World Cup tickets on sale in September
May 6, 2014
It is 500 days until the 2015 Rugby World Cup © Getty Images
Organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup say their plans are "right on track" for the tournament with tickets going on general sale on September 12.
The window will last 17 days until the 29th but before that, members of clubs and RFU affiliated organisations will have a chance to snap up 500,000 tickets in advance of the general sale through the rugby community ticket programme which launches on May 16.
The World Cup Trophy Tour
Central to the logistical side of the World Cup are the volunteers with 6,000 required. At present the organisers have 20,000 applicants and try-outs will be held between June and December, 2014, in every World Cup host city.
Debbie Jevans, England Rugby 2015 CEO, said: "Our plans are right on track with 500 days to go. We are pleased to announce the dates of the general sale today, allowing fans to save the date and plan. Everything is in place now for a great tournament as we move into the delivery phase of our major campaigns"
Ian Ritchie, RFU CEO, said: "When we launched our legacy vision with three years to go, we talked about inspiring people and bringing rugby to more people across the country. The countdown today marks another important milestone on that journey and there is a real sense of excitement as the tournament gets closer.
"We are investing in people and facilities to make sure that the legacy from hosting the tournament is real and lasting - we want more people playing, coaching, refereeing and volunteering, watching and talking about rugby - and we are on our way to delivering that vision."
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