Women's Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals coming to Exeter

Tickets for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 opening match and final will go on sale from 24 September, as fans can now start to plan for what promises to be the biggest-ever global celebration of women’s rugby.

More than 400,000 tickets will be available for tournament, which kicks off at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on 22 August - more than double the amount available for RWC 2021.

Across six weekends from 22 August to 27 September, fans will have the chance to watch the world’s 16 best teams and the biggest stars of the game compete at eight locations across the length and breadth of the country.

It will culminate in a grand finale at the world’s largest dedicated rugby union venue, Twickenham Stadium in London.

Sandy Park in Exeter will host matches in the pool stage and will also host quarter final knockout games, it was revealed today.

Six of the eight host locations will hold pool matches over three weekends starting with Sunderland - Stadium of Light, Brighton - Brighton and Hove Albion Stadium, Exeter - Sandy Park, Manchester - Salford Community Stadium, Northampton - Franklin’s Gardens and York - York Community Stadium.

Sandy Park and Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium will host the quarter finals on the weekend of 13 September, with Bristol also hosting both semi-finals on the weekend of 19 September.

Tony Rowe CBE, Chief Executive and Chairman of Exeter Chiefs, said: "We are delighted that Sandy Park Stadium has been selected to host two Quarter-Finals at next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. 

We have a track record of success in hosting major women’s fixtures, from England Women's international matches to the most recent Premiership Women's Rugby final, the biggest domestic club rugby match in the country, and I have no doubt that the South-West will turn out in big numbers to celebrate what promises to be a fantastic tournament and a game-changing moment for women’s sport in this country. 

With tickets due to go on sale in September of this year, I would encourage everyone to make a note in their diaries as we work with our colleagues at Exeter City Council to bring world cup fever to our city once again"

Bindu Arjoon, Chief Executive of Exeter City Council, said: “It’s great news that Exeter has been chosen as a host city for quarter finals matches as well as pool matches.

“Fans are now being urged to register their interest ahead of tickets going on sale next month and I have no doubt that large numbers of people will do so.

“The Women’s Rugby World Cup is going to have a major impact for Exeter. It will encourage participation in sport, particularly for women and girls, and it will place our city firmly in the global spotlight. It will be fantastic for Exeter, and we very much look forward to welcoming the tournament to the city.”

In line with World Rugby’s mission to broaden the sport’s appeal the tournament a family of four [two adults and two children aged 15 years and under as of matchday] can watch the Red Roses in their opening match at the Stadium of Light from just £30.

Ticket prices will range from £5 to £95 across the tournament, with over 60 per cent of tickets under £25 and children’s prices available at every match, including the knockout phase. Accessible tickets will also be available for all matches.

Fans can register for free online to enter the presale on 24 September to ensure they are among the first to secure their place at the opening match and the highly anticipated final at Twickenham Stadium.

The tournament’s Worldwide Partner Mastercard also offer its cardholders access to a priority sale on 17 September, 2024 via the official Women’s RWC 2025 ticketing website. Tickets in all price categories for the two match days will be available.

Fans are being urged Register their interest for tickets now.

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “This announcement marks an exciting milestone for the tournament and one that will enable fans to mark their diaries and make plans with their friends, families and teammates.

“We are pleased that the tournament will not only be the most accessible Women’s Rugby World Cup geographically, but also matched with accessibility of entry price tickets ensuring more fans than ever will be able to attend this generational moment for rugby.”

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