When tickets sold initially during early 2010 there were almost 200,000 sold very quickly indeed. The ticket sales began in May 2010 and already millions of dollars-worth of tickets sold – in fact more than for the entire last world cup.
Rugby fans have been scouring the internet and travel agents to find out what the best packages are for enjoying this sporting spectacle. And it’s not always easy as there is intense competition from various agencies regarding the cup and the hospitality packages that go with it.
Well, what does, and what are the best rugby cup packages available for the tournament, which starts on September 9 2011 and runs for six weeks? Some of the best rugby world cup hospitality packages are found at key websites.
You can check a variety of online sites to find what’s on offer, but you need to get a package that meets your budget.
This means checking exactly which games you would like to attend and making the bookings that will get you there in the style you might appreciate.
The sale of tickets to the event is done in three phases with the first being for 750,000 passes and being for venue or rugby pool combos for the games.
And then you need to stand by for the selling schedule that the agents have for the various deals on offer.
Phase three is for the final games and is by way of an open ballot.
The first sales were ahead of all tickets sold for RWC 2003 event as shown by some of the rugby world cup hospitality news sites and elsewhere.
The ‘packages’ mean that those wanting to get to this major rugby event can get the full deal, which includes access to the then newly rebuilt Eden Park facility, including private table reservations, reserved ‘category A’ invitations with under cover seating, a pre- and post-match amusement experience plus a special food and wine experience and you can sample some of New Zealand’s most exceptional food and wine.
The variety offered by the various programmes in the rugby cup hospitality packages means that people can suit both their pocket and their interests in terms of the sort of tour they want.