Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

Back in Town: Premiership Rugby club London Irish return home

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Hamish Percy
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After 20 years playing at the Madjeski Stadium in Reading, London Irish are moving back home.

The Exiles will be playing their rugby at Brentford’s new Community Stadium from the start of the 2020/21 season.

Having played their home matches at The Avenue in Sunbury and then sharing The Stoop with Harlequins for one season in 1999, London Irish moved to the Madjeski in 2000.

However, Irish are moving back home, re-establishing themselves closer to their historic base.

With a capacity of 17,250, outstanding transport links and excellent brand-new facilities the stadium will be a perfect fit for the club’s future.

London Irish’s season tickets for their first season at Brentford are now on sale.

Part 1 and 2 below.