RWC2019 Ticket Phase Over-Subscribed

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7 March 2018

The Rugby World Cup 2019 ticketing programme has got off to an encouraging start with demand significantly exceeding supply for the initial team and stadium pack sales phase, reflecting a tournament that is exciting fans in Japan and around the world.

A total of 864,000 ticket applications were received from fans in more than 100 nations during the opening priority sales phase, with ballots run for packs where demand exceeded supply, resulting in 300,000 tickets being allocated.

Team pack highlights include more than 100,000 ticket applications for the Japan team pack, more than 50,000 for the England team pack and more than 30,000 applications each for New Zealand and Ireland team packs.

Host city demand was also strong with the Yokohama pack attracting more than 200,000 ticket applications and the Tokyo pack generating 140,000 ticket applications.

More than 50 per cent of applicants opted into the Mastercard ‘Double your chances’ promotion when entering the ballot, doubling their chances of securing tickets by committing to pay by Mastercard in a special benefit that the official payment partner is offering consumers. This promotion will also apply to the remaining phases of ticket sales detailed below.

Successful applicants have been informed by email.

Rugby fans who were unsuccessful in the ballots for this phase have the chance to secure the tickets they want via future phases and are urged to save the following dates:

• Host cities residents’ priority group ballot applications: 19 March-12 April

Front Row/Supporters’ Club priority group ballot applications:

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