Echo what Kiwisarrie says.
Decided to go and watch the Canada v Japan game in Napier (I think), only to find out to my amazement that it was sold out. Seemed like the whole town had decided to go to the game, supporting one team or another.
If we can create even half the enthusiasm in 2015 it will be a great even.
It will be down to enthusiasm to watch the minnows vs. ticket pricing.
In 1999 some mates and me did a UK tour taking in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.
The 1pm Argentina vs. Samoa at Stradey Park was sold out, as was the 5pm USA vs. Oz in Limerick.
However the 7pm Ireland vs. Romania game at Landsdowne Road was so under sold that the touts were selling their tickets half price within yards of the official box office that were still trying to sell tickets on the night at full price.
The 3pm Scotland vs. Spain game at Murrayfield was a complete washout with what seemed like around only 10k in the whole stadium.
In town that night after the game, we asked some of the locals why it was so poorly attended and it was all about ticket price. No one was going to spend £30 to watch Spain! Which was rather galling, especially as we had paid £45 for our official tickets!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2013 18:36 by CK55FEZ.