Five things: Headingley stadium, Leeds

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Think you know Headingley stadium? Think again.

The first rugby union match ever played at Headingley was between Leeds and Manningham on September,20 1890, which was when the stadium was first opened.

The record attendance at the ground currently stands at 40,175, which was for a rugtby league match between Leeds and Bradford Northern played on May 21, 1947.

Since 2006, the stadium has officially been known as the Headingley Carnegie Stadium. This is as a result of sponsorship from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Headingley got its first new pitch since 1963 thanks to a £1m project in 2012. The pitch had not been overhauled since 1963 when undersoil heating was installed.

The stadium has hosted the Great Britain rugby league side 29 times since 1908, the last of which was when they beat France by a whopping score of 72-6 on April 2, 1993.

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