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“Close to the action but very tired stadium”

Newlands Rugby Stadium
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Newlands
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Joburg
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Close to the action but very tired stadium”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Newlands still remains the spiritual home of rugby and it's suburban setting is magic. However the flow in the stadium is poor. There are queues wherever you walk especially along the narrow walkways. Take the plunge and move to Cape Town Stadium!

Visited October 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The cathedral of SA rugby”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went to a curry cup rugby match and it is true that the home team support in Cape Town is something to experience! The stadium in my humble opinion needs to be made less stark. the bathrooms need upgrading and some of the seats need to be replaced. That been said, it is a stadium which has hosted the rugby world cup and numerous international matches, so maybe my standards are too high. Hoping to see some soft seats in the forseeable future or at least seat vendors in the stands!

Visited September 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best rugby venue in the world”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you want to watch rugby in South Africa, this is as good as it gets. Passionate fans, in a wonderful and scenic city, a great local team, and memorable atmosphere- one fo the iconic and historic stadia in world rugby.

Visited August 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Getting a bit long in the tooth”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Time to move to Cape Town Stadium. Was always against it but Newlands is now an old stadium in terms of this modern world. Does not come close to competing with Twickenham, Murrayfield or Lansdowne Road. The move is now a natural progession and will hopefully bring us more tests. I also think that safety is now a major concern, especially on the Railway side.

Visited August 2013
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“See a Rugby game if you can”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We saw the Stormers and the Bulls play at Newlands Rugby Stadium. Unbelievable experience. So glad our friends were able to get tickets for us. :)

Visited July 2013
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