Attendances pass two million on thrilling quarter-final weekend

Another thrilling weekend at Rugby World Cup 2015 saw the total attendance for the tournament exceed two million.

Over 300,000 fans packed into Twickenham and the Millennium Stadium over the weekend as South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia progressed to the semi-final stage.

Over 2.4 million tickets have been sold across the 48 matches, with an average of 97 per cent of tickets sold across all 13 venues. There are currently a limited number of tickets available for the two semi-final matches via Fans should continue to monitor the ticketing website as additional tickets may be added later this week through the official resale service, as well as possible returns from the competing unions. 

The official resale service allows fans to sell tickets for any match they are now unable to attend safely and securely at face value to other fans at Over 90,000 tickets have been resold through the resale service. Fans are urged to only buy tickets from official sources

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Record breaking celebration of rugby

Managing Director of England Rugby 2015, Steve Brown, said: "Four thrilling quarter-final matches across the weekend have now seen the attendance for the tournament exceed two million fans. With the fanzones full of fans again this weekend and social and digital media continuing to rise, we are pleased with the continuing success of the tournament and are looking forward to the semi-finals this weekend.”

With the remaining matches taking place in London, four team bases will be used for the semi-final stage:

  • Argentina will be based at Pennyhill Park
  • Australia will be based at The Lensbury and St. Mary's University
  • New Zealand will be based at London Irish RFC
  • South Africa will be based at Surrey Sports Park

Team bases for the bronze final and final are yet to be confirmed.

The quarter-final weekend saw over 60,000 people watch the eight matches in the Cardiff, Exeter and Richmond Fanzones. This brings the total fanzone attendance across the tournament to over 830,000.

This weekend will see a fanzone opened in Central London's Trafalgar Square. It will be open from 10:00 until 16:00 on 23, 24 and 25 October. It will host a live screening of the final, open from 10:00 to 20:00 on 31 October.

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