5 Jul 2014

Tickets for All Black's Chicago Test selling well

6:19 am on 5 July 2014

The All Blacks' match against the United States in Chicago in November could be close to a sell-out.

It will be the first match between the two sides on American soil since 1980 and just the third official Test in front of what is expected to be a record crowd for a rugby match in the United States.

New Zealand Rugby's chief executive Steve Tew says they've gone a long way to filling the 61,000 seat Soldier Field in Chicago.

He says nearly 40,000 tickets have been sold to the American rugby community outside of Chicago and sales haven't yet started within Chicago.

Tew says they could say it is a success already.