25 Jul 2009

Rugby fans warned of pricey World Cup tickets

9:13 pm on 25 July 2009

Organisers of the 2011 Rugby World Cup are warning some fans will be taken aback by how expensive some tickets will be.

Rugby New Zealand 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden says ticket prices are still to be finalised but will be based on previous tournaments.

Mr Snedden says tickets for quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will cost a lot more than most New Zealanders are used to paying.

He says quarter-final tickets could cost on average about $400 and semi-final tickets in the region of $600.

Tickets to the final would be higher still.

Mr Snedden says prices are due to be set later this year.

Rugby New Zealand 2011 says two thirds of tickets will cost $15 -$150.