Community ticket programme launched for Rugby World Cup 2015
Rugby fans in and around Exeter will have a chance to get their hands on Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets from May onwards.
England Rugby 2015, Tournament Organiser for Rugby World Cup 2015, has released details on the Rugby Community Ticket programme that will see 500,000 tickets go on sale to rugby fans through the English club network and wider rugby community from May 2014.
Exeter will be hosting three matches at Sandy Park as part of Rugby World Cup 2015.
The programme enables clubs and rugby organisations to give members an additional opportunity to access tickets for the tournament, ahead of public ticket sales in September, recognising and rewarding loyal rugby fans.
Each club and organisation will nominate a set number of its members to purchase tickets through the Rugby Community Ticket programme. These members will be selected by the club in a fair and transparent manner with guidance provided by England Rugby 2015.
The selected members will be able to buy tickets from their club’s allocation through the online Rugby World Cup 2015 ticketing system from May 16, 2014.
The ticket allocation for each club and affiliated organisation is based on the RFU’s international ticketing policy and methodology. Allocations will vary across the rugby community but those involved in the programme will have access to tickets for all 48 matches across the country, including England pool matches and knockout matches.
Clubs and organisations involved in the Rugby Community Ticket programme can now decide how they will allocate their tickets and select their members. From May 6 clubs/organisations can upload their members’ details to the RWC 2015 ticketing system ahead of the live sales launch on May 16. Tickets will be on sale to the Rugby Community until June 30.
Tickets will be sold directly to the individual members not to the club or organisation. Tickets can only be purchased by nominated members for their own use. Tickets cannot be used as part of hospitality, fundraising or commercial programmes as they are intended to directly reward the rugby community.
Following the Rugby Community Ticket programme, tickets will go on sale to the public in September. The dates of sale and details will be announced in May 2014.
Sandy Park, Exeter, will host the following Rugby World Cup 2015 games:
- Tuesday 29 September Tonga v Africa 1 – kick off 5pm
- Wednesday 7 October Africa 1 v Georgia – kick off 8pm
- Sunday 11 October Italy v Romania – kick off 2:30pm
(from a press release)