Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers have announced that tickets will go on sale to members of the general public on September 12th this year, in a window that will last for 17 days.
However, tickets will be released before that to clubs and RFU affiliated organisations. 500,000 tickets will be released to these clubs/organisations in advance, as part of the rugby community ticket programme that will launch on May 16.
6,000 volunteers will be required for the event, and after the success of the volunteering scheme at the Olympics it is no surprise that the places are already heavily oversubscribed, with 20,000 people having applied already. Try-outs will be held in every World Cup city between June and December this year.
England Rugby 2015 CEO Debbie Jevans said: “Our plans are right on track with 500 days to go. We are pleased to announce the dates of the general sale today, allowing fans to save the date and plan. Everything is in place now for a great tournament as we move into the delivery phase of our major campaigns.”
Ian Ritchie, CEO of the RFU, said: “When we launched our legacy vision with three years to go, we talked about inspiring people and bringing rugby to more people across the country. The countdown today marks another important milestone on that journey and there is a real sense of excitement as the tournament gets closer.
“We are investing in people and facilities to make sure that the legacy from hosting the tournament is real and lasting – we want more people playing, coaching, refereeing and volunteering, watching and talking about rugby – and we are on our way to delivering that vision.”