Gloucester will get an official Fanzone for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, it has been revealed.
Gloucester Quays will be open for 11 days to allow supporters to share the World Cup experience.
Each fanzone will include a big screen, rugby activities, food and drink and what organisers are calling "unique regional content". It'll have room for more than 5,000 spectators.
The Rugby World Cup will be on tour around the West Country later in the year. It'll be in the South West between July 7 to 17.
A full list of where it will be in the South West:
- July 7 - Isle of Scilly Five Islands School, Eden Project, and Perranporth Beach
- July 8 - Plymouth University, Dartmoor National Park, Exmouth RFC, and Crediton RFC
- July 9 - South West
- July 10 - Sandy Park, and Woodbury Park, Exeter
- July 11 - Exeter City Centre
- July 12 - Weymouth Beach, Oakmeadians RFC and Devizes
- July 13 - University of Bath, Odd Down Playing Fields, and Guildhall
- July 14 - South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, and Bristol Grammar School
- July 15 - Kingsholm Stadium, Hartpury College, and Gloucester Cathedral
- July 16 - Gloucester Docks, Gloucester City Museum, and Cheltenham RFC
Launching on June 10, 100 days to go to the opening match, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.
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Gloucester Rugby's Kingsholm Stadium has been named as one of the venues for the 2015 rugby union World Cup.
Kingsholm will host four pool games in the tournament, which includes matches involving Scotland and Argentina. Bob Constantine reports:
Stephen Vaughan, managing director of Gloucester Rugby, has told ITV News West Country the club has had "incredible support" in it's bid to make Kingsholm a World Cup venue.
Gloucester Rugby's managing director Stephen Vaughan says the club is "thrilled and delighted" to be selected as a host venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
We're thrilled and delighted to be part of Rugby World Cup 2015 - it's an honour for us. This really is a festival of rugby & what a way to welcome countries to Kingsholm and enjoy the welcome of Gloucester fans.
Gloucester's Kingsholm stadium will play host to Tonga v Europe One in the first of its Rugby World Cup matches on September 19th. They'll then host Scotland v Asia One on September 23rd, before Argentina take on Europe One September 25th.