Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between England and hosts New Zealand is set to
break the attendance record for a women’s rugby matchday after tickets for Eden Park
More than 40,000 tickets have been sold, surpassing the previous crowd high of
34,235 at Eden Park on the tournament’s opening day.
Before that, the record was 20,000, set during the 2014 World Cup in France.
The 2022 edition is set to be the best-attended women’s Rugby World Cup.
More than 140,000 fans will have been at the games, more than any other
tournament after the total attendance in 2017 was 45,412.
The success of the event in New Zealand will boost England’s hopes of selling out
80,000-seater Twickenham when they host the World Cup in 2025.
The Rugby Football Union will also hope the Red Roses’ success so far in New Zealand
will increase sales for their first standalone fixture at Twickenham in April, when
they play France in the 2023 Women’s Six Nations.