USA-All Blacks heads towards sell-out
July 31, 2014
Soldier Field will host the November game © Getty Images
Organisers of the November 1 match between USA and the All Blacks in Chicago are confidently predicting a sell-out with 49,000 of the 61,000 tickets already snapped up.
If Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears, is sold out then it would be a record crowd for a rugby union match in the USA.
US Rugby will need to bring in as much money as it can from the game. Earlier in the month it was revealed it had had to pay US$1 million to cover New Zealand's costs for playing the match.
It will be the first match between the two sides on American soil since 1980.
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