3. Sandy Park – Exeter Chiefs 4*
Exeter pride themselves on building an environment on matchday that extends beyond the final whistle which includes live music post-match as well as occasional pre-match entertainment also. The fans thoroughly embrace their adopted identity, and chances are you’ll see a range of interesting headwear on your visit!
2. Franklin’s Gardens – Northampton Saints 4*
Northampton’s ground was lauded for its unobstructed views with no columns in the seats, the fact that’s easy to get to, and the quality of the pork rolls were the subject of more than one comment.
1. Kingsholm – Gloucester Rugby 5*
The winner of the poll was Gloucester’s home, with one third of the total vote. The atmosphere was regarded as a key strength – particularly under the lights according to LOTA, and on a “crisp winter’s day to warm the cockles” according to Tom – whilst the quality of the pubs around the ground was also a factor.
The ground is also located less than a mile from the centre of Gloucester.
The most famous part of Kingsholm is known as ‘The Shed’, a (usually) covered terrace running the length of the pitch which fills up well in advance of kick-off on big match days.