England’s Red Roses set to thrill crowds in Brighton & Hove at next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup

Graham Robson June 26, 2024

Brighton & Hove will welcome England’s Red Roses next year when the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 arrives in the city.

Fans can now register for tickets for what promises to be the world’s biggest celebration of women’s rugby.

The first tournament tickets, for the opening match and final, will go on sale in September. More than 400,000 tickets will be available for the event, which kicks off at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on 22 August – more than double the amount available for RWC 2021 (played in 2022) in New Zealand.

Across six weekends, from 22 August to 27 September, fans will have the chance to watch the world’s 16 best teams and the biggest stars of the game compete at eight locations including Brighton & Hove Community Stadium where the England team will play one of their pool matches.

The final will be held at Twickenham Stadium in London.

As part of World Rugby’s mission to broaden the sport’s appeal, family tickets will be available, with a family of four able to watch the Red Roses in their opening match at the Stadium of Light from £30.

Ticket prices will range from £5 to £95 across the tournament, with over 60 per cent of tickets under £25 and children’s prices available at every match. Accessible tickets will also be available for all matches.

Fans can register for free online to enter the presale on 24 September to ensure they are among the first to secure their place at the opening match and the highly anticipated final at Twickenham Stadium.

Other match tickets will go on sale in October.

Fans attending the tournament’s grand finale, on 27 September, 2025, are guaranteed double the action with entry to the bronze final match included.

The demand and growth of women’s rugby has been evident in recent years, with England achieving a world record crowd of 58,498 at Twickenham Stadium as they beat France to secure the Women’s Six Nations 2023 Grand Slam. This record is expected to be broken at England 2025 next year.

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “This announcement marks an exciting milestone for the tournament and one that will enable fans to mark their diaries and make plans with their friends, families and teammates.

“We are pleased that the tournament will not only be the most accessible Women’s Rugby World Cup geographically, but also matched with accessibility of entry price tickets ensuring more fans than ever will be able to attend this generational moment for rugby.”

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 Managing Director, Sarah Massey, added: “Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 will be the biggest ever global celebration of women’s rugby. Fans can expect powerful personalities, unmissable moments and thrilling rugby action throughout the tournament.

“With tickets for the opening match and the final set to go on sale in September, fans can now register via the official Women’s RWC 2025 website to be the first to access tickets. We know demand will be high, so register your interest now. Put the dates in your diary and get ready to join us in the celebrations.”