Rugby League World Cup 2013 announced today that the England v Ireland game at Huddersfield is the first game to sell out. Organisers are confident that the tournament will be the best attended Rugby League World Cup ever.
Since the Super League and NRL Grand Finals, interest in RLWC2013 has grown massively with ticket sales rising day by day as the tournament rolls out the final stages of its marketing strategy.
RLWC2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood said “The immediate pre-tournament period was always seen as crucial to the success of RLWC2013 and I am delighted that our marketing team have succeeded in getting the tournament talked about everywhere and in every medium.
“Over 35,000 people are visiting the RLWC2013 website every day, and we have had to disappoint some people as, quite frankly, certain category tickets are simply sold out.”
In addition to the sell out at Huddersfield, fans have also been clamouring for tickets at other venues. There are no seating tickets left at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington where New Zealand take on Samoa, nor the Workington games where Scotland take on Tonga and Italy. In addition the Main Stand is completely sold out at Rochdale where Fiji play Ireland.
Wood added: “It’s not just the smaller venues that are going well. The three flag ship, premium, events are well on the way to setting new records.
“The event at Cardiff is really one not to be missed. An amazing Opening Ceremony is followed by arguably the biggest game in international Rugby League when England take on Australia and co-hosts Wales play a fascinating-looking Italy team. All this under the closed roof of the Millennium Stadium points to an extraordinary opening day for this tournament.
“The Rugby League World Cup Final also continues to attract huge numbers. 60,000 tickets have now gone for the event at Old Trafford on November 30 as it also heads for a sell-out. We have already had to open up new parts of Wembley for the double header semi-final.”
RLWC2013 Marketing Manager Mark Foster said: “Fans are catching World Cup fever and the level of interest in the England team has been enormous as Huddersfield shows. The good news is fans can still get great value for money tickets to see them at their games in Cardiff and Hull.
“Fans can also get to many other fantastic games across the country. I’d say to both Rugby League fans and lovers of great sport: The best players in the world are coming to play in your back yard. Be there and be part of it.”
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