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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #21
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But when new Landsdowne will be erected it will be tough to beat. Although I still don't understand why they haven't made it a levelled bowl.
Lansdowne Road is in a rather nice, leafy area of Dublin. D4 is basically the embassy belt and is home to some very nice and very expensive houses. Some of which are behind the North End at Lansdowne Road. The house owners are very rich and these houses are listed buildings. As such, there are, for many reasons, direct limitations on how developed the IRFU / FAI / Irish Government can make the North End - it has to be below a certain height or planning legislation and powerful residents groups will oppose the development.

I'm surprised that the IRFU didn't attempt to build and open terrace at the North End, to be honest. There's no real stipulation about terraces in rugby, seating at the North End in the present guise wouldn't add significantly to capacity by being unusable for football, it would have increased capacity for rugby (much needed) significantly and given the slope of the stands and roof, it could easily be made to look like a design feature if the roof dovetailed out and down to the ground.

It would improve the situation dramatically.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #22
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I agree with you NeilF. The little stand at the new Landsdowne Road looks ridiculous - like somebody very fat has sat on the end of the stadium and driven two of the tiers below ground. Lots of North American stadia have a horseshoe shape with one end open and still manage to look pretty good. Perhaps they could have done something similar to German stadia and install seats on the standing terraces when the stadium is being used for football.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:27 AM   #23
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Six Nations Championship Venues

Dublin, Ireland
Croke Park, during the refurbishment of Lansdowne Road Stadium (2007-2010)
82,300 Seats


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Edinburgh, Scotland
Murrayfield
67,800 Seats


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Cardiff, Wales
Millennium Stadium
74,500 Seats


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London, England
Twickenham Stadium
82,000 Seats


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Paris, France
Stade de France
81,338 Seats


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Roma, Italy
Stadio Flaminio
24,973 Seats


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Old March 1st, 2009, 12:01 PM   #24
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Why do the Italians play in such a small stadium, surely their are bigger stadiums in Rome, and what about San Siro ?
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Rugby is not that popular in Italy
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I'm surprised the Italian stadium is as big as it is. Will they be able to fill it?
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Rugby is not that popular in Italy
Hmmm it's a shame =(. So in Europe rugby is a big thing only the UK, France and Ireland
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I'm surprised the Italian stadium is as big as it is. Will they be able to fill it?
Stadio Flaminio is actually getting too small in Italy, there are rumours that they are going to use another stadium as Six Nations venue (Olympic stadium in Rome, or move to Genua or Parma, http://www.scrum.com/sixnations/rugby/ground/16198.html).

A great collection of stadiums for a great tournament by the way!

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Old March 1st, 2009, 01:49 PM   #29
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Rugby is popular in only few countries because national teams of England, RSA, Australia, Wales, France or New Zeland don't want to play with countries where rugby is a new sport.They even don't have to play in the qualification round to World Cup.
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Dublin, Ireland
Croke Park, during the refurbishment of Lansdowne Road Stadium (2007-2010)
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I'm surprised the Italian stadium is as big as it is. Will they be able to fill it?
For Six Nations games, temporary seating is used at both ends to increase capacity - you can see this in the third photo in post #1 but not the first two. As far as I know they always fill the ground, especially against England.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 02:59 PM   #32
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Dublin, Ireland
Croke Park, during the refurbishment of Lansdowne Road Stadium (2007-2010)
82,300 Seats

Republic of Ireland.
Not for rugby, the team of Ireland is a selection of best players from Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The anthem played is "Ireland's Call", an anthem for all Ireland. In the tournament, Ireland is United, even during the Northern Ireland conflict.

"Side by side
We stand like brothers
One for all and all together
We will stay united through darker days
And we'll be unbeatable forever

Iiiiireland, Iiiiiiireland !
Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We'll answer Ireland's call....."


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I'm surprised the Italian stadium is as big as it is. Will they be able to fill it?
Absolutely yes, beacause during 6 nations come from every part of Italy to see the match.

San Siro and Olimpico in Rome are busy always during w.e. and rugby will not fill stadiums so big. For 6 nation in Italy is Ok a stadium with 40 k seats
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The others Anthems:

Flower of Scotland



Hen Wlad fy Nhadau



God Save The Queen



La Marseillaise (Millennium Stadium)



Fratelli d'Italia


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Why do the Italians play in such a small stadium, surely their are bigger stadiums in Rome, and what about San Siro ?
Italia doesn't want to play in a bigger stadium (San Siro, Olimpico...) because if they play in a 80 K stadium it will be an away game with 55,000 visitors.
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Italia doesn't want to play in a bigger stadium (San Siro, Olimpico...) because if they play in a 80 K stadium it will be an away game with 55,000 visitors.
Yes. 45.000 maybe 50.000 visitors and no more.

A good idea to give more appeal would be to pass from 6 nations to a 7 nations, including Argentina, like was proposed.

Pumas would give a best appeal to this tournment
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Italia doesn't want to play in a bigger stadium (San Siro, Olimpico...) because if they play in a 80 K stadium it will be an away game with 55,000 visitors.
Like I said, there is talk that the Italy will move their Six Nations venue to another city like Parma or Genoa. Rugby is more popular in the northern part of Italy in any case, I can imagine they'd attract a larger crowd there than in Rome.
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Like I said, there is talk that the Italy will move their Six Nations venue to another city like Parma or Genoa. Rugby is more popular in the northern part of Italy in any case, I can imagine they'd attract a larger crowd there than in Rome.
Yes, for an half. Rugby was more popular in northern part of Italy and idea isn' to move to Parma or Genoa but to Padua or Veneto, but I think will stay in Rome for many years again. The rugby headquartier is there and I think is difficult to move 6 nation to North Italy.
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Yes. 45.000 maybe 50.000 visitors and no more.

A good idea to give more appeal would be to pass from 6 nations to a 7 nations, including Argentina, like was proposed.

Pumas would give a best appeal to this tournment
The Pumas are more likely to join the Tri-Nations (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia) then joining the Six Nations. The problem with Argentina is that it doesn't a have a professional league in Argentina, and all good players are playing in France or England...

Some people have argued that if the Pumas were to join the Six Nations, their home venue should be somewhere in Europe, which sounds absolutely ridiculous to me, even though most Pumas are playing for European clubs at the moment. I think it would be much better to develop the game in Argentina, and have some real Argentinian professional teams join the Super 14 in say 5 years. The Pumas can join the Tri-nations at the same time.

The only future expansion of the Six Nations that I can imagine is that one or more of the more succesfull Six Nations B teams would join the Six Nations tournament. Current countries playing in the Six Nations B are:

Georgia
Portugal
Russia
Romania
Spain
Germany
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Not for rugby, the team of Ireland is a selection of best players from Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The anthem played is "Ireland's Call", an anthem for all Ireland. In the tournament, Ireland is United, even during the Northern Ireland conflict.

"Side by side
We stand like brothers
One for all and all together
We will stay united through darker days
And we'll be unbeatable forever

Iiiiireland, Iiiiiiireland !
Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We'll answer Ireland's call....."

I went to dublin last year, got pissed up and started singing that anthem on the walk home from a night out and nearly got my head kicked in about 20 times in half hour, seems like many people in dublin don't like the anthem.

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