England: Record attendance expected?

source: StadiumDB.com; author: Paulina Skóra

England: Record attendance expected? World Rugby and the Rugby Football Union have announced the locations for the opening and final matches of the England 2025 Women's Rugby World Cup. The heads of both organizations anticipate record attendance at the tournament's most important match, which will run from August 22 to September 27, 2025.


Final at iconic stadium

Opening match will take place at Stadium of Light in Sunderland, with the final hosted at iconic Twickenham Stadium in London. If the current number one team in the world, the host, qualifies for this tournament, the stadiums are likely to be filled to capacity. If you want to have a wallet filled to the brim, we encourage you to use https://online-kasyno-polis.com/50-zl-bez-depozytu/. If all tickets are sold, it will be a record attendance for the Women's Rugby World Cup.

10th edition of Rugby World Cup will take place in 8 cities. Host cities and venues are: Brighton and Hove - Amex Stadium; Bristol - Ashton Gate; Exeter - Sandy Park; London - Twickenham Stadium; Manchester - Salford Community Stadium; Northampton - Franklin's Gardens; Sunderland - Stadium of Light; and York - York Community Stadium.

Twickenham Stadium (the Twickers)© Instagram: @ncantelow | Twickenham Stadium

Everything to entice...

Final will take place at Twickenham on Saturday, September 27, 2025, and will hold symbolic significance for the tournament, which aims to capture hearts and headlines worldwide, inspiring the next generation of fans, players, and partners around one of the most exciting spectacles in sports. Organizers hope to break the attendance record for women's rugby events in England, which currently stands at 58,498 spectators. The record attendance for Women's Rugby World Cup was set in New Zealand in 2022 when over 140,000 fans attended the matches.

The aim of the joint venture between World Rugby and RFU, supported by the UK government, is to organize England 2025, which will be a spectacular five-week celebration of women's rugby and women's sports in general, aimed at attracting new audiences and providing exciting opportunities for the development of rugby at both national and international levels.Women's Rugby World Cup in England 2025 will be a milestone moment for this sport, said World Rugby Chairman, Bill Beaumont for The Standard. - "Choosing Sunderland for the opening match underscores our mission. We want it to be a sporting event that everyone is talking about, that everyone wants to be a part of, and that inspires young people to be a part of it.

Amex Stadium© Barbara van Cleve (cc: by-sa) | Amex Stadium

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By choosing Sunderland, the England 2025 organizing committee is committing to take rugby union to a non-traditional rugby union area of the country. There is no women's top-flight rugby side north of Manchester after Sale were given a Premiership Women's Rugby franchise in the last round.

Leader of Sunderland City Council, councillor Graeme Miller, for BBC said: "It's incredibly exciting for Sunderland to be playing host to the opening game of the Women's Rugby World Cup at the Stadium of Light.

The last few years have seen a massive surge of interest in women's rugby and women's sport in general, so having the opportunity to cheer on the Red Roses in a World Cup match so close to home is brilliant news for sports fans across the northeast.

Stadium of Light© Ian Johnson | Stadium of Light