Apr 01

Albert Square set to host Rugby World Cup 2015

Albert Square has been named as Manchester’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Fanzone.

On Saturday 10 October 2015 England will take on Uruguay in the Rugby World Cup 2015 match at Manchester City Stadium.


Anticipation for the Rugby World Cup 2015 is incredibly high and for those who are not lucky enough to have tickets, the special Fanzone in Manchester city centre will provide an ideal location to enjoy the match.

As well as showing the England and Uruguay game the Fanzone will also show a selection of games from the tournament on the weekend of 9 to 11 October.

The Fanzone will be free to enter and feature a big screen showing live rugby matches, rugby activities, live entertainment and food and drink.

Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council Executive Member for Culture and Leisure said: “Excitement is already building for this year’s Rugby World Cup and the Fanzone is going to be the perfect place to take in the games and enjoy the festive atmosphere with like-minded sports fans.

“Boasting a selection of events across the weekend the Fanzone is going to be a must-visit destination for everyone, whether they’re going to the big game or just want to watch the match in style.”

Debbie Jevans, Chief Executive Officer of England Rugby 2015, said: “With less than six months to go we are delighted to announce the locations of the Official Fanzones, alongside details of the 100 day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour across the UK and Ireland. The countdown to Rugby World Cup 2015 is on and fans can now really begin to plan their tournament experience, be it through watching the matches, through Fanzones, the Festival of Rugby and the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.”

During the tournament there will be 15 Fanzones located across the country, including Manchester. Further information can be found at www.rugbyworldcup.com/fanzones

Sports fans can also look forward to the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour when Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England counting down to the start of the tournament.

The trophy is set to be in Manchester from 25 – 27 July, details of the trophy tour events will be revealed soon. Further information can be found at www.rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour