There’s still time to secure your tickets at special promotional prices for the Rugby League Word Cup 2021 as the competition celebrates a record-breaking year of hugely encouraging sales and the first-ever public ticket ballot – as well as ground-breaking social impact in what will be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history.
In a year of achievements and firsts, the unique RLWC2021, with men’s, women’s and wheelchair events being held simultaneously, has also partnered with Cazoo in the biggest sponsorship deal in the tournament’s history which saw the UK’s leading online car retailer announced as RLWC2021’s Principal Sponsor.
The confidence shown in the tournament, with the optimism of fans returning to stadiums in 2021, has shone through in the ticket sales which have exceeded the expectations of organisers who have also honoured the bravery of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic with 20,021 free tickets being allocated to key health and care workers.
Fans from 32 countries around the world have bought tickets, with 70% of all ticket purchases considered new to the sport. Organisers are giving fans the final chance to access special 2020 promotional prices for this historic tournament in an end-of-year-sale for tickets between 26-31 December.
Councillor Dave Craker, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “With just a year to go until Hull hosts one of the incredible opening fixtures of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, the city is very much looking forward to welcoming rugby fans from around the world.
“Hull is well-versed in playing host to visitors and, as a city of culture, we are ready to celebrate this sport that is very special to the people of Hull.”
At the heart of the tournament has been the principles of good governance and integrity, and the success of that approach has been underlined by the outstanding board governance review supported by the launch of a sustainability charter and the work undertaken on the diversity and inclusion action plan.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, said: “The Rugby World Cup 2021 has already delivered significant positive social and commercial benefits to its 18 host cities and the surrounding areas – across the North of England.’
“Through smart partnerships and innovative thinking, the RLWC2021 is well on course to achieving its stated aim of being the biggest and best in history.”
RLWC2021 Chief Executive Jon Dutton, added: “It’s been a remarkable year as we build our momentum to 2021, one we could never have expected, but a year we’ve adapted, advanced and seen huge achievements – especially by delivering positive social impact that are already making a difference.”
“As fans begin to return to stadiums across the world, we know that RLWC2021 is going to play a major part of that celebration of sport next year.”