Twickenham – famous home of English rugby – will be featuring the stars and stripes of the USA, when it becomes the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams.
Published: Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Twickenham – famous home of English rugby – will be featuring the stars and stripes of the USA, when it becomes the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams who will take on the New York Giants on Sunday 23 October.
The event, a first for both Hounslow and Richmond boroughs, is a unique combination of intense sporting rivalry as two of the major American football teams meet to gain a victory that will lead them to Super Bowl glory.
Hounslow Council is supporting the event by working closely with Richmond Council, Twickenham Stadium, the National Football League [NFL] and the RFU [Rugby Football Union].
With the match and all the pre and post-match activities set to bring in the crowds, organisers have put into place a procedure for changes to transport and road closures.
The RFU and NFL are hosting a drop-in session on Thursday 6 October, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Twickenham Stadium, Rugby House Door A, for those who want to find out more about the NFL and the match day plans.
Councillor Corinna Smart, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “This is a very exciting event indeed to have taking place on our doorstep.
“The success of the Rugby World Cup 2015 showed just how much people of all ages welcomed the chance to experience a major sporting event near to where they live.
“As always, the organisation around the match has been carried out to ensure that residents and visitor’s safety is a priority and any changes to transport or road closures around the stadium, are kept to a minimum. It should be a great spectacle!”