Why Rugby fans are Going Crazy for RWC
With the Rugby World Cup edging closer and tickets arriving in mail boxes across the country, fans are
encouraged to plan their tours wisely and for good reason. Ticket agents are advising their clients to
plan their trip to the tournament since the 44 day event is expected to experience a whopping 4.3
million commuters. Needless to say, transport networks and traffic control will have their work cut out
for them and the host cities will be busier than ever.
All 13 venues that are hosting the tournament will have transport arrangements, but each will be
changed and added to according to existing services. To get ahead of the crush and keep that migraine
at bay, keep the following things in mind if you wish to watch the game live:
- If you don’t have a booked Blue Badge space, forget about parking anywhere near the stadiums.
- Parking space will be on a first come, first serve basis.
- You can book park and walk or park and ride services but make sure to do so way in advance. These will be snapped up quickly.
- Shuttle services will be provided
- Train services will be improved to accommodate the large crowds where possible with extra or longer trains. Some may even run later to accommodate late comers. Some roads might be closed around match venues. Be prepared by looking up transport information on the official website of the RWC. Do so even if you are a regular in the city you are visiting.
- Take a look at the Spectator Journey Planner the RWC Organising Committee set up. This has been created to help fans find the best routes to match venues and Fanzones.
The Journey Plan also lists other travel options along with transport providers that can aid you in your
journey to the RWC come tournament time. You can even book a ride in advance from the link provided.
The initiative was taken by the Managing Director, Steve Brown, whose aim was to allow fans
opportunities to enjoy the games without hassle. Since the traffic will be much worse compared to
normal days, the good Director also urges them to plan their journey with the tools provided weeks
ahead so that they won’t get stuck.
Of course, not everyone will be able to make it to the stadium on time, but they will be able to get live
updates by following the game on the Twitter account @RWC2015Travel. The page will offer travel
updates as well across all of the 13 venues to aid fans in getting to the game on time.
Even if you do manage to get tickets, you will still have to manoeuvre through the massive crowd, which
will only hamper your enjoyment. However, that won’t be a problem if you arrange an intimate
gathering of friends at a sports bar in Dublin such as Trinity Bar Venue. Watch the World Cup on 20 large
HD displays, nibble on mouth watering delicacies and have a front row seat to the biggest event of the
season. What more can you ask for?