Fletcher's Fields

Coordinates: 43°55′06″N 79°23′03″W / 43.91833°N 79.38417°W / 43.91833; -79.38417

Fletcher's Fields is a rugby stadium in Markham, Ontario, Canada.[1] There are six rugby fields,[3] but only one with a grandstand for spectators. The club house, with changerooms and a snack bar, is located in the centre of the facility. Parking is located in two lots south of 19th Avenue and one north of the clubhouse.

Fletcher's Fields
Location2743 19th Avenue
Markham, Ontario, Canada[1]
Capacity3,200[3]
SurfaceGrass
Opened1980
Tenants
Toronto Rebellion,[2] Toronto Nomads, Toronto Saracens

The field was named for Denis Fletcher, a proponent of rugby in Ontario during the 1950s and 1960s.[4]

It previously served as home to the Toronto Rebellion of the Rugby Canada Super League.[2] The stadium, which seats 3,200 people,[3][1] has hosted numerous Canada national rugby union team matches in the past was one of the venues for the 2008 Churchill Cup.[5] It also hosted the 2011 Colonial Cup.[6]

Rugby LeagueEdit

In 2011 this venue hosted all Canadian National Rugby League team matches which included:

  • Canada vs Jamaica
  • Canada vs USA[7]
  • Canada vs South Africa[8]

Due to pitch work at Lamport Stadium, Toronto Wolfpack played their home Betfred Championship match against Swinton Lions at Fletcher's Field on May 5, 2018.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "OUA Partners with Rugby Ontario and Rugby Canada to Host Gold Medal Match". Ontario University Athletics. 2005-10-14. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  2. ^ a b "National Junior Championship: Schedules". Rugby Canada National Junior Championship. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  3. ^ a b c "Pre-Games training site: Fletcher's Field". Government of Ontario. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  4. ^ "History of Fletcher's Fields". Fletcher's Fields. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Argentina Pumas pip Canada". Planet Rugby. 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  6. ^ "Tips regarding supplementation | American National Rugby League - Rugby league in the United States".
  7. ^ "Canada defeat the USA 18-16". Canada Rugby League. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "Canada looks ahead to South Africa Test". Canada Rugby League. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011.

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