Rugby World Cup organiser England 2015 and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have revealed that 2.3 million tickets will go on sale for the event next year.
The tickets will go on sale in a staged process aimed at giving rugby fans a fair chance of getting tickets for the 48 matches of the tournament. Fans can secure tickets via the public sales process managed by England 2015 or the official programmes managed by Rugby Travel and Hospitality (RTH).
Over one million tickets will be made available at £100 or less, and 500,000 at £50 or less. Adult tickets start at £15 for pool matches and there will be child tickets available from £7 at 41 of the 48 matches. Ticket prices will range from £7 to £315 for pool matches, £15 to £515 for knockout matches and £150 to £715 for the final at Twickenham on October 31.
The public around the world and in the UK can buy travelling fan packages from January 1, allowing them time to make travel arrangements, whilst hospitality packages go on sale from February 2. Tickets on sale to rugby fans through rugby clubs will go on sale from May/June.
In September, general sales will begin through a public application process. Fans will be able to apply for tickets with oversubscribed matches being entered into a ballot system. Real-time sale of remaining tickets will start in November/December.