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Which stadiums in London have NOT hosted a RL game?


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With the Emirates hosting a game in the upcoming World Cup, I got thinking about all the grounds used for RL in London and it occurred to me that there doesn't seem to be an awful lot that haven't hosted at least one game at some time of another. 

I can think of the new Brentford Stadium, Selhurst Park and Stamford Bridge but I don't think there's many more. I'm not including small lower league grounds of course, feel free to do so. I thought the Crystal Palace athletics ground and Leyton Orient but apparently they have done. Don't know if there's any more obvious ones that I've just completely forgotten. 

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31 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

With the Emirates hosting a game in the upcoming World Cup, I got thinking about all the grounds used for RL in London and it occurred to me that there doesn't seem to be an awful lot that haven't hosted at least one game at some time of another. 

I can think of the new Brentford Stadium, Selhurst Park and Stamford Bridge but I don't think there's many more. I'm not including small lower league grounds of course, feel free to do so. I thought the Crystal Palace athletics ground and Leyton Orient but apparently they have done. Don't know if there's any more obvious ones that I've just completely forgotten. 

Stamford Bridge was home to Fulham RLFC for at least one match in the 80's. It also hosted a test match in the 1907-08 All Golds Tour.

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5 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Barnet, Dagenham and Redbridge, Millwall? 

Barnet Copthall was the home of the London Crusaders (now Bronocs) for a while, assuming theres not more than one stadium in Barnet and you are referring to another.

The new den Millwall has also hosted RL, with Wigan playing Catalans there some years back.

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9 minutes ago, EastLondonMike said:

Barnet Copthall was the home of the London Crusaders (now Bronocs) for a while, assuming theres not more than one stadium in Barnet and you are referring to another.

The new den Millwall has also hosted RL, with Wigan playing Catalans there some years back.

Is that The Hive, Barnet FC’s ground? Anyway there must be tens of stadiums in London that haven’t had RL played at them. 

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6 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Is that The Hive, Barnet FC’s ground? Anyway there must be tens of stadiums in London that haven’t had RL played at them. 

No the hive was a new one. Broncos played there for at least a couple of seasons i think. Barnet Copthall is where Saracens now play, albeit in a newer version than when the Crusaders played there.

Of the old grounds, for the bigger teams, Upton Park never featured RL.

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1 minute ago, EastLondonMike said:

No the hive was a new one. Broncos played there for at least a couple of seasons i think. Barnet Copthall is where Saracens now play, albeit in a newer version than when the Crusaders played there.

Of the old grounds, for the bigger teams, Upton Park never featured RL.

There’ll be countless others also, Dulwich Hamlet etc. 

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So what have we got so far where games have NOT been played? 

Brentford Community Stadium and Selhurst Park. Are they the only larger grounds not used then? 

And then the smaller lower league football grounds such as Dagenham, Dulwich Hamlet, Bromley, Croydon etc. etc. 

 

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46 minutes ago, Scubby said:

I remember watching a London game at Hendon FC IIRC

Hendon FC have moved around a bit over time. Their old ground in Clitterhouse Fields is now completely vanished, although it lay there as a derelict eyesore for years.

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1 hour ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Yeah, according to Hendon's wiki, London occasionally played at their old ground in the 90s.

Hendon FC's current home is in Silver Jubilee Park, Kingsbury (ground capacity 1,990 (298 seated)). I'm pretty sure RL hasn't been played there.

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Sutton won’t have, though that’s more Surrey than London but if we’re including Dagenham, Sutton probably just about gets in. 

Acton Park Royal and Mitcham Stadium (not Tooting & Mitcham FC) were used and so was White City Stadium. 

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3 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

Thought England played Kiwis in Olympic (West Ham stadium) ?

Oz vs NZ in the Tri Nations (around 05/06) was at Loftus Rd wasnt it?

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If only Premiership/ Football League are counted + Wembley and the Olympic stadium i am pretty certain only Crystal Palace and the New Brentford stadium + Dagenham are the only stadiums where rugby league has not been played.

 

 

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