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MCR Scores £45m... For One Rugby Match?

England's Rugby World Cup 2015 match at the Etihad set to net the city a wedge, according to E&Y

Published on November 20th 2014.


MCR Scores £45m... For One Rugby Match?
 

ENGLAND's Rugby World Cup match against Uruguay at the Manchester City Stadium on Saturday 10 October 2015 could be worth £45m to the city, according to estimates.

“This report goes to show that hosting events on this scale impacts on more than just our image and has very real benefits for the city’s economy."

Global financial services giant, Ernst & Young, took into account visitor spending, ticket revenue, spending at the stadium and city centre Fanzone visitors in an economic impact report commissioned by Rugby World Cup 2015.

Tickets for England vs Uruguay in Manchester are already oversubscribed with nearly a year to go.

It'll be the first England rugby match in Manchester since the 2009 clash with Argentina at Old Trafford - a match England won 37-15.

Fans who miss out on a ticket needn't despair - a Fanzone screening a selection of World Cup games will be erected in the city centre.

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The economic impact of Rugby World Cup 2015 (according to Ernst & Young):

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Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council executive member for culture and leisure said: “Manchester is a renowned international sporting destination with facilities that reflect its status on the global stage.

“This report goes to show that hosting events on this scale impacts on more than just our image and has very real benefits for the city’s economy.

“I'm sure the game will be a thrilling contest and I recommend that anyone unable to get a ticket head to our city centre Fanzone that is certain to boast a vibrant and contagious atmosphere all of its own.”

Still, £45m... for one match? We'd like to see those estimates. Oh wait, here they are. Some bedtime reading...

For more information about Rugby World Cup 2015 please visit:
www.rugbyworldcup.com

Tickets: tickets.rugbyworldcup.com

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousNovember 20th 2014.

£45? Wow!...that enough for the council to build a least twelve unwanted glass non-buildings.

Mark McGinnNovember 20th 2014.

£45 million. Bullshit.

AnonymousNovember 21st 2014.

Typical Rugby Union bollocks. Let's just make up some big numbers so everyone believes it's a huge event.

AnonymousNovember 21st 2014.

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AnonymousNovember 21st 2014.

Ooooh I enjoyed that! Tell us another one please! How about Little Red Riding Hood?

SquirrelitoNovember 21st 2014.

Best part of a grand per speccy for 80 minutes of Union. Where's my unicorn gone again?

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