Rugby venues in Wales named amongst the best and worst in the world
TWO rugby venues in Wales have been named amongst the best, and worst, stadiums in the world.
Llanelli’s Parc Y Scarlets was ranked fourth best, coming behind St Helens, Welford Road (Leicester) and the Recreation Ground (Bath, first).
Swansea’s Liberty Stadium did not fare as well though, ranked as the 14th worst rugby stadium in the world.
Experts at Liverugbytickets.co.uk wanted to discover the rugby stadiums around the world fans are most – and least – satisfied with, in a new study.
To do this, Liverugbytickets.co.uk 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.
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The rugby stadium fans are most satisfied with is Recreation Ground, situated in Aldershot, 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 is the 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).
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 is the National Stadium in Singapore, with 1.7 points out of 10, followed by Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, with only 1.9 points, putting it in fifth place.
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