The British & Irish Lions Set To Break New Ground In 2021

Box office smashers.

The Lions look set to break new ground when they travel to South Africa for their 2021 tour. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) currently drawing up plans for two new venues as part of their three-Test series, according to The Rugby Paper.

One of those venues is the 95,000 capacity Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, meaning the Lions could absolutely smash all other previous box-office records.

The SARU is expected to table a proposal that includes the 55,000-seater Green Point Stadium in Cape Town along with the gigantic Soccer City Stadium for two of the three Tests.

Soccer City Stadium

Head of the South Africa Rugby Union Mark Alexander said:

“We are in negotiations with the Lions and the stadium authorities.

“We want to maximise the opportunity to play in the biggest stadiums.

“We’re looking at locations and that’s still up for discussion.”

The SARU are also set to reach an agreement with the Lions regarding the amount of games on the tour, but has stressed it will be a “minimum” of eight.