Experts at Live Rugby Tickets have discovered the rugby stadiums around the world fans are most – and least – satisfied with, in a new study.
To do this, they created an index taking into consideration four factors: atmosphere, cleanliness, affordability, and food.
The study involved content analysis of over 15,000 TripAdvisor reviews for 40 of the biggest rugby stadiums by capacity according to Wikipedia.
Stadiums were ranked in accordance with their average score out of ten across all four factors.
The rugby stadium fans are most satisfied with is Recreation Ground, situated in Bath, England.
Home of Bath Rugby, the stadium scored a whopping score of 9.5 out of 10. The stadium had the highest score (9.7/10) for ‘cleanliness’ and ‘affordability’.
The stadium situated in second place is Welford Road, with a score of 9 out of 10.
Located in Leicester, England, the stadium ranked the highest for ‘cleanliness’ (9.5/10) and ‘food’ (9.3/10).
In third place we have Totally Wicked Stadium, located in St. Helens, England with a score of 8.5 out of 10, followed by Parc y Scarlets, in Llanelli, Wales, with a score of 8 out of 10.
Sandy Park is the stadium in fifth place, with a score of 7.9 out of 10. The stadium, located in Exeter, England, scored high points for ‘atmosphere’ and ‘affordability’ (8.2/10 each).
And these are the stadiums fans are LEAST satisfied with!
The rugby stadium fans are the least satisfied with is Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The stadium scored only 0.3 points on average for the index. Estadio Ciudad de La Plata scored lowest for ‘atmosphere’, ‘cleanliness’ and ‘food’ (0.21 points each).
The second and third worst stadiums for fan satisfaction are Allianz Riviera in Nice, France, and Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, scoring 0.6 points and 1 point respectively.
In fourth place we have National Stadium in Singapore, with 1.7 points out of 10, followed by Strade de France in Saint-Denis, France, with only 1.9 points, putting it in fifth place.