Premiership ground suffers £500,000 worth of damage

Premiership ground suffers £500,000 worth of damage

Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm stadium has suffered half a million pounds or more in damage during the recent wet weather.

Heavy rain hit the city on both Sunday and Tuesday which has closed part of the ground, damaging various parts of the ground including the changing rooms.


Stephen Vaughan, Gloucester CEO, confirmed that the club has sustained around £500,000 of damage and potentially more.

Vaughan told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: “It is just incredible, it is such a huge size [of flooding].

“If you look at the carpet on the third floor which is completely ruined, then you start adding in things around boilers, servers and kitchen equipment.

“I would expect that we would be looking at a mark of half a million pounds if not more.

“Just as we were getting on our feet [from Sunday], yesterday we had a similar incident which created more damage.

“It is what it is, we will deal with it and get ourselves for a few weeks’ time.

“It could have been worse for us, we could have been hosting the Premiership Sevens this weekend.”