Stadium Four Nations Fixture a Huge Success


As part of the Rugby League Four Nations 2016 Tournament, The John Smith’s Stadium are proud to have hosted the England v New Zealand clash, which was not only the opening game for both teams but also the only guaranteed England game in the whole North of England, on Saturday 29 October. New Zealand were victorious, clinching their win by just one point in the 65th minute, making the final score 17 – 16 to the Kiwis.

We at The John Smith’s Stadium are absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the event. Everyone involved in the day worked very hard to make the event the huge success that it undoubtedly was. Major International events like this are very prestigious for KSDL and The John Smith’s Stadium, as well as Huddersfield – a town that is proud to be labelled the ‘birth place of rugby league and enhance our reputation enormously.” Gareth Davies, Managing Director at KSDL.

The Day In Numbers

  • On the day around 24,100 fans packed into the ground, making it one of the most well-attended sporting fixtures held at The John Smith’s Stadium.
  • There were 50 volunteers assisting at the event of which we would to give an enormous thanks to
  • On the day, the team at The John Smith’s Stadium sold 3,200 pies, 3,700 meal deals and an incredible 10,560 pints of beer/lager
  • The Stadium Hospitality enjoyed huge success, with the catering team feeding around 1,000 people on the day, of which the service, food and experience received fantastic feedback.
  • Entertainment and community involvement at the event included 500 various performers, who entertained the crowds with a wide range of routines and recitals including; dance, cheerleading, choir and anthem singing.