- Tickets for all 48 matches will go on general sale September 12 – September 29 2014
- 500,000 tickets go on sale to rugby fans this month through the Rugby Community Ticket programme
- Tournament plans are in great shape and on track with 500 days to go
England Rugby 2015, the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, has today announced the dates of the general ticket sales window for next year's tournament.
Tickets for all 48 matches will go on sale via an application window which opens on September 12 and closes on September 29, 2014.
From September 12, members of the public will be able to select the matches they want to attend across the country and in Cardiff. Any oversubscribed matches balloted.
Fans can join The Front Row, the official newsletter for RWC 2015, for all the latest news on ticketing.
In advance of the general sale, 500,000 tickets will go on sale to rugby fans this month through the Rugby Community Ticket programme whcih was launched earlier this year. All clubs and RFU affiliated organisations in England will, from today, be able to register their nominated members to purchase tickets from May 16, 2014.
The programme gives clubs the opportunity to recognise and reward loyal fans who support the game week in week out in the host country for Rugby World Cup 2015. A similar programme has also launched today in Wales giving Welsh rugby club members the chance to purchase tickets for the eight matches at the Millennium Stadium, given the important role the stadium will play at RWC 2015.
As tournament planning progresses at pace, fans can look forward to the announcement of teams bases, international and domestic Rugby World Cup trophy tours, the confirmation of 'The Pack', as well as the completion of the qualification process.
Debbie Jevans, England Rugby 2015 CEO, said: "Our plans are right on track with 500 days to go. We are pleased to announce the dates of the general sale today, allowing fans to save the date and plan."
"We have seen a very strong response to the Rugby Community Ticket programme and we are pleased we have enabled clubs to recognise their loyal fans with access to tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 on home turf. From today, members are being registered and 500,000 tickets will go on sale from May 16 to June 30."
Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "With 500 days to go, everything is in place to ensure that Rugby World Cup 2015 is an unforgettable experience for players and fans, delivering a record-breaking platform for the promotion and growth of rugby worldwide."
"The vision and dedication of the event organisers has driven great excitement and enthusiasm across the 13 venues and host cities and this is being reflected across the global rugby community as we count down to what I am confident will be the biggest and best Rugby World Cup yet, furthering the profile and growth of rugby in the host nation and worldwide."
Ian Ritchie, RFU Chief Executive, said: "When we launched our legacy vision with three years to go, we talked about inspiring people and bringing rugby to more people across the country. The countdown today marks another important milestone on that journey and there is a real sense of excitement as the tournament gets closer."
"We are investing in people and facilities to make sure that the legacy from hosting the tournament is real and lasting – we want more people playing, coaching, refereeing and volunteering, watching and talking about rugby – and we are on our way to delivering that vision."
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