The WORST Rugby Union Stadiums: Two Six Nations Venues Make the List - Ruck

The WORST Rugby Union Stadiums: Two Six Nations Venues Make the List

LiveRugbyTickets discovered the worst rugby stadiums in the world by analysing more than 15,000 TripAdvisor reviews for 40 different grounds.

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They created their very own index looking into the following four variables across these reviews and gave each a score out of 10:

  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Affordability
  • Food

From this, they gave each stadium an overall fan satisfaction score out of 10 before ranking them to identify the best (and worst) rugby stadiums around the world.

Bristol Bears home Ashton Gate was rated the tenth WORST stadium in the world according to these rankings.

Below, we look at the FIVE worst rugby stadiums in the world.

Worst rugby stadiums in the world

#5. Stade de France (Paris, France)

  • Capacity: 80,698
  • Opened: 1998
  • Home to: France
  • Cost: €364 million
  • DID YOU KNOW? It will host the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics events at the 2024 Summer Olympics

Opened in 1998, the Stade de France in Paris is a prominent venue with a capacity of 80,698. Home to the French national rugby team, it cost €364 million to build. Known for its atmosphere during matches, it will also host the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Despite its grand scale, reviews have pointed out issues with cleanliness and food options, affecting its overall fan satisfaction score.

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#4. Allianz Riviera (Nice, France)

  • Capacity: 35,169
  • Opened: 2013
  • Home to: Toulon (Occasional)
  • Cost: €250 million

The Allianz Riviera, opened in 2013 in Nice, boasts a capacity of 35,169 and serves as an occasional home to Toulon rugby club. Built at a cost of €250 million, this modern stadium is praised for its design but criticized for affordability and the quality of food available. Although it provides a decent atmosphere, these factors have led to lower satisfaction ratings from visitors.

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