Dutton aiming for full capacity at World Cup

RLWC 2021 Chief Jon Dutton has said all tickets will still be sold as planned ahead of the event next year.

Rugby will be played behind closed doors until October, if trials are successful, but the government warned it could still be sometime before stadiums are back at full capacity.

Tickets are due to go on sale in September.

He said: “Our plan is still to sell tickets to venue capacity. Obviously we will have to work with governement, and continue to follow medical advice.

“We have in the region of one million tickets to sell. But we do have time on our side.

“But it is encouraging that people will start to come back to venues, and there will be a gradual ramping up.

“Hopefully, by October 23rd, we will be ready to go with 52,000 people inside St James’ Park for that first game.”

England Men will take on Samoa in the first game of the World Cup in Newcastle, with kick off at 2.30pm.

Full schedule can be found here.

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