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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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  • Japan Unveils Venues For RWC2019

    ... media. The full list of venues is: - Sapporo Dome, Sapporo City - Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture/Kamaishi City - Kumagaya Rugby Ground, Saitama Prefecture/Kumagaya City - New National Stadium Japan, Tokyo - International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture/Yokohama City - Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka Prefecture - Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture/Toyota City - Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture/Higashi Osaka City - Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium, Kob...

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  • £50m Shortfall Predicted By Japan 2019 Organisers

    ... capacity or the amount that the organisers had to place in trust for World Rugby after the failure to deliver a 80,000 capacity Tokyo stadium for 2019. What is clear is that the use of the existing 50k Tokyo stadium for the opening game and the 70k capacity Yokohama stadium for the final (the venue used for the 2002 football world cup final) already represents 40k less ticket inventory to sell. The loss calculated purely on a per ticket basis of £1250 would seem unusually high. See also... Wor...

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  • RWC2019 Ticket Phase Over-Subscribed

    ... 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, do...

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  • Japan 2019 President Discusses Challenges

    ... 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 the 2002 football World Cup final was held and where the rugby equivalent will be staged in 2019 - to the 16,187 capacity in Kamaishi City, the 12 host grounds have a total average capacity of 37,888, which is almost 10,...

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  • RWC Stadium Doubts In Tokyo & Belfast

    ... showpiece fixture of the Games in the Japanese capital in just over four years, was withdrawn as a World Cup venue due to delays surrounding the original stadium design being scrapped. Matches, including the final, were moved to the International Stadium in Yokohama with work on the stadium not set to begin until 2017. With the 2019 World Cup, which will be the first in Asia, due to start on September 20, that timeframe was not considered long enough but architect Kengo Kuma has hinted that the...

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