Rushmoor is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. It covers the towns of Aldershot and Farnborough. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Aldershot and the Farnborough urban district. The borough took its name from Rushmoor Arena, a military showground constructed at Rushmoor Bottom in 1923. In May 2000, a referendum was held to on whether to change the name of the borough.