On October 8, a new page in the history of women’s rugby will begin.
A little more than two weeks remain before the start of the World Cup among women’s teams, and it may already become the most attended in history.
The tournament starts on October 8 in New Zealand with three matches. All games will be hosted on the lawn of the legendary Eden Park in Auckland. Eternal rivals will meet in the opening match of the World Cup: the national teams of New Zealand and Australia. According to the organizers of the tournament, about 20,000 tickets have already been sold for this meeting, and the pace of sales does not show signs of falling.
The record in terms of attendance for a rugby match among women’s teams is the 2014 World Cup final, when just 20,000 spectators watched the victory of the England team in Paris.
The stands of Eden Park can accommodate 50,000 fans and if the stadium is at least half full (and everything goes to this) at the match between Black Ferns and Vallarus, then it will become the most visited event in the history of women’s rugby.