Rugby fans to flock to Campbell Park

Pete Winkelman poses with the Webb Ellis Trophy
Pete Winkelman poses with the Webb Ellis Trophy

Milton Keynes will host an official Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone in Campbell Park.

Fanzones, which will be free to enter, will be open on matchdays and at varying times across the six week tournament providing fans, residents and visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the build-up to matches and join in with the nationwide celebration of rugby.

Milton Keynes will host three games during the World Cup. France take on Canada on October 1, Samoa play Japan on October 3 and Fiji face off against Uruguay on October 6.

And with an official Fanzone in Campbell Park, more than 5,000 fans will be able to enjoy the rest of tournament in style.

“We are pleased to deliver another tournament first with an Official Fanzone in every host city,” said Debbie Jevans, Chief Executive Officer of England Rugby 2015. “ We have worked with all our host cities, local authorities and the Mayor of London to identify a range of fantastic locations including city centres, parks, match venues and waterfronts to give fans, residents and visitors a uniquely regional experience and a focal point for celebrating the tournament and the wider game of rugby.

“Capacities will range from 2,000 to over 10,000 and we would like to thank all of our host cities, local authorities and the Mayor of London for their fantastic support and we look forward to welcoming upwards of 1 million people to the official Fanzones.”

The cup everyone will be playing for, the Webb Ellis Trophy, will also tour the country, and will touch down in Milton Keynes on August 20 and 21 as part of the nationwide expedition.