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Hartsfield Rugby Grounds

Hartsfield Rugby Grounds Bulawayo Zimbabwe 1

Hartsfield Rugby Grounds stadium is the the first and only rugby stadium in the country. The stadium was built in the early 1920’s whose sole function was to host rugby matches. The stadium was officially opened by the Honourable Prime Minister of Rhodesia Sir Godfrey Huggins on the 23rd of July 1938, the day the British Lions played against the Rhodesian team.

The stadium has two natural grass playing fields. the main Field and the B field. The A field has a Grandstand with a seating capacity of 200 people. The rest of the stadium has a seating capacity of 7200 people.

The stadium boasts of four changing rooms, two on the first floor and two in the ground floor. The changing rooms are fitted with both hot and cold running water and showers. There is the referees changing rooms with separate showers and toilets.

There is the Presidents room that holds the Zimbabwe rugby Unions memorabilia and the Kudu bar for the patrons recreation. The Hartsfield rugby grounds are manned by the Hartsfield manager who has ground staff who work under his supervision.

The Hartsfield grounds hosted several Test matches including the famous win by Rhodesia over the All blacks. Hartsfield has undergone several renovations the latest. Ring the removal of the American Football Grid Goalposts in 2018 which were replaced by the Conventional H goal posts.


  • First Opened : 23 July 1938
  • Match played Rhodesia v British Lions
  • Officially Opened by : The Prime Minister of them Rhodesia: Sir Godfrey Huggins 1938.
  • Renovations: 1955, 1975, 2018
  • Type of Rugby Poles: American Football GridIron Poles changed to the Conventional H poles. 2018
  • Surface: Natural Grass
  • Seating Capacity :750
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