On the day Old Trafford pulled out of hosting games at the Rugby Union World Cup in 2015, the organisers of the Rugby League World Cup final at the venue have revealed more than 40,000 tickets have been sold.
The home of Manchester United football club has a long relationship with the 13-man code, having hosted the Super League Grand Final since its inception.
It is due to host the World Cup final on Saturday 30th November.
RLWC2013 General Manager, Sally Bolton said “The sport of Rugby League has a long standing relationship with Manchester United. Old Trafford is a fantastic, proven arena for our extraordinary game and from day one we had planned for the final to be there.
“We have a great relationship with the club and are working closely with them to deliver this world class event, the pinnacle of our sport.
“Over 40,000 tickets have now gone for the final and three price categories of tickets have completely sold out. The Rugby League World Cup Final is the must-see sports event of 2013 in the UK and fans are responding to that.”
The Rugby League World Cup 2013 is the next major sporting event to be held in the UK following London 2012. Hosted by England and Wales, 14 nations will compete over six weeks of competition which kicks off at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on October 26 with what organisers have billed as ‘The Greatest Show that Rugby League has ever seen’.
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