Putting the fans first

11 Sep 2020 09:56
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RUGBY League World Cup 2021 organisers declared their determination to put the ‘fans first’ as ticket prices for the competition were announced.

The University of Bolton Stadium will host an England group game and a quarter final and the French national team will be based in the borough.

Westhoughton Lions were actively involved in the bid to host a team and the games and have received a grant from the organisers to create a new fully accessible clubhouse.

The tournament is set to generate £4.5million for Bolton’s economy.

Announcing ticket details, organisers said they were committed to delivering the most inclusive and accessible tournament in modern history.

And they will also recognise frontline heroes by providing 20,021 free tickets as a mark of gratitude for their “priceless contribution” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 80 per cent of tickets will be priced below £50. This is the first time in history the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will be held at the same time and prices will begin at £2.21 for children (Under 16) and £10 for adults across all three tournaments.

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 chief executive, said: “I am delighted that we can offer the most accessible, fair priced and highly anticipated RLWC to fans not only here in England but also those from across the world.

“This tournament will be unique with so much world class Rugby League action and wherever you look you can see that the tournament provides great value for fans.

“There is a real opportunity for fans to not only support their own nation, but also the realistic and affordable possibility of seeing some of the other high-profile games and maybe adopting a second team in the tournament.”

For the full ticketing details visit: rlwc2021.com/tickets


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