Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Monday January 23, 2023 at 3:56 p.m.
An official resale platform for Rugby World Cup tickets will be open this Tuesday, January 24.
The Rugby World Cup in France is already tomorrow! Seven and a half months before the opening match between Fabien Galthié’s men and New Zealand, an official ticket resale platform will be inaugurated on Tuesday, the organizing committee announced, while two million of them have already been sold.
“After the incredible demand for Rugby World Cup 2023 tickets during the sales phases held in 2021 and 2022, we are delighted to be able to offer fans this official and secure resale platform. We hope that this additional service , provided by the France 2023 Organizing Committee, will be appreciated by both ticket holders and fans who want to get their official tickets, away from the black market“, declared in a press release Jacques Rivoal, boss of the GIP (Public Interest Group) France 2023.
The only official platform
The organization also states that “only resale and purchase on the official resale platform will guarantee the regularity of the ticket and the legality of the transaction”, and that “tickets purchased or resold on unofficial sites do not guarantee access to Rugby World Cup 2023 stadiums and that associated orders will be cancelled.” An announcement which follows yet another controversy around the organization of this World Cup, notably marked by the sidelining of Claude Atcher, ex-director general of the competition, while finances continue to worry.
Volunteer ambassador of the organizing committee, Sébastien Chabal was accused of having participated in ticket resale trafficking. The former rugby player was able to buy a hundred tickets for the competition, while the sale of places was limited to eight for members of the organizing committee. He then defended himself, understanding “that it shocks” everything asserting one’s good faith.