Rugby World Cup 2015 - Fanzone Exeter

Rugby World Cup 2015 - Fanzone Exeter

Project Delivery Partner

The Rugby World Cup 2015 was held across 13 match venues. Exeter became one of the 13 Host Cities and commissioned the delivery of a 5000 capacity Fanzone within the heart of the city as part of a 5 week festival of rugby. 

Start Date: 1 July 2015

Location: Exeter, United Kingdom

Categories: Entertainment, Sports & Venues, Government

Services: Project Management, Construction Management

The brief

Act as Exeter City Council's Delivery Partner for the design, procurement and operation of the Fanzone including acting as Principal Contractor under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

The challenge

Northernhay Gardens was pre-selected as the venue for its city centre location. However, it was an immensely challenging venue to facilitate the target capacity of 5000 persons at any one time. Substantial analysis had to be carried out as part of the overlay design to ensure that attendees would have perfect sight lines to the installed screens.

The result

The Fanzone was delivered on time and on budget with a spotless safety record and provided a fitting stage for Exeter's rugby fans to enjoy Rugby World Cup 2015.