Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Can't Have Eden Park in a Suburb - Clark and Mallard

This got me thinking.

Having been to some of the great rugby grounds in the world I recalled that many are in suburbs. Indeed they have been upgraded while surrounded by suburbia. The recent All Black's match at Twickenham was to celebrate (and pay for) the opening of the new stand.


See here: Twickenham - Richmond SW London.

Spot the houses - see the construction area to the South? Looks similar to Eden Park to me.

When you walk to the ground it is through residential streets.
It is not unlike walking to Eden Park


Similarly Lansdowne Road Dublin:

Another hallowed ground with traditions as rich as Eden Park.

Again spot the extensive residential areas. Lansdowne Road is in the heart of Dublin, 1 mile from St Stephen's Green in the centre of Dublin

The Irish Rugby Football Union has started to develop Lansdowne to hold 50,000 seated fans - see details here

Who says you can't have rugby grounds in the middle of suburbia.


Say after me - THIS IS ALL ABOUT CLARK GETTING EDEN PARK SHUT DOWN FOR RUGBY AND CRICKET

1 comment:

An Seanchai said...

It suits the rugger heads to have their grounds in the suburbs, that way they don't have to commute to practise!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewda6WPN3Y8