As COVID-19 restrictions in the UK begin to ease, organisers remain cautious ahead of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, despite optimism the tournament will go ahead.
On the first day of the return of community sports, it was announced that a five-day priority ticket window will open on Tuesday.
With the final decision planned to be taken by the end of spring, tickets for general admission for the men’s, women’s and wheelchair events will be available on April 6th, 200 days away from the opening match in St. James Park in Newcastle.
While analysing the situation of the Tokyo Olympics, which are planned to be held in July and August, the organisers might extend their final decision until summer.
This will help them grasp a clearer picture on travel and quarantine restrictions which the Government might update by that time.
In the case that the event is cancelled or is held with crowd restrictions, the organisers issued a ticket refund guarantee for all ticket buyers.
This was announced by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media ad Sport Oliver Dowden during a visit to Victoria Park in Warrington.
Tournament chief executive Jon Dutton followed by saying, “It’s another positive moment on our journey to deliver the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup later this year by revealing our ticketing timeline.
“We remain extremely hopeful and optimistic that the tournament will go ahead as planned, although we remain realistic about the challenges that still lie ahead, not least international travel and quarantine.
“We would like to thank the Secretary of State, Oliver Dowden, and the Government for their continued support.”
Author: Catherine Micallef