Public ballot opens to highlight beginning of one-year countdown
With exactly one year to go* until the much-anticipated kick-off of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and its partners at Preston City Council and the Preston Marriott, are delighted to announce the opening of a public ticket ballot.
The public ballot - the first in Rugby League World Cup history - opened at 9:00 23 October 2020 (today) and will remain open for applications until 16 November 2020 at 20:21. Fans will be able to apply for tickets for each of the 61 matches across all three tournaments, with tickets in each price band at every game available.
The University will host Wales’ men’s team at the UCLan Sports Arena, as the Rugby League World Cup 2021 welcomes the best in the world from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments.
With one year to go we’re all very excited to be counting the days until we can welcome Wales to their Preston base for the Rugby League World Cup.
UCLan’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin said: “Preston and the University have a big part to play in next years’ tournament and the ballot provides a brilliant chance for anybody who wants to attend RLWC2021 and watch the most exciting and competitive Rugby League available and be part of sporting history next autumn.”
Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow, added: “With one year to go we’re all very excited to be counting the days until we can welcome Wales to their Preston base for the Rugby League World Cup.
“Between now and then we have exciting plans to work with schools and communities to introduce them to rugby league and help to grow the game in Preston creating a legacy that lasts beyond 2021.”
Following the unprecedented demand during the Rugby League family priority access sale, fans are encouraged to apply for a wide selection of matches or use the Powerplay option** to have a better chance of seeing their favourite team play during RLWC2021.
Fans are reminded that the public ticket ballot will be the last opportunity to buy a ticket to the tournament at 2020 promotional rates, ticket prices will increase from 1 January 2021. To apply for tickets in the Public Ticket Ballot, applicants must register an account via the official Rugby League World Cup 2021 Ticketing website, which can be accessed here.
* To mark the 365-day countdown, both the Harris Museum and Preston Markets will join landmarks from around the country to be lit up in purple.
** Should you miss out on tickets when your match ballot is drawn, ‘Powerplay’ automatically puts you into the ballot for tickets to the same match but in the next price category up. RLWC2021 will run the lowest priced ballots first so if you use Powerplay, your original choice will always be given priority.