Using guitars, drums or vuvuzelas is prohibited on the ground of this stadium.
Located in Cape Town, South Africa, Newlands Stadium is the oldest rugby stadium in its continent and the second oldest in the world. It is also referred to as the DHL Newlands for sponsorship reasons. It was in 1888 when the 'Western Province Rugby and Football Union' bought the land to build this stadium. The firstpermanent concrete stand was built here in 1919. Later on, during the 1950s, numerous renovations have been made to make this stadium up to the mark. At present, the stadium has four main stands. The Craven stand has a large terrace area whereas the Pickard stand is alcohol-free and also has stadium's video screen. It is the home stadium of South African professional rugby union team "Stormers". However, "Western Province" also plays its home games here.
The first official match at Newlands took place on 31 May 1890 when Stellenbosch defeated Villagers there in front of a crowd of about 2,400 people.
The capacity of the stadium is for 51,900 viewers. It is not an all-seater stadium.
The stadium witnessed the tenants "Stormers" bagging their first victory in Super Rugby in season 2012.
In 1995, the stadium hosted the Rugby World Cup matches including two pool games of Pool A, a quarterfinal match between England and Australia, and the semi-final match between England and New Zealand.
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