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STATEMENT: Exeter Chiefs stadium bars renamed in ‘cultural rebrand’

Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that the bars at Sandy Park will be renamed as part of the clubs ‘cultural rebrand’ that saw the logos changed.

The bars at the Sandy Park stadium have now been named after castles in Devon.

The former Wigwam Bar is now called the Woodbury Castle Bar, and the Pow Wow Bar is the Powderham Castle Bar.

In a statement the club said: “With our roots deeply entrenched here in Devon, we are using our new Exeter Chiefs rebrand as the perfect opportunity to rename our bars and catering outlets here at Sandy Park after some of the magnificent castles within the region.

“Castles represent the history, grandeur, and pride we feel about Devon, and we wanted to transmit this on our award-winning match days.”

The next match to be played at Sandy Park sees England’s Women’s rugby team, the Red Roses, take on the USA on 3 September.


“It’s f***ing brilliant” – Carter, Marler and Wilkinson rank their three favourite stadiums


#3. Stade de France (France)

Perhaps not the best situated stadium, but it sure has a great view. It’s atmosphere can be a help and a hindrance for Les Bleus.

When France are on the front foot, it can generate a great atmosphere but it can also inspire the opposition when they’re not.

Wilkinson said: “‘Whenever I played there on every occasion, the atmosphere was fantastic.”

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#2. Principality Stadium (Wales)

The Old Cardiff Arms Park was great but everything about the Millennium Stadium – renamed later as the Principality Stadium – is nigh on perfect save from some early teething problems with the turf which can struggle a little when the roof is on for prolonged periods.

Wilkinson said: “I always felt Cardiff was an incredible stadium because of the passion and the knowledge the Wales fans have. I also won a Heineken Cup there, which I’ll never forget.”

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#1. Stadium Australia (Australia)

Its capacity is 84, 000 and this makes it the biggest venue on this list

There are usually a minimum of two rugby union tests played at Stadium Australia over the course of a year, with one often being a tour match. Back in 2003, the stadium hosted seven Rugby World Cup games under its former guise of the Telstra Stadium.

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Wilkinson said: “‘The best atmosphere I ever played in was in an England shirt was in Australia for that Rugby World Cup final, it was electric,

“Probably those three stadiums, they were brilliant.”