(article originally appeared on BAFA website: https://www.britishamericanfootball.org/news/venue-confirmed-for-gb-lions-vs-russia)
Tilsley Park in Abingdon set to host GB Lions men’s contact vs Russia on 19 October
The GB Lions men’s contact team have two qualifying pool games later this year for the next IFAF European Championships – at home to Russia in October and away to Sweden in early November.
BAFA are delighted to confirm that the venue for the home game against Russia on 19 October will be Tilsley Park in Abingdon, also home of the Oxford Saints.
With ample parking and great facilities for spectators and players, the 4G surface at the stadium reduces the risk of interference from wet British weather.
Operations Director Steve Rains said: “We are very grateful to Chris Warren from the Saints who gave us the lead on this venue a couple of weeks ago. Tilsley Park are very keen to be a destination for high profile American Football events and it’s a perfect location for this game. We hope this is the start of a great future relationship between BAFA and the venue.
The stadium can seat 500 spectators with a further 500 standing so it would be great to see the whole football community get behind the Lions in their quest to reach the top four play-off group for 2020.”