- A limited release of additional tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2021 finals have sold out in a matter of minutes after opening for sale at 18:00 NZT (GMT+13) on Tuesday, 8 November
- A review of operational space within Eden Park resulted in extra seats being made available to fans, following extraordinary demand since the Black Ferns’ semi-final victory
- England and New Zealand will face off in front of a sold-out crowd in what is their second consecutive Rugby World Cup final at 19:30 NZT on Saturday, 12 November at Eden Park, with New Zealand on the hunt for a record sixth title and their first on home soil
- Canada and France are in the battle for bronze kicking off at 16:30 NZT
- Fans are encouraged to get there early, with 5,000 poi on offer free to the first fans through the gates from 15:30 NZT.
- Aotearoa’s iconic Pātea Māori Club will perform live and exclusively in-stadium at half-time of the bronze final, followed by international award-winning artist BENEE before the final and again at half-time
- Call for fans tuning in live on Three and Spark Sport to host watch parties in their homes, local rugby clubs and neighbourhood pubs, bars and restaurants
Keen fans were quick to snap up a limited number of newly released tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2021 finals at Eden Park this Saturday, 12 November, with all additional seats selling out in a matter of minutes after going on sale.
Extraordinary demand for tickets following the Black Ferns’ semi-final victory over France prompted a review of stadium space and the release of seats in the North, West and South stands previously reserved for operational needs.
The extra tickets went on sale at 18:00 NZT (GMT+13) on Tuesday, 8 November and were gone within minutes as fans rushed to secure their place at what is set to be an historic first-ever women’s Rugby World Cup final in the southern hemisphere and the Black Ferns’ first opportunity to defend their title on home soil.
Organisers have put in place additional security and functional measures to cater for the extra capacity, with a record crowd of just over 40,000 expected to cheer the Black Ferns on to what they hope will become their sixth Rugby World Cup victory.
Fans lucky enough to secure a spot in the stands are encouraged to arrive early, with 5,000 poi on offer free to the first through the gates from 15:30 NZT.
At half-time of the bronze final, Aotearoa’s iconic Pātea Māori Club will perform their much-loved song Poi E, a tune that has become synonymous with women’s rugby since it was first played at the tournament during the opening match day at Eden Park on 8 October.
International award-winning artist BENEE will then take the stage at full-time of the bronze final and again at half-time of the final. Born and raised in Grey Lynn – a stone’s throw from Eden Park - the performance will be a welcome homecoming for BENEE who first rose to fame when her track Supalonely went viral on TikTok.
The performances will be exclusive in-stadium entertainment offerings for fans, not included on the television coverage.
Those not able to attend in stadium are being urged to tune in live on Three and Spark Sport and host watch parties in their homes, local rugby clubs and neighbourhood pubs, bars and restaurants.
The final will be available live on Spark Sport and free-to-air on Three in New Zealand, starting at 19:00 NZT on Saturday, 12 November.
By the tournament's end, Rugby World Cup 2021 will have attracted more than 140,000 fans - the most of any women’s Rugby World Cup - across the three match venues in Auckland and Whangārei and five weeks of competition.