The Harris and Preston Markets to be lit purple to mark one year until Rugby League World Cup

Posted on - 23rd October, 2020 - 4:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Sport
Preston Market Hall lit up in purple

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery and Preston Markets are being lit up in ‘power purple’ to celebrate that it is only one year to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021).


And to celebrate the one year mark, a brand new ballet system has opened to allow fans all over apply for tickets to all 61 Rugby League World Cup matches.

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The ballot, the first in Rugby League World Cup history, opened at 9.00 today (October 23) and will remain open for applications until Monday, 16 November 2020 at 20:21.

Fans will be able to apply for tickets for each of the 61 matches across all three tournaments, with tickets in each price band at every game available.

Following the unprecedented demand during the Rugby League family priority access sale, fans are encouraged to apply for a wide selection of matches or use the Powerplay option to have a better chance of seeing their favourite team play during RLWC2021.

The Harris Museum in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
The Harris Museum in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

Fans are reminded that the public ticket ballot will be the last opportunity to buy a ticket to the tournament at 2020 promotional rates, ticket prices will increase from January 1, 2021.

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Preston will host Wales’ men’s team as their training base, as the Rugby League World Cup 2021 welcomes the best in the world from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments.

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 CEO, said: “23 October is a day we have all been looking forward to as the one-year countdown begins to the opening match in Newcastle between England and Samoa in 2021.

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“But also, today is a landmark moment not just for the tournament but also the sport of Rugby League as we have the opportunity to welcome many potential future Rugby League fans to the sport through the Public Ticket ballot.

“Preston has a big part to play in next years’ tournament, and with just one year to go, we can feel the excitement and tension mounting as the world’s best will be coming to Preston.”

To apply for tickets in the Public Ticket Ballot, applicants must register for an account here.

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Will you be applying for tickets? What do you think of the new ballot system? Let us know in the comments below

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