World Cup ticket prices confirmed
November 27, 2013
The World Cup ticket prices and schedule © IRB
Ticket heaven or hell?
The ticketing structure has been announced for the 2015 World Cup with adult prices ranging from £15 through to £715 for a seat.
England kick-off the World Cup against Oceania 1 - likely to be either Fiji or the Cook Islands - on September 18 at Twickenham with the cheapest adult ticket priced at £75 which will get you a Category D ticket. The prices then increase up to £315 for a Category A ticket.
England's matches against Wales and Australia have the same ticket prices and both will be held at Twickenham but Stuart Lancaster's men will also journey north for their other pool match. England play at the Manchester City Stadium on October 10 against a play-off winner with adult tickets ranging from £50 to £250. All of England's pool matches kick-off at 8pm.
Tickets to watch the World Cup holders New Zealand range from £50 through to £175 with Wales and Ireland available at a similar rate. Scotland's tickets are slightly cheaper with their games taking place at Elland Road, Kingsholm and St James' Park with prices ranging from £30 up to £175.
Child's tickets are available from £7 for 41 of the 48 matches.
For the World Cup quarter-finals, tickets start at £85 and go up to £250, with no child rates on offer. Semi-final tickets, with the games taking place on October 24 and 25 range from £125 to £515.
And the final, which kicks-off at 5pm on October 31, sees prices range from £150 through to £715, the dearest ticket in the World Cup.
The 2.3million tickets will go on sale in 2014 with travelling fan packages available from January 1, 2014. Hospitality packages then go on sale from February 2 with those who are part of rugby clubs getting a chance to buy theirs in May or June in 2014.
The application process for general tickets begins in September 2014 with tickets then fully available in November or December. Matches which are over-subscribed will see the tickets go into a ballot.
"We want the tournament to be a celebration of rugby, encouraging more people to support and enjoy the game," England 2015 CEO Debbie Jevans said. "We have a range of ticket prices for every budget - for fans and families who want to come to one of the world's greatest sports events.
"Our ticketing programme is built for fans who support the game week in week out, whilst encouraging a new generation of rugby fans through Rugby World Cup 2015."
IRB CEO Brett Gosper added: "This announcement represents a fantastic opportunity for fans around the world to experience what promises to be a very special Rugby World Cup. It is the day that they can start to plan. There are affordable and accessible options to suit every need."
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