Nearly 60,000 people have visited the Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park so far during the tournament.
There have also been 200,000 people from all over the world who have been to the former Olympic Stadium for the four matches held there - the final one is the bronze final on Friday, October 31 .
Newham’s mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “When Newham was awarded the honour of being a host city for Rugby World Cup 2015, we said we would put on a great party. Almost 60,000 people in our Fanzone so far can’t be wrong.
“The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been a great location to welcome the residents of Newham and supporters from around the world. Everyone has embraced the spirit of this great tournament and rugby in general. We’ve already seen top teams from New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, France, Italy, USA, Namibia and Romania and we’ve still got the prestigious bronze final to come.”
The Fanzone has welcomed the likes of All Blacks legends Jonah Lomu and Justin Williams, England’s Kyran Bracken, France’s Serge Betsen and the Webb Ellis Cup.
At the next match on October 30, England’s Rugby World Cup 2003 winner Iain Balshaw will be visiting the park.
Among the things available at the Fanzone are live big screens of the matches, sporting activities and live music.