RFU ditches plan to sell Twickenham and buy 50% share of Wembley

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  • £663m overhaul of current stadium is focus, Guardian can reveal
  • Masterplan targets 2027 as preferred date for revamp work

The Rugby Football Union has ditched a radical proposal to sell Twickenham and buy a 50% share of Wembley from the Football Association, the Guardian can reveal, instead focusing on £663m plans to overhaul its current stadium.

Twickenham has served as the home of English rugby since 1909 and while the RFU is formulating plans to revamp the stadium as part of its “masterplan programme”, last year the union’s board approved a recommendation to retain an option to “leave” but to “defer formal engagement with the FA”.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/19/rfu-twickenham-wembley-stadium-rugby-union-england under the title “RFU ditches plan to sell Twickenham and buy 50% share of Wembley”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.