Rugby World Cup Set To Be Most Expensive Sporting Event In History

Publish Date
Monday, 14 September 2015, 4:22PM
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Richie McCaw and coach Steve Hansen stand with the team for a group photo following their RWC 2015 Welcome Ceremony at the Tower of London on September 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter - Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Richie McCaw and coach Steve Hansen stand with the team for a group photo following their RWC 2015 Welcome Ceremony at the Tower of London on September 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter - Getty Images)

The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be the most expensive sporting event in history!

The tournament begins on Saturday morning (NZT) when England play Fiji at Twickenham and the majority of the 2.4 million tickets available for the tournament have been sold, with an average price of $254.57.

While some tickets will be as cheap as $17 for children in pool games, more than half of all tickets will cost more than $244.

The second most expensive tournament was the cricket World Cup New Zealand hosted last year. The average price for a ticket was $248.

Football's World Cup in Brazil cost an average $231 per seat, adjusted for inflation, and the 2012 Olympics $214 per seat.

More than 2.3m tickets have been sold, with only only 50,000 still available through official platforms.

Organisers are urging fans to purchase tickets only through the official World Cup website - tickets.rugbyworldcup.com

SOURCE- NZ Herald