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WORST Rugby Union Stadiums: Two Six Nations Venues Make List

LiveRugbyTickets has discovered the world’s worst rugby stadiums by analysing over 15,000 TripAdvisor reviews of 40 different venues.

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They created their own index by examining the following four variables across these reviews and gave each a score out of 10:

  • Atmosphere
  • Cleaning
  • Suitability
  • Food

Each stadium was then given an overall fan satisfaction score out of 10, and the best (and worst) rugby stadiums in the world were then ranked.

Ashton Gate, home of Bristol Bears, has been rated the tenth WORST stadium in the world according to these rankings.

Below we look at the FIVE worst rugby stadiums in the world.

Borst rugby stadiums around the world

#5. Stade de France (Paris, France)

  • Capacity: 80,698
  • Opened: 1998
  • Home page: France
  • Cost: 364 million euros
  • DO YOU KNOW? It will host the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events of the 2024 Summer Olympics

The Stade de France in Paris, which opened in 1998, is a major venue with a capacity of 80,698. Home to the French national rugby team, the stadium cost 364 million euros to build. Known for its atmosphere during matches, the stadium will also host the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events of the 2024 Summer Olympics. Despite its grand scale, inspections have noted issues with cleanliness and food options, affecting the overall fan satisfaction score.

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#4. Allianz Riviera (Nice, France)

  • Capacity: 35,169
  • Opened: 2013
  • Home page: Toulon (Occasionally)
  • Cost: 250 million euros

Opened in Nice in 2013, the Allianz Riviera has a capacity of 35,169 and is an occasional home to Toulon rugby club. This modern stadium, which cost 250 million euros, has been praised for its design but criticized for its affordability and the quality of the food on offer. Despite providing a good atmosphere, these factors have led to lower visitor satisfaction rates.

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