Tickets for next year’s Rugby World Cup in England will go on sale on Friday, with those for popular matches to be distributed via a ballot, according to organisers.
Prices for adults start at £15 ($45) – £7 ($21) for children – and rise to £715 ($2166.67) for the best seats for the final at Twickenham on October 31, 2015. The average ticket costs around £100 ($303).
“We have worked hard to create as many low-priced tickets as we can and prices start at £7 ($21) for children and £15 ($45) for adults,” said a spokeswoman from England Rugby 2015.
“Over half a million tickets will cost £50 ($151.5) or less, but it is a balance as ticketing revenue is our only revenue stream to fund the tournament.”
A ‘traffic light’ indicator on the ticket website -www.tickets.rugbyworldcup.com – will highlight the matches that are receiving the most applications and are likely to go to a ballot.
“This is an exciting moment as up to one million tickets go on sale for Rugby World Cup 2015,” said Debbie Jevans, chief executive of England Rugby 2015.
“Fans have 17 days to apply, so there is no rush and they should take time to consider what they would like to purchase.”
Rugby World Cup chairman Bernard Lapasset added: “Our objective is to ensure that fans have a great time and therefore we urge all fans to be vigilant and check that they are buying from official channels, as we are very much aware that unofficial sources will attempt to exploit supporters.”
- Planet Rugby