Rugby at Twickenham Stadium
Twickenham Stadium has hosted Middlesex Sevens, Premiership Rugby matches, Anglo-Welsh Cup matches, Varsity Matches between Oxford and Cambridge universities, and European Rugby Champions Cup matches. The venue was also used for rugby league challenge cup finals, Jehovah's Witness conventions, and American football games during the NFL London Games in 2016 and 2017.
Often referred to as the "Home of England Rugby", Twickenham is home to the English rugby union team, which plays nearly all of their home games at the stadium. The stadium is owned and operated by the RFU. In November, Twickenham hosts England's home Six Nations matches as well as inbound touring teams from the Southern Hemisphere.
As well as hosting the national team, Twickenham hosts a number of other domestic and international rugby union matches. In addition to hosting the annual World Rugby Sevens Series London leg, Middlesex Sevens also hosts the Cup (championship) final and third-place match of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series London leg.
In addition to hosting the Premiership Rugby final, Harlequins also host the Big Game at Christmas and an additional annual fixture in late spring. The stadium has also hosted finals for the Anglo-Welsh Cup, the Heineken Cup, and the Champions Cup. Additionally, the stadium hosts Oxford and Cambridge's Varsity Match, the English schools' Daily Mail Cup Final and the Army Navy Match, the culmination of the annual Inter Services Competition.
Music Concerts at Twickenham Stadium
A number of events at Wembley were moved to Twickenham because of construction delays. The Challenge Cup and the Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour were moved there. During 2003, the Stones also played two stadium concerts at Twickenham, the first of which was used to make the 2003 DVD Four Flicks.
Genesis also played Twickenham during their reunion tour in 2007. Rod Stewart performed at the stadium in June and The Police in September 2007. Concerts normally fill the stadium with 80,000 people, as opposed to 82,000 for rugby.
In addition to Rihanna and Iron Maiden, Twickenham Stadium has hosted concerts by Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Genesis, U2, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones, The Police, Eagles, R.E.M., Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Metallica.
World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium
Located in Twickenham Stadium, the World Rugby Museum explores the global game of rugby, not just English rugby union. Interactive displays reveal the history of the sport, including William Webb Ellis and Richard Lindon. A rotating program of special exhibitions offers a chance to showcase some of the more obscure items in the collection, and covers topical issues.
As part of the collection, there is an English rugby union jersey from the first rugby union international of 1871 between England and Scotland, along with the William Webb Ellis Cup (until 2005), which England won at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. As part of the Museum, Twickenham Stadium Tours are available four times a day (Tuesday through Saturday) and twice on Sundays. The Museum is generally open every day except Monday. Except match days when, for ticket holders only, a special price entry to the museum is available.