Background

Construction of new South Stand, providing unimpeded view of the whole playing area, alongside other mixed-use elements including hotel, RFU offices, conference and banqueting facilities and a health and fitness club. Since opening, the new stand has increased the capacity of the stadium to 82,000. The new facilities include a new Marriott hotel, Virgin Active Leisure Centre, Rugby Football Union shop and office space as well as a performing arts centre, conference centre and banqueting halls.