Tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 go on sale this month via Ticketmaster. Lets hope they don’t encounter the same technical problems experienced by the recent Commonwealth Games
The most controversial method to obtain tickets ( and supposedly contrary to RWC 2015’s terms and conditions) is from travel and hospitality packages that have been on sale since the beginning of the year. Tickets have already found their way on to the secondary market at a huge markup – and no doubt others will follow after September.
RWC2015 have announced that most of the host cities will have Fan Zones,presumably similar to those at recent soccer World Cups.They have also said that venues will have dedicated Rugby World food and drink outlets serving dishes that celebrate the best of English cuisine and in some cases carry a rugby theme……..presumably at World Cup prices.
But will fans be allowed to take their own food and drink into the stadium? Attending the World Cup in Germany in 2006 I can remember being forced to discard my bottles of water on a hot day before I could enter the stadium, and then being obliged to buy more inside to put more money into FIFA’s bulging coffers.