Harlequins Rugby League
Home to: Harlequins RL (Super League) and NEC Harlequins (Premiership Rugby Union)
Opened: 2005 (after new development)
Facilities: 4 stands, 3 covered and all seating, 2 inside bars, several places to eat, plenty of toilets, corporate boxes. Nearest tube/train: Twickenham, South West Trains
Impressions: Not currently available.
History: Twickenham Stoop, originally known as the Stoop Memorial Ground, became the home of London Broncos for four games in the 1995/96 season, and also staged the Broncos’ World Club Challenge fixtures against Canberra, Brisbane and Canterbury in 1997. The ground first opened in the 1960s after it had originally been acquired as training ground by Harlequins RUFC, who until then occupied Twickenham. The facilities at the ground have been gradually improved over the years, with the building of an East Stand in 1997 and the new Lexus Stand built in 2005 two of the most notable examples. The Broncos returned to the Stoop in 2006, not as tenants but as part of a merger, renaming themselves Harlequins RL. The club has previously played at too many grounds to mention, but their last home prior to the move was Griffin Park in Brentford, which had been their home since 2002.
Ticket Prices: Adults from £10-£20, Juniors from £5-£8, Concessions from £8-£12
Directions: From the M3:
Follow the M3 until it ends at the Sunbury roundabout. Continue up the A316 Chertsey Road, over three roundabouts. Continue for 2 miles. With Twickenham Rugby Stadium on your left, Quins' ground is on the right. U-turn at the RFU roundabout. Enter the Stoop via Langhorn Drive, 450 yards on your left.
From the M4:
Leave the M4 at Junction 3. Take the 3rd exit of the Roundabout for the A312, towards Feltham (A3006). Continue along the A312 for 4.5 miles. At the A305 / A316 roundabout, turn left onto the A316. Follow the A316 Chertsey Road, over three roundabouts. Continue for 2 miles. With Twickenham Rugby Stadium on your left, Quins' ground is on the right. U-turn at the RFU roundabout. Enter the Stoop via Langhorn Drive, 450 yards on your left.
Car Parking: Plenty, £5
Local Pubs: 2 large bars inside the ground, The Cabbage Patch – Right opposite Twickenham rail station
Fans View: Excellent ground, great facilities, good views from all stands, easy access, ample parking. (Steven Devonshire)