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Ask any Capetonian for directions to Newlands Stadium and a reply will always be, “Which one? Rugby or Cricket?” This is because there are 2 stadiums with the same name in Cape Town, and in the same suburb, each offering rugby and cricket sports events. Although both grounds were opened in the same year, 1888, rugby is the more popular of the two sports and why Newlands Stadium is generally spoken of as the rugby venue.
Newlands Stadium is the oldest rugby stadium in the country and the 2nd oldest worldwide. Here, age-old traditions still apply and although the kit and a few rules changed over the years, fans have visited the stadium to watch their beloved Cape team for over a century. Rugby games generally happen on Saturday afternoons, fans dress up and arrive early to enjoy the music outside and be part of the festive atmosphere. Bars are open and those with contacts... Show more