There’s now less than 200 days to go until the start of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 – which will see games played on our doorstep at Leigh Sports Village.
Tickets to see the matches are now on general sale until 1 June, and prices start from as little as £2.21 for concessions.
But you may need to hurry – demand for tickets has already exceeded organisers expectations during the ballot period last year, with several fixtures only having limited availability remaining.
Which Rugby League World Cup matches are taking place in Leigh?
Leigh Sports Village will host three men’s tournament games:
• Wales vs Cook Islands – Wednesday 27 October, 7.30pm.
• Lebanon vs Ireland – Sunday 31 October, 2.30pm.
• Lebanon vs Jamaica – Sunday 7 November, 12pm.
Even if you’re not usually a follower of Rugby League, this is a fantastic opportunity to see world class sport being played on our doorsteps – and with 80% of tickets priced below £50 it won’t cost a fortune, either.
If you’ve been missing the thrill of live sport and being part of a crowd, this could be one of your first opportunities to enjoy it again. World Cup organisers are working alongside UK governing bodies to deliver a restriction free tournament and are promising full stadiums, too. However they have also issued a ticket refund guarantee, should there be restrictions on crowds at the event and to reassure fans in the unfortunate circumstance the event has to be cancelled.
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: “This is a momentous day for the tournament as general admission tickets go on sale to the public. Wigan and Leigh has a big part to play at RLWC2021, as they get ready to host three crucial group stage fixtures in the men’s tournament.
“The last year or so has been an incredibly challenging one for everyone, including fans deprived of seeing live events, and to be able to go on sale for what promises to be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history is very exciting.
“The countdown is well and truly on, and fans from all of our incredible host cities can feel the excitement building, with general sale being the latest milestone passed on the road to RLWC2021.
“With the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournament tickets going on sale, there are so many amazing fixtures for fans to secure their seats to, giving them a chance to be involved in what is sure to be a fantastic World Cup. There is a real opportunity for them 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 full ticketing details visit rlwc2021.com/tickets