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Extra capacity added after 'unprecedented demand' for Women's Rugby World Cup tickets

The UCD Bowl will have an increased capacity for the poll stages.

Ireland played a trial game at the UCD Bowl against Japan earlier this month.
Ireland played a trial game at the UCD Bowl against Japan earlier this month.
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AN ‘UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND’ for tickets has resulted in organisers of this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland to increase capacity at one of the venues for three of the match days.

The UCD Bowl will host Ireland’s first three games of the tournament on 9, 13 and 17 August when they take on Australia, Japan and France respectively.

However, all match days have sold out, meaning organisers have had to lift capacity at the Bowl to over 16,000 for the three days.

Match days two and three at Billings Park are also sold out, meaning the second UCD venue could also see increased capacity before the tournament gets under way in August.

Announcing the additional seating, Garrett Tubridy, tournament director said:

“When we marked 100 days to go we advised people to get their tickets fast, and sure enough people moved quick.

“Having sold out the Bowl on all days, and Billings Park on two match days, we re-visited our plans to see how we can meet the ongoing demand.

“We are building additional capacity at the Bowl to meet that demand and those tickets are being released to general sale today.

“It’s great to see that the tournament is capturing the imagination of the public and this is being reflected in demand for tickets.”

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