|Rugby World Cup 2019 will be a very special and unique celebration of rugby and Japan, and fans have been snapping up tickets in record numbers ahead of the closure of the current general ticket sales period at 23:59 JST on Sunday, 31 March.|
However, in another boost for those wishing to attend Asia’s first Rugby World Cup, fans will have another opportunity to secure their place with the announcement of a second general ticket sales phase, which opens at 18:00 JST on Saturday, 18 May.
May launch for Official Resale Service
Recognising that plans change, fans will be able to sell and purchase tickets via the Rugby World Cup 2019 Official Resale Service. Opening at 18:00 JST on Friday, 31 May, the service will give fans a safe and secure platform for fans to re-sell Rugby World Cup 2019 tickets at face value to for matches they can no longer attend.
Further details will be released ahead of the opening of the resale service atwww.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets.
Japan ready to welcome the world
With Japan 2019 on track to attract the biggest-ever gathering of overseas fans for a Rugby World Cup, the organising committee is urging fans not to miss out on what promises to be a very special celebration of rugby, its values and Japanese culture.
With just under six months to go, a very interesting picture is developing as to where fans are travelling to Japan from, as you can see from the table below.
|INTERNATIONAL TICKET SALES BY NATIONALITY|
|COUNTRY TICKET %|
5.New Zealand 7.3%
9.South Africa 3.1%
|OTHERS (160 COUNTRIES) 19.7%|