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The RFU have announced this week that they will be implementing new security measures for the upcoming RBS 6 Nations games held at Twickenham Stadium.

This will include additional security arrangements for bag searches and pat-downs, which will be in place at all entrance points to the stadium and the west fan village.

Match day ticket holders are being advised to arrive at Twickenham Stadium at least 45 minutes before kick-off to allow for these security checks to operate efficiently. Spectators are also being asked not to bring large bags, sports bags or rucksacks into the stadium on match day.

The RFU is working closely with the police and security forces to ensure the safety of those attending games at Twickenham Stadium during the tournament.

Twickenham will host two matches during the RBS 6 Nations, with England to face Ireland on February 27, followed by Wales on March 12.

These heightened security measures follow last November’s terrorist attacks during which three suicide bombers tried to enter France’s National Stadium, Stade de France, as part of a coordinated attack across the city that killed 130 people.

Twickenham Stadium announces installation of LED floodlights

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Twickenham Stadium has this week become the first stadium in Europe to announce the installation of LED floodlights, which will be delivered by Musco Lighting.


This is part of the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) stadium redevelopment programme that is already well underway to ensure the home of England Rugby is a world-leading facility for the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and beyond.


The new LED lights will deliver superior broadcast quality lighting, as well as substantially reduce energy consumption in comparison to metal halide light sources.


Richard Knight, Stadium Director, RFU commented:

We were the first stadium in Europe to install mid-tier LEDs and believe we are now the first to have LED floodlights designed. Better quality lighting will allow us to improve the viewing experience for fans both in the stadium and at home, by keeping ahead of fast moving developments in TV technology. This innovative product also has the added benefit of being more energy efficient and requiring less maintenance.


Jeff Rogers, President of Musco, added:

Musco is proud to work with the Rugby Football Union to provide an efficient, state-of-the-art lighting solution using LED technology for this iconic stadium. The RFU’s forward thinking and concern for the responsible use of energy are commendable.


The dimming controls allow for the light output to be varied when full power of the system is not needed, saving additional energy. The floodlights will have instant on/off capabilities, allowing for special effects and eliminating the time for the lamps to warm-up. The installation also includes custom-designed reflectors that significantly reduce light spill and glare for players and spectators.


Musco is working with the RFU and their design team to design, deliver and install this state-of-the-art and sustainable lighting system at Twickenham Stadium for the autumn of 2014.