WITH Warrington set to be a host town to Papua New Guinea in the RLWC2021, general admission tickets are now officially on sale.
Fans can now secure seats for any of the 61 fixtures being held later this year, across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments that will take place simultaneously for the first time across England.
Fans can now purchase tickets at rlwc2021.com/tickets until Tuesday 1 June, where tickets sales will be postponed until Monday 21 June for seat assignment.
The general sale ticket prices start as low as £2.21 for concessions. The unique tournament will be one of the most accessible and affordable for fans with more than 80% of tickets priced below £50.
Demand for tickets has already exceeded organiser expectations during the ballot period last year, with several fixtures only having limited availability remaining.
Chief executive of Warrington Borough Council, Professor Steven Broomhead MBE said: “Warrington has been given a fantastic opportunity to be involved in what is sure to be a memorable tournament, not just for our town but for the country.”
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the Papua New Guinea men’s team and the PDRL teams to our town later this year and showing them Warrington’s great hospitality and passion for rugby league.
“We encourage all rugby league fans, residents and visitors to Warrington to get involved in this year’s RLWC – whether that’s by purchasing tickets to attend a stadium game, trying rugby league out for yourself or keeping an eye out for all the fantastic activities Warrington will have to offer over the coming months to celebrate the world cup.”
Subject to the coronavirus restrictions being eased in line with the national roadmap, Warrington is taking big steps to prepare for RLWC2021 as a host town. Warrington will be hosting three men’s group games at the Halliwell Jones Stadium:
·New Zealand vs. Lebanon on 24 October;
·Papua New Guinea vs. Cook Islands on 2 November; and
·Samoa vs. France on 7 November
Warrington will also hold the first ever international showcase for the Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) tournament, making use of the new Victoria Park 3G pitch facility, with the PDRL final set to be played at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on 7 November. Coronavirus restrictions permitting, five nations – England, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland and Wales – will be participating in the PDRL tournament.
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. Warrington 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.”
Tournament organisers have also issued a ticket refund guarantee for all ticket buyers should there be restrictions on crowds at the event and to reassure fans in the unfortunate circumstance the event must be cancelled. For more information on the guarantee, visit rlwc2021.com/buy-with-confidence
Premium seats and hospitality experiences are still on sale for all matches to give fans the best match day experience each venue has to offer. More details available at the rlwc2021.com/hospitality
Fans can also secure their ticket through booking their Squad Trip including accommodation and experiences all in one place – making it easy to plan your trip and giving you a great choice across our host towns and cities. Squad Trips available via rlwc2021.com/squadtrips
For full ticketing details, visit rlwc2021.com/tickets. Check out the official RLWC2021 shop at shop.rlwc2021.com to buy competing nations’ merchandise and show your support.
Look out for rugby league themed activity around the town and in some of our parks throughout the summer. Keep an eye on the council website and follow our Warrington RLWC Facebook (@WtonRlwc21) and Twitter (@WtonRlwc21) for updates, including ticket competitions during the summer