NEXT YEAR sees the Rugby League World Cup come to the UK – and organisers are aiming to make the event, which happens every four years, a spectacular occasion, with something for everyone.
Three tournaments will run alongside each other from 23rd October to 27th November: the men’s World Cup, the women’s World Cup and a Wheelchair World Cup. The matches will be played at a range of venues across north England, the nearest venue to London being Coventry. The exception is the Wheelchair tournament, which kicks off on 11th November at the Copper Box Arena in East London – a venue which will host later matches too.
Competition organisers have put a number of measures in place to make the event accessible to as many fans as possible.
•Match tickets start at £10 (adults) and £2.21 (concessions).
•A range of early bird concessions are available to those buying tickets in 2020.
•Ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund if travel or matches are affected by any COVID-19 restrictions.
•Flexible interest-free payment plans are available.
•20,021 free tickets will be offered to key workers to thank them for their work during the COVID-19 crisis.
Tickets go on sale to recognised fans on Monday, 21st September. Unsold tickets will be put into a public ballot on 23rd October 2020 – exactly one year before the tournament kicks off. Organisers have appointed Ticketmaster to sell tickets.
Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said, “I am delighted that we can offer the most accessible, fair priced and highly anticipated RLWC to fans not only here in England but also those from across the world. This tournament will be unique with so much world class Rugby League action and wherever you look you can see that the tournament provides great value for fans.”
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