This is the last chance to get tickets.
While the 2.6 million tickets for the next Rugby World Cup in France (September 8-October 28) have all been sold, a second opportunity is opening up for the (many) disappointed supporters.
The resale of tickets will indeed be possible from this Tuesday from 6 p.m. on an official platform (tickets.rugbyworldcup.com), the organizing committee recalled on Monday.
This site will be the "only official and secure way" to resell tickets purchased during previous sales phases, specifies France 2023. "Tickets sold on other sites do not guarantee access" to the stadiums where the matches will be held. of the World Cup (September 8 - October 28), he insisted.
At the end of the different phases of ticket sales, all places have been sold.
Even matches between two reputedly minor teams are sold out.
The opening match at the Stade France France-New Zealand is of course sold out, but also a Samoa-Chile in Bordeaux or an Uruguay-Namibia in Lyon... The sale of tickets in packs of several matches in the same city has probably allowed to sell more tickets.
40,000 seats available, for all matches
It is therefore a unique opportunity to obtain tickets again.
40,000 places will be put back on sale this Tuesday, we learned from the organizers.
There will be resales on all the matches, including the final… but we can imagine that it will be easier to find places for Georgia-Portugal in Toulouse.
Advice for obtaining the precious sesame: as in previous sales phases, it is better to connect before 6 p.m., to have a France 2023 account with your registered credit card.
Do not fear inflation: the tickets will be resold at the price at which they were purchased.
Buyers will be able to purchase a maximum of six tickets.
Over the course of 48 matches, for 51 days and in nine host cities, more than 600,000 visitors from abroad are expected in France.
The resale of tickets will be scrutinized closely.
At the beginning of January, the former French international Sébastien Chabal (45 years old, 62 selections between 2000 and 2011), ambassador of the competition, found himself at the heart of a controversy over the ticketing of the World Cup.
According to our information, Chabal was able to buy a hundred tickets, thus circumventing the sales rules limiting the number of places per employee of the organizing committee to eight.
Another former rugby player, Henri Mioch, project manager for the organization of the World Cup between 2017 and 2020, is suspected of having bought some 600 tickets.
In a press release sent to AFP, the former international confirmed that he "benefited from privileged access to buy more tickets", while affirming that he was not entitled to free tickets or preferential rates: "I don't 'do not intend to make a profit on these places,' added the former Bourgoin-Jallieu player.