italy) – the largest and primary sports facility in the city of Rome, the stadium has a seating capacity of 74,000.  It is situated on the northern side of the city and is the home of Italy’s rugby union team.  Additionally, it is oftentimes the site of numerous events and pop music concerts.

Murrayfield Stadium located in Edinburgh’s West End (Scotland) – normally referred to as just Murrayfield Stadium, the stadium has a seating capacity that ranges from 67,130 to 67,800 depending on the event being held there.  It is primarily the home of Scotland’s rugby union team but it has hosed a number of other sporting events including American football, association football (soccer) matches, and music concerts.

Millennium Stadium located in Cardiff (Wales) – this structure in the capital city of Wales is the home of the Wales rugby union team.  However, it has also hosted a number of other events including music concerts, the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, and the Super Special Stage of the Wales Rally of Great Britain.



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Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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  1. Kirsty Martin says via Facebook:
    February 15th, 2012 at 20:17

    Is it safe to say Scotland?

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