16 May 2010

Eden Park RWC ticket applications oversubscribed

2:29 pm on 16 May 2010

Rugby World Cup organisers are warning people that ticket applications are oversubscribed for matches at Eden Park and those involving the All Blacks.

The first round of ticketing for the 2011 event closes at 5pm on Friday.

No update is being given yet on total applications but Rugby New Zealand chief executive Martin Snedden, describes demand as good.

However, demand for the cheapest tickets already outstrips supply when it comes to venue packs for Eden Park, and for all pool games involving the All Blacks.

People can still apply for any price category - but are advised that they should select the "next best available" option if they want to improve their chances of getting tickets.

The cheapest venue pack for Eden Park is $470 for five matches - but prices then rise by around $400 for each successive ticket category.

Prices for the four-match All Black pool pack start at $430 and rise by around $300 for each successive category.

Meanwhile the tournament trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup, is going on public display in Auckland, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Christchurch and Dunedin this week.

The schedule is:

May 17: Auckland Town Hall

May 18: Rotorua Energy Events Centre

May 19: New Plymouth Puke Ariki information centre

May 20 - Christchurch Art Gallery

May 21 - Dunedin Art Gallery.