Historic England have named Twickenham Stadium as one of the top 10 places for sport and leisure in their ‘A History of England in 100 Places’ campaign.
Twickenham was selected by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson alongside other historic and iconic venues such as the All England Club, Lord’s Cricket Ground and Aintree Racecourse.
The campaign aims to create a list of 100 places that help portray the extraordinary story of England and its impact on the world.
Twickenham hosted its first game in 1909, between Harlequins and Richmond, and has since seen some of the greatest moments in sporting history, including hosting two world cups, and the first rugby match broadcast live.
2018 will be another historic year for Twickenham as the stadium will introduce four brand new hospitality facilities in the East Stand.
England will also take on Wales in their first home match of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations, 108 years after facing each other for the first time at Twickenham.
In the autumn, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Japan will face England at Twickenham in the Quilter Internationals, formally the Old Mutual Wealth Series. It will be the first time in four years England will face New Zealand since losing to the All Blacks four times in 2014. England last defeated the All Blacks 38-21 in 2012 at Twickenham.
It’s safe to say that while Twickenham has made Historic England’s list based on its already steeped history and incredible atmosphere, it will continue to see England make history in the years to come.
To find out more about the brand new facilities coming in autumn 2018 or to secure your place at the upcoming England v Wales match, click here.