Record ticket sales for 2015 RWC

Date published: October 23 2014

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Demand is exceeding supply at every price category for 23 of the 48 matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Demand is exceeding supply at every price category for 23 of the 48 matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

A total of 950,000 tickets were sold in the September general sale, with record levels of demand for tickets for pool and knock-out stage matches.

Tickets were on general sale from September 12-29, and England Rugby 2015 received applications for more than five million tickets.

Ballots were run earlier this week for matches and price points where demand for tickets exceeded supply, and ballots were held for at least one price point in every one of the 48 matches.

Rugby fans will be notified of the results of their ticket applications on Saturday, October 25, and payment will be taken from payment cards from Monday, October 27.

Rugby fans who did not receive tickets in the ballots will receive priority when tickets go back on sale by the end of November. Full details of the November sale, including the dates, will be announced shortly.

Demand for tickets was highest for England v Australia, England v Wales, New Zealand v Argentina and Australia v Wales in the pool stages, and for both semi-finals and the final.

In addition to the 950,000 tickets sold in the September sale, 340,000 tickets were sold by England Rugby 2015 to rugby fans through rugby clubs in England and Wales as part of the rugby community programme, while the overall sales figure will increase through the November sale.

Tickets are still available via the official travel and hospitality programmes with official supporter tour package sales currently at more than 160,000 and on track to break the 184,000 record levels achieved for France 2007, underscoring the attraction of the event around the world.

The official hospitality programme is also tracking at record levels with all boxes sold out at Twickenham, Exeter and Brighton.

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