THE Coventry Building Society Arena has been selected to host a match at the rescheduled Rugby League World Cup in October next year.
Coventry will host the Group B match between defending champions Australia and Scotland on Friday, October 21 with kick-off at 7:30pm.
Organisers of the competition today announced the rescheduled dates after the tournament was postponed in August earlier this year in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Rugby League World Cup is now being staged between 15 October and 19 November 2022.
And it marks exactly one year to the final – held at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday, November 19 – with tickets now back on sale.
Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council, said: “After the understandable postponement of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, it’s great to announce the date in 2022 for the fixture between Australia and Scotland and that tickets are back on sale.
“This is another major event for our city following UK city of Culture, the Commonwealth Games next year and International Children’s Games – 2022 is going to be another really exciting year with so much on offer.”
Paul Michael, Commercial Director at Coventry Building Society Arena, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Rugby League World Cup to the Arena in October 2022 – to be selected as a host fixture, and to bring people together to enjoy this historic sporting event is an absolute privilege.
“The city of Coventry has a long history of sporting excellence, and our venue is synonymous with sport – I am confident that October’s game will be one to remember!”
The Rugby League World Cup kicks-off at St James’ Park in Newcastle, on October 15 before Headingley Stadium in Leeds opens the women’s tournament on 1 November and a double-header at the Copper Box in London begins the wheelchair event on 3 November.
To purchase tickets visit: https://www.rlwc2021.com/tickets/buy-tickets