30 Apr 2010

World Cup ticket applications reached 325,000

1:04 pm on 30 April 2010

Rugby fans worldwide have applied for 325,000 tickets worth over $55 million for next year's World Cup in New Zealand.

Rugby New Zealand 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden says that's the equivalen of filling the redeveloped Eden Park more than five times over.

The figure includes 190,000 tickets applied for since applications to the general public opened on Tuesday.

The figure does not include 85,000 tickets already sold as part of the official travel and hospitality packages.