Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham

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Twickenham Stoop Stadium is a sports stadium located in south-west London, England. The stadium is home to Harlequins rugby union team, who play in the Aviva Premiership. The stadium has a capacity of 14,800 and is situated just across the road from Twickenham Stadium.HistoryHarlequins before the StoopIn 1906, Harlequins were invited by the Rugby Football Union to use the new national stadium in Twickenham. In those early days, only one or two internationals were played there during the season, and it wasn't long before the RFU ground became the headquarters of the Harlequin Football Club.Early daysIn 1963, the Quins acquired an athletics ground with 14 acres just across the road from the RFU ground, which became the Harlequin training pitch. The ground was named the Stoop Memorial Ground after Adrian Stoop, a former England international and longtime Harlequins player and president but is generally known as "The Stoop" with even the Harlequins' official website frequently using the informal name.The stadium todayIG StandThe main stand is the IG Stand . This stand has the changing rooms, a row of executive boxes across the top of the stand, a Members' Bar, the club's offices, toilets and a club shop. At the top of the stand under the roof there is also a scoreboard and a gantry where the television cameras populate. The stand was built for the start of the 2005–06 season and has a capacity of approximately 4,000.North StandThe North Stand is a temporary structure with an estimated life of 10 years. It houses approximately 2,000 and is the only stand with supporting pillars. There is a time clock to the top left of the stand. If further expansion is going to happen then the speculation is that the North Stand would be the one to be redeveloped. There is a concern about Langhorn Drive which runs directly behind it and if it needs to be moved before expansion could take place.
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  • The Stoop remains a great rugby venue. Super atmosphere and good view all round the ground. Good beer, I agree with other reviews the food is pretty awful. Overall a great place to watch rugby.  more »
  • Attend Quine v Scarlets. Easy to find our way around, efficient ground staff, good bar and excellent half time piglet pie  more »
  • Shame about the quality of the rugby team. Very much a middle of the road side now or, as one friend puts it, they seem happy to settle for mediocrity. But it is a fun day. Good range of casual food a...  more »
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  • It's the Twickenham Stoop! Home of Harlequins RFC and somewhere I find myself most weekends. Friendly stewards and a great family club, if you are looking for an introduction to club rugby look no further than this corner of South west London. Drinks are a little pricey as they are at most sporting events, the queues for drinks and toilets can be a little frustrating but considering the atmosphere and great fans it's worth it
  • Home of Harliquins RFC. Great family atmosphere on match days. A good day out if you like rugby.
  • Watched my first Premiere match here, Quins vs Wasps 2012. Awesome spectacle. Met a Royal Engineer and his three sons (two of were RE) and they invited me to join them for a pub crawl around Twickenham. What a night!
  • Fantastic place to go watch a match. With the decent priced tickets and drinks, you'll always have a good time watching the Quins at home, no matter the final result. Always a great time, whether you're with your family or your mates.
  • A relaxed venue, good view of the pitch from all seats. Nice place to watch some first class rugby.

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