Seats Added For Women's RWC Pool Games

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13 June 2017

The demand for tickets to the pool stages of Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 has resulted in additional capacity being added to the UCD Bowl in Dublin with less than two months to go until the tournament starts.

The additional capacity will allow 16,000 people to attend the opening matches of the tournament on 9 August when defending champions England will take on Spain before USA play Italy and then hosts Ireland get their campaign under way against Australia.

The pool stages of Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 will take place in two venues in Dublin, the UCD Bowl and Billings Park, on 9, 13 and 17 August and additional capacity is being added to the Bowl after all three match days sold out. The second and third match days at Billings Park are sold out and additional capacity may also be added to this venue.

IRFU tournament director Garrett Tubridy said: "When we marked 100 days to go we advised people to get their tickets fast, and sure enough people moved quick. Having sold out the Bowl on all days, and Billings Park on two match days, we re-visited our plans to see how we can meet the ongoing demand. We are building additional capacity at the Bowl to meet that demand and those tickets are being released to general sale today.

"It's great to see that the tournament is capturing the imagination of the public and this is being reflected in demand

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