Newham

Residents urged to support Rugby World Cup 2015

29 November 2013 in 2012 Games and legacy and Events
Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales has encouraged residents to begin planning their Rugby World Cup 2015 experience following the announcement of the ticketing programme for the sport’s showpiece event.
Rugby World Cup 2015 ticket announcement
From left: Newham Council chief executive Kim Bromley-Derry; Sir Robin Wales; East London Rugby Club chairman Nick Bracken; Will Greenwood signing up to the Front Row​
Newham Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation, through the E20 Stadium Partnership, have agreed that five matches can be played at the Stadium in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2015, including the prestigious Bronze Play-Off game.

Tournament organisers England 2015 and the International Rugby Board have confirmed that tickets for matches at the Stadium will start as low as £15 for children and £20 for adults. A family of four will be able to watch former champions South Africa in action for as little as £70.

With a little less than two years to the start of RWC2015, the Mayor and Will Greenwood, a member of England’s RWC 2003 winning team, are looking forward to Newham playing a key role in delivering the tournament.

Sir Robin said: “We are looking forward to hosting matches at the Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It represents another marvellous community benefit from our part ownership of the Stadium and we will be doing everything we can to secure tickets for residents.

“Rugby is a sports development priority in Newham’s Every Child programme and we are also working hard with East London Rugby Club and East London Community Sports Association to use RWC2015 to introduce young people to the sport and deliver a lasting legacy from hosting a successful tournament.”

Will Greenwood added: “Newham residents should really get behind Rugby World Cup 2015. It’s coming to town and I hope to see people there.”