Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has provided an update on ticket sales with the tournament’s opening fixture between England and Samoa men at St James’ Park just over two weeks away.
Total ticket sales have now passed the 350,000 mark as fans look to get their hands on history with tickets being snapped up for the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League World Cup in the sport’s 127-year history.
The opening match in Newcastle on Saturday 15 October, which will bring a party atmosphere to the City, is now two thirds sold out., while England men’s group game against France at the University of Bolton Stadium has fewer than 5,000 tickets remaining. Elsewhere, England women’s opening match at Headingley Stadium in Leeds against Brazil on Tuesday 1 November has now sold almost 10,000 tickets!
Wheelchair tournament tickets at The Copper Box Arena in London are now in limited supply, with Manchester Central having fewer than 1,000 tickets available for the Wheelchair Final on Friday 19 November.
Based on current prices, adults can get into 57 of the 61 matches for ?25 or less. Tickets first went on sale in 2020 with 80% of tickets priced ?50 or less.
This week has seen several nations declare squads with all final squads being released by RLWC2021 on Tuesday 4 October. The Fijian men’s squad also arrived in the UK in the last couple of days as they look to acclimatise to life in the UK ahead of their first fixture against Australia at Headingley Stadium on that opening day.
RLWC2021 Revenue Director, Mick Hogan, said:
“Things are now shaping up with ticket sales really increasing and lots of excitement around the nations revealing the superstars coming to England this Autumn. Lots of categories are now in limited supply, so we’d encourage fans to act quickly to ensure they don’t miss out as we’re likely to see further games selling out in advance of the opening day.”
To be part of the experience at and for all ticketing information, please visit www.RLWC2021.com/tickets