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Prime Minister welcomes RL World Cup 2013 trophy to Number 10

RLWC2013 media release

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#21 dhw

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

I think the target is 500k, but I believe the capacities are higher than this. Sure somebody could wizz through the list and work it out!

Capacity for all the matches is approximately 600k (double header matches only included once).
500k definitely looks achieveable pretty much comes down to the the matches at at the MS, Wembley and Old Trafford (accounts for 40% of the capcity) . Given Wembley and Old Trafford are the biggest matches (those two dates account for the majority of the tickets so far sold) there is a good liklihood of strong crowds there.

#22 Railway End

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

I think the most important games to convince the nation that the RLWC is a big event will be the pool games where the likes of the Pacific Island teams are playing. Hopefully the organising committee will fill the stadia for these matches, even if cheap or free tickets are given to local schoolkids. A full ground for a match that doesn't involve a home nation or Aus/NZ team says to viewers this event is worth watching.

I believe games that feature England/Wales/Aus/NZ will pretty much take care of themselves.

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