Were you lucky enough to get tickets in the recent scramble for Rugby World Cup tickets? Organsiers are warning that tickets are now becoming very tricky to get, as the World Cup heads towards sell-out status.
“While there is still reasonable availability for certain pool matches, tickets for the most popular matches remain extremely limited. These include all knockout stage matches and pool matches featuring the host nation Japan, defending champions New Zealand, as well as Ireland and England”, World Rugby said.
The next round of tickets went on sale January 15th, however many fans left disappointed as tickets for the group matches or cheaper seats soon sold out.
Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 Organizing Committee CEO Akira Shimazu said: “With less than 250 days to go before Asia’s first Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, it’s incredibly exciting to see the phenomenal response from rugby fans here in Japan and from across the world. The huge demand for tickets points to Rugby World Cup 2019 being a truly special tournament.”
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont added: “Rugby World Cup is proving to be the event to attend in 2019 with record ticket applications. The incredible demand for tickets demonstrates that Asia’s first Rugby World Cup has truly captured the imagination of fans around the world. It will be a tournament that has fans and teams at heart, celebrates rugby and Japan and will further the reach and growth of the sport across Asia and around the world.”
But if fans are unable to secure tickets in the January sales window, organisers have said that limited quantities of tickets will be periodically made available for sale across 2019 as new ticket inventory becomes available.