Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets: Demand soars after allocation results
Ticket demand for the 2015 Rugby World Cup soars after the ballot allocations for the tournament were confirmed
In the 24 hours since ballot allocations for the Rugby World Cup were confirmed, thousands of rugby fans who missed out on tickets have turned to viagogo to secure their place at the most eagerly anticipated event of 2015.
Since the allocations were confirmed on Saturday, viagogo has seen a 72 per cent surge in demand, with more than 3.2 million ticket searches registered on viagogo’s 50 global websites in the last 24 hours alone.
Ticket demand is already nearly three times higher than it was for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, with rugby fans from as far afield as Fiji snapping up tickets in anticipation of travelling to the UK next autumn.
England v Australia is currently the most in-demand match on viagogo’s site, followed by France v Ireland, and England v Fiji.
Overall, just over half of total RWC 2015 ticket searches are coming from the UK, followed by Australia, France, Italy and South Africa.
A spokesperson for viagogo commented: “RWC 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most in-demand events of all time, based on ticket searches we’re seeing on our site.
“The good news for rugby fans is that they can still get tickets on viagogo, with prices currently starting from £60 and tickets for England’s opening match against Fiji available from £237.
“As with other high-profile events, we’re warning people to be careful where they buy their tickets to ensure they’re not left empty-handed outside the gates.
“We advise only to buy from sites such as ours that offer a 100 per cent guarantee, rather than from auction sites, classified ads or on the street.”