Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan

  • £50m Shortfall Predicted By Japan 2019 Organisers

    Japan Today has reported that Yoshiro Mori, vice president of the organizing committee for Rugby World Cup 2019, said last week that the inability to use the new national stadium will cost organizers 10 billion yen (£50m). Speaking in Tokyo, Mori said the government’s decision to scrap the original plan, that would have had an 80,000-seat stadium ready for the 2019 event, will result in reduced revenues for the Rugby World Cup. He apparenty said that to make up for the shortfall, 2019 organis...

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  • Lipovitan D Manufacturer Taisho Becomes Latest RWC2019 Sponsor

    World Rugby have announced that Taisho Pharmaceutical has become the latest official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Taisho Pharmaceutical will showcase its market-leading energy drink Lipovitan D during the tournament, which will be played across 12 venues the length and breadth of the host nation between 20 September and 2 November in two years time. Lipovitan D has a long-standing association with Rugby in the host nation as Japan men's national team jersey sponsor since 2001 and th...

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  • Japan 2019 Ticket Sales Schedule - 50% Under £100

    ... Rugby World Cup with launch of the ticketing programme that has1.8 million tickets available with prices start at ¥1,000 (£6.60) for children and ¥2,019 (£17.55) for adults. Half the tickets will be sold for under ¥15,000 (£100). Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan will begin in January 2018. 60,000 fans have already registered to create a ticketing account. The organisers have announced a three-phase programme this week that recognises domestic and global demand, rewarding the...

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  • Tokyo Stadium Not Ready for RWC 2019

    Reuters have reported that World Rugby officials are seeking urgent talks with organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup following Friday's surprise announcement that Japan's proposed new national stadium won't be ready in time for the tournament. The 80,000-seat stadium in Tokyo, which is also the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics, was scheduled to host the biggest matches in 2019, including the opening game and the final of the first Rugby World Cup awarded to Asia. But those plans were all...

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  • SECOM Sponsors As Japan 2019 To Announce Fixtures And Tickets Two Years Out

    World Rugby has announced that SECOM has become an official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The security firm is partnering RWC for the first time, but is a long-standing partner of Rugby in the host nation through the Japan Rugby Football Union, Sunwolves Super Rugby team and the Top League. Under the deal, SECOM will provide security expertise to the tournament organisers to support operational delivery for the tournament that will be played across 12 host cities. SECOM Co. Ltd. pres...

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  • Canon Extend RWC Sponsorship To 2019

    ... around the globe.” Canon Inc. chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai added: “Following on from Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, Canon is delighted to continue backing the tournament, which will take place in Asia for the first time, as an official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. “In addition to supporting professional photographers and news media from Japan and overseas as they capture the intense action of the World’s top teams facing off in peak condition, Canon, working together wi...

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  • World Rugby Wants New Japan 2019 Plan By End Of September

    World Rugby has confirmed that it is seeking formal reassurances from Japan 2019 organisers on a number of key points following the loss of the National Stadium as a host venue and wants to see progress by the end of September. A statement from World Rugby read: “Following a detailed analysis of the impact of the Japanese government’s disappointing decision to remove the new National Stadium from the inventory of Rugby World Cup 2019 host venues, World Rugby has set out a revised roadmap fo...

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  • Japan 2019 President Discusses Challenges

    The president of the Japan 2019 organising committee, Akira Shimazu, has talked to the BBC about the ticketing challenges his team is facing at the next Rugby World Cup. Please find an excerpt from the article below: "We have 12 host venues but we actually have 19 local governments covering those 12 venues," he says. "I've 40 years' experience working in that World." A World Cup in Japan is by turns exciting and challenging. From the 72,327 capacity at the International Yokohama Stadium - where...

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  • World Rugby Settles For Reduced Capacity At Major Japan 2019 Games

    World Rugby has revealed that the 2019 World Cup final will take place at the Yokohama Stadium, while the opening game and ceremony will be staged at the Tokyo Stadium. The revised plan is necessary after it was announced that the new National Stadium will not be ready in time for the tournament and the fact that the two replacement grounds for these two big occasions have smaller capacities will be a big blow to organisers. Yokohama Stadium has a capacity of just over 70,000 and Tokyo Stadium c...

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  • DHL Renew World Rugby Partnership For Japan 2019

    World Rugby and DHL have announced the renewal of the global logistics provider as a Worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. DHL is a major supporter of Rugby Worldwide, including sponsorship of the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, and has again secured the designation of Official Logistics Partner for Japan 2019. The partnership extends DHL’s association with Rugby’s showcase event to three editions and ensures that World Rugby’s target of six Rugby World...

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