Twickenham Stadium in England is set to be transformed into a golfing destination this summer.
The stadium has become famous as the home of English rugby, but will be introduced to a whole new ball came as golfers will have the chance to play a round at the iconic venue.
In partnership with US-based golf entertainment company Stadium Golf Tour, UK sports marketing agency Maverick Sports & Entertainment, and the bosses at Twickenham, the concept will allow more than 7,000 competitors to shoot nine holes inside the stadium this summer as part of a tour.
Tickets are being sold in pairs, with up to eight players allowed in one group.
The Stadium Golf Tour has scheduled six events in the United States, with the first having aready taken place at Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium earlier this month. Further events in Texas, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina and Wisconsin are in the planning stages, while no further details on venues in the UK and Europe were available.
Nine tee boxes will be constructed around the stands at Twickenham, from where golfers will aim for the designated holes on the pitch itself, with scoring ranging from eagle to double-bogey depending on accuracy.
There will also be a ‘Clubhouse’ constructed, while golfers can also gain access to simulators, a chipping and putting area, and a tour of the stadium.
Nils Braude, Managing Director, Twickenham Experience Limited, said, “This is an incredible partnership, which will turn an 82,000-seater stadium into a visionary, powerful and exciting golf course.
“We’re delighted to form a pivotal role in such an innovative tour. Everyone at Twickenham will make sure we play our part by offering great hospitality and experience to every one of the golfers that comes and plays at the home of England Rugby.”
Michael Wiggins, president of the Stadium Golf Tour, added, “We wanted to kick off the UK Tour by going to some amazing stadiums with great fan bases. So, Twickenham Stadium is right on top of the list.”