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we are free to sell on club wembley seats as the semi final is'nt part of the club wembley membership iirc

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we are free to sell on club wembley seats as the semi final is'nt part of the club wembley membership iirc

I think the deal was one major RL event each year which was described as Challenge Cup final, World Cup final or an Ashes match, I think.

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thought it was just the challenge cup?? in all the membership bumpth...its "the rugby league challenge cup final"....either way its only 1 RL game a year....and we had that 2 week ago so the semi final is'nt included

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According to the report on www.sportinglife.com, more sponsors are being announced on Tues.

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According to whom? Try buying a ticket in a sold out block.... bizarrely there are still tickets on sale.... thus not sold out?!

 

There is a significant difference between a virtual sell out, which is what is being claimed and an actual sell out.  A virtual sell out implies that at least 90% of the available seats within the bays they are talking about have been sold, with the remaining seats being either scattered singles or the handful of scattered small groups.

 

The claims by Bolton and Wood of virtual sell outs for Wembley and Cardiff is very encouraging. Based upon that, assuming that there is still there is 10% of singles and small groups in the lower tiers at both venues, that means 30,800 tickets have been sold for London, and 21,100 at Cardiff.

 

Throw in what we know as middle tier sales (10 of 52 bays at Wembley & 20 of 43 bays at Cardiff) that gives both grounds a rough sales total of 33,900 at Wembley and 29,400 at Millennium.

 

Both encouraging sales so far, with Cardiff's likely to be significantly larger considering the number of other bays on sale.

 

Also great to see Old Trafford is now past the 45,000 mark.  Though how far past is anyone's guess... 

 

The news of 60% of all ticket sales being outside of RL's heartland is really encouraging.  RL fans already know how good our sport is, and I believe if they're not going to a game, most likely they'll be watching at least one.  We need to continue to use this tournament to lure new people to the sport, and show potential sponsors the appeal our code can have.

 

Speaking of sponsors, I look forward to who they name as the first for the tournament. I'm expecting someone who has/is involved in RL to be named (ie. Gillette, Emirates, Heinz, Tetley, Irn-Bru).  I just hope it is someone of decent enough profile, otherwise I'm sure the critics will be out in force again...

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Interesting to see England football attendance for their WC Qualifier this week at Wembley - 61k incl. 17k corporates, half of which was empty. Good but of context when measuring our sales, looks like we're showing up quite well so far!

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Just booked both matches at Hull KR in the new stand. Think I am looking forward to these 2 more than the England v Fiji match. PNG v Samoa is going to be an absolute belter!! 2 people, 2 matches £33 in total, thanks very much!!

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Any sign yet of the ticket sales "big push"?

 

Eg, this fangled new thing called "advertising and promotion", especially in places like Cardiff itself ??!!

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around 60% of the tickets have already been sold......which is about the same for the entire last world cup in the super mad for it rugby league land of australia...they "sold"* 293,965 tickets for the entire comp...we've beat that already.

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Throw in what we know as middle tier sales (10 of 52 bays at Wembley & 20 of 43 bays at Cardiff) that gives both grounds a rough sales total of 33,900 at Wembley and 29,400 at Millennium.

 

You can't buy 2 x tickets together in 22 of 52 bays in Club Wembley; both sidelines seem to be gone so you can only buy behind the posts/corners. Only £99, £40 and £30 tickets are currently available. Hence why I reckon they'll open the Upper Tier in the £20 ticket bracket.  

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around 60% of the tickets have already been sold......which is about the same for the entire last world cup in the super mad for it rugby league land of australia...they "sold"* 293,965 tickets for the entire comp...we've beat that already.

where did you hear the 60% stat?

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Just ordered my first tickets: for the QFs at Wrexham and Warrington, and for me and the missus at Old Trafford. When I get travel sorted, will also be sorting Wembley and the Wigan QF.

Unfortunately I don't think I can get to Cardiff within my budget, which is a shame.

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To my mind, if we can get to 40k at Wembley and 35k at Cardiff, we will have done enough not to be concerned. With OT already taking care of itself the 3 big events will look good enough for us to concentrate on the RL and relax about the empty seats.

We massively under sell ourselves as a sport in this country. After football and kick for touch, no other sport would be able to shift 500k tickets for its World Cup.

We will remain lower down the establishment pecking order than cheese trolling, but as every year go es by and newspapers become less and less significant, it will matter less.

Am so excited you can cut me with a knife!

In an ideal world, I'll spend the evening of the Wembley game discussing with JB how the Kiwis couldn't live with the Myler/McIllorum combination as we sip our soft southern ales.

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To my mind, if we can get to 40k at Wembley and 35k at Cardiff, we will have done enough not to be concerned.

 

We'll get more than that. I'm going to go for 70k at Wembley and 55k at Cardiff.

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Just ordered my first tickets: for the QFs at Wrexham and Warrington, and for me and the missus at Old Trafford. When I get travel sorted, will also be sorting Wembley and the Wigan QF.Unfortunately I don't think I can get to Cardiff within my budget, which is a shame.

No Avignon or Perpignan?

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It looks like the top tier of the Panasonic Stand (behind the sticks?) is now open at Huddersfield - just bought some £10 tickets in NU1.

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To my mind, if we can get to 40k at Wembley and 35k at Cardiff, we will have done enough not to be concerned. With OT already taking care of itself the 3 big events will look good enough for us to concentrate on the RL and relax about the empty seats.

We massively under sell ourselves as a sport in this country. After football and kick for touch, no other sport would be able to shift 500k tickets for its World Cup.

We will remain lower down the establishment pecking order than cheese trolling, but as every year go es by and newspapers become less and less significant, it will matter less.

Am so excited you can cut me with a knife!

In an ideal world, I'll spend the evening of the Wembley game discussing with JB how the Kiwis couldn't live with the Myler/McIllorum combination as we sip our soft southern ales.

The key thing seems to be that we're going to get decent crowds at the big 3 and the tickets have been sold in a way that ensures we will get maximum atmosphere for the crowd that is there. The tournament will also make a decent profit. We will get decent TV coverage in a number of key countries and the structure of the fixtures as in 2008 will give some good competitive games. And there are several weeks until it starts for it to get even better.

Those of us with tickets need to just get ready now and enjoy it. Should be a very enjoyable few weeks with some great moments.

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Its 60% of tickets sold are to new people, not 60% of tickets have been sold.

thought I had never heard this 60% sales figure.

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Doesnt a £13-15m turnover seem rather low? Based on 500k sales at an average of £20 each thats £10m - that suggests that sponsorship, tv right, merchandise, hospitality etc is really low.

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We'll get more than that. I'm going to go for 70k at Wembley and 55k at Cardiff.

It would be wonderful if we did, I'd be ecstatic. I was thinking of the level at which we could ignore the crowds and concentrate on the rugby.

For all the Northern Solers of the world 70k of mostly southern fans at Wembley would suggest there's a market for TGG darn sarf after all...

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Doesnt a £13-15m turnover seem rather low? Based on 500k sales at an average of £20 each thats £10m - that suggests that sponsorship, tv right, merchandise, hospitality etc is really low.

Not sure if the £20 average is correct. 55% of tickets were priced at £20 or less. But either way does suggest that the ticket sales will be a massive part of the deal.

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Just calculated that I've bought 41 tickets for the World Cup at a cost of £678 so that's about an average cost of £16.50, which is probably a reasonable average ticket price as it is a mix of ticket deals.

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There is a significant difference between a virtual sell out, which is what is being claimed and an actual sell out.  A virtual sell out implies that at least 90% of the available seats within the bays they are talking about have been sold, with the remaining seats being either scattered singles or the handful of scattered small groups.

 

The claims by Bolton and Wood of virtual sell outs for Wembley and Cardiff is very encouraging. Based upon that, assuming that there is still there is 10% of singles and small groups in the lower tiers at both venues, that means 30,800 tickets have been sold for London, and 21,100 at Cardiff.

 

Throw in what we know as middle tier sales (10 of 52 bays at Wembley & 20 of 43 bays at Cardiff) that gives both grounds a rough sales total of 33,900 at Wembley and 29,400 at Millennium.

 

Both encouraging sales so far, with Cardiff's likely to be significantly larger considering the number of other bays on sale.

 

Also great to see Old Trafford is now past the 45,000 mark.  Though how far past is anyone's guess... 

 

The news of 60% of all ticket sales being outside of RL's heartland is really encouraging.  RL fans already know how good our sport is, and I believe if they're not going to a game, most likely they'll be watching at least one.  We need to continue to use this tournament to lure new people to the sport, and show potential sponsors the appeal our code can have.

 

Speaking of sponsors, I look forward to who they name as the first for the tournament. I'm expecting someone who has/is involved in RL to be named (ie. Gillette, Emirates, Heinz, Tetley, Irn-Bru).  I just hope it is someone of decent enough profile, otherwise I'm sure the critics will be out in force again...

Reading the article again, it doesn't mention ticket sales for Wembley at all.

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