‘Jerusalem’ the inspiration as new entrance unveiled at Twickenham Stadium
Rugby fans heading to Twickenham Stadium this weekend will be the first to experience two new gateway entrances to the venue, with new turnstiles and welcome areas.
The entrances will extend the ticketed perimeter of the stadium, within which will be an enhanced space for fans, hosting a vast array of food and beverage outlets, entertainment options and event activations.
Zinc canopies and LED-lit lettering overarch state-of-the-art turnstiles and access systems which will improve the flow of fans into the stadium and access security, plus offer weather protection for staff and spectators alike during security checks. Two three-metre-high decorative gates frame the design, each carrying a verse of the hymn ‘Jerusalem’.
Rugby Football Union Chief Executive, Steve Brown said, “We think the realigned perimeter, with its gates and new turnstiles, will offer fans a fitting sense of arrival to the stadium. I am pleased that this project has been developed with them at the forefront.”
The venture, led by London-based architects Wilson Owens Owens, provides a unique focal point when fans arrive and delivers a recognisable starting point for their experience at the world’s largest dedicated rugby stadium.