Brighton Community Stadium Capacity: 30,750 City: Brighton Matches: South Africa v Japan (Sept 19), Samoa v USA (Sept 20)
Home to football club Brighton and Hove Albion, this stadium was built to replace the decrepit Goldstone Ground. After opening in 2011 at a cost of £93 million (Dhs533 million), the stadium has won many plaudits for its architecture and spacious design.
Elland Road Capacity: 37,914 City: Leeds Matches: Italy v Canada (Sept 26), Scotland v USA (Sept 27)
The famous home of Leeds United has plenty of old-school charm, having hosted the football club since 1919. Its history dates back even further, to 1897, when it was home to Holbeck Rugby Club. It is therefore somewhat fitting that the stadium will host two games at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
Kingsholm Stadium Capacity: 16,500 City: Gloucester Matches: Tonga v Georgia (Sept 19), Scotland v Japan (Sept 23), Argentina v Georgia (Sept 25), USA v Japan (Oct 11)
This historic stadium was the home of the England national team before they settled at Twickenham. It hosted its first Test match back in 1900, when Wales defeated England 13-3. It then had to wait 91 years before its next major match, when New Zealand beat the United States 46-6 at the 1991 Rugby World Cup. Aviva Premiership side Gloucester play their home games at the Kingsholm.
Leicester City Stadium Capacity: 32,312 City: Leicester Matches: Argentina v Tonga (Oct 4), Canada v Romania (Oct 6), Argentina v Namibia (Oct 11)
Leicester City’s football stadium is no stranger to rugby union, having hosted six Leicester Tigers games from 2005 to 2009. It also hosted a match to celebrate South Africa’s centenary of overseas tours, in a game the Springboks won 32-7 against a World XV side.
City of Manchester Stadium Capacity: 47,800 City: Manchester Matches: England v Uruguay (Oct 10)
Built to host the Commonwealth Games in 2002, the stadium is now home to Premier League football club Manchester City. During the Commonwealth Games, all rugby sevens games were played at the stadium, as well as a rugby league international between Great Britain and Australia during the Tri-Nations series in 2004. It also hosted the rugby league Magic Weekend from 2012 to 2014, when an entire round of Super League matches was staged at the venue.
Millennium Stadium Capacity: 74,154 City: Cardiff Matches: Ireland v Canada (Sept 19), Wales v Uruguay (Sept 20), Australia v Fiji (Sept 23), Wales v Fiji (Oct 1), New Zealand v Georgia (Oct 2), France v Ireland (Oct 11), quarter-final match 42 (Oct 17), quarter-final match 43 (Oct 18)
The home of Welsh rugby has already witnessed plenty of iconic sporting moments since it opened in 1999. Wales clinched two Six Nations Grand Slams at the stadium, in 2005 and 2012, and Australia beat France to win the 1999 Rugby World Cup in the Welsh capital.
The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Capacity: 54,000 City: London Matches: France v Romania (Sept 23), New Zealand v Namibia (Sept 24), Ireland v Italy (Oct 4), South Africa v USA (Oct 17), Bronze Final (Oct 30)
Before becoming the permanent home of football club West Ham United, the former Olympic Stadium will reopen temporarily to host five matches at the Rugby World Cup. A warm-up match between Barbarians and Samoa took place in the build-up to the tournament on August 29.
Sandy Park Capacity: 12,300 City: Exeter Matches: Tonga v Namibia (Sept 29), Namibia v Georgia (Oct 7), Italy v Romania (Oct 11)
The home ground of Aviva Premiership team Exeter Chiefs opened in 2006, with planning permission in place to increase capacity to 20,600 over the next two years. The Rugby World Cup will be the first time Sandy Park has hosted international-level matches.
St James’ Park Capacity: 52,409 City: Newcastle Matches: South Africa v Scotland (Oct 3), New Zealand v Tonga (Oct 9), Samoa v Scotland (Oct 10)
This huge stadium is usually packed with the passionate fans of Newcastle United, having been home to the football club since 1892. St James’ Park has also hosted international football, including matches played by the England team.
Stadium MK Capacity: 30,717 City: Milton Keynes Matches: France v Canada (Oct 1), Samoa v Japan (Oct 3), Fiji v Uruguay (Oct 6)
Built as the home of MK Dons FC, Stadium MK opened in 2007 and been synonymous with football ever since. It has, however, hosted its fair share of rugby games. Saracens played a handful of matches at the stadium from 2008 to 2015, while Northampton Saints have used the ground for their European Rugby Champions Cup games.
Twickenham Stadium Capacity: 81,605 City: London Matches: England v Fiji (Sept 18), France v Italy (Sept 19), England v Wales (Sept 26), England v Australia (Oct 3), Australia v Wales (Oct 10), quarter-final match 41, quarter-final 44, semi-final match 45, semi-final match 46, final
The home of English rugby is one of the most famous stadiums in the world. It will host the most games of any venue at this year’s Rugby World Cup and is sure to provide a memorable atmosphere. The stadium hosted its first game 1909, a local match between Harlequins and Richmond, and hosted games at Rugby World Cups in 1991 and 1999.
Villa Park Capacity: 42,785 City: Birmingham Matches: South Africa v Samoa (Sept 26), Australia v Uruguay (Sept 27)
This famous football ground, home to Aston Villa, provides a great atmosphere for Premier League games and will be a popular venue for the Rugby World Cup. Two touring New Zealand sides, in 1924 and 1953, played at Villa Park, both times beating local opposition. The stadium has also hosted rugby league.
Wembley Stadium Capacity: 90,000 City: London Matches: New Zealand v Argentina (Sept 20), Ireland v Romania (Sept 27)
One of the world’s great football stadiums, Wembley also has its fair share of history when it comes to hosting other sports. Both codes of rugby, including Aviva Premiership, European competition and international games, have been played under the arch. The stadium has also hosted American football, motorsport and major concerts.