How About That World Cup? how much does it cost?

The Rugby World Cup, which is being hosted by England and Wales, is expected to attract more than 2.5 million visitors and generate around £2.2bn for the UK economy, according to official estimates.

The tournament kicked off on Friday when hosts England played Fiji at Twickenham in south-west London. Wales meet Uruguay in Cardiff on Sunday while Scotland face Japan in Gloucester on Wednesday.

World Rugby, the sport’s governing body, has said it expects the 2015 event to be the most financially successful in the history of the competition thanks to a record-breaking commercial programme.

However, just how much does it cost to host the World Cup?

The Rugby World Cup was an epic event with New Zealand winning their second consecutive title and Japan giving us a run for our money. We are now looking towards the next one in 2019 and wondering where it will be. If you are in the market to host the RWC, you might want to consider how much it costs to host this tournament.

The RWC is a major sporting event that is held every four years. It has a significant impact on the host country’s economy. The Rugby World Cup is an opportunity for a host country to gain global exposure through their tourism and investment opportunities. The RWC has been hosted in many different countries; England, France, South Africa, Australia, Wales and New Zealand.

The bidding process for the 2019 RWC will begin soon!

The Rugby World Cup is the third most popular sporting event in the world. The 6 week tournament, which has games played across England and Wales, has an estimated global audience of 4 billion people. About 2 million people are expected to attend the games, and they will travel from all over the globe to do so. It’s estimated that traveling fans will spend £700 million during the event.

New Zealand is the defending champion and is favored to win it again this year. The All Blacks have won both previous World Cups in which they were favored (1987 and 2011). If they make it a third consecutive title, it would be an unprecedented accomplishment for a team sport.

Japan, who will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup, has been drawn against Scotland, Samoa and South Africa in Pool B. This will be Japan’s 6th appearance in the tournament, but they have never advanced past pool play (they didn’t even win a match in 2011). They certainly have their work cut out for them this time around as well; Scotland and South Africa are both ranked in the top 10 worldwide while Samoa (ranked 12th) is considered one of the best teams outside of rugby’s “big 8.”

The tournament begins on September 18th when England faces off against Fiji at Tw

In the end, though, the World Cup is not about trophies or gold medals. It’s about a guy who took a big risk and won big-time. And that guy is not Richie McCaw, the New Zealand captain who did a lap of honor after Sunday’s final with his 2-year-old daughter on his shoulders.

The real winner of this World Cup is John Key, the prime minister of New Zealand. He risked his reputation and his political future by backing a bid for the tournament when it was far from obvious that it would actually come off. Now he will reap the rewards.

The World Cup has been a triumph for New Zealand, as was widely predicted. The All Blacks were superb, playing some of the most exciting rugby seen in decades; they have been both humble and gracious in victory; they have won widespread admiration throughout the world, especially in Britain and Ireland where they have won many new fans among those who had previously supported other teams.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off in England on Friday, and the English are very excited. This is a country that has hosted the World Cup twice before, but this is the first time it will play host to rugby union—the sport’s most popular incarnation—and the event hasn’t come along since 1991.

The big question is, how much will it cost?

The last Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand in 2011. The tournament cost 150 million New Zealand dollars (£75 million), and the government made a NZ$30 million loss. It looks like a disaster, but it wasn’t: hosting the tournament had been meant to be a way for New Zealand to put itself on the world map, and it succeeded handsomely. Tourism from Britain and Europe rose markedly in 2012, and although there are no figures for later years, anecdotally it remains strong.

The tournament was an opportunity for New Zealand to show off its skills as an event manager and marketer. The country’s economic success over the last 20 years has been built on its ability to turn itself into “Brand New Zealand”—a high-quality producer of food, wine and adventure experiences.

The Rugby World Cup is the premier international rugby union competition. The tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. The winners are awarded the Webb Ellis Cup, named after William Webb Ellis. The trophy was presented by the French government, to celebrate the fact that rugby was supposedly invented by a pupil at Rugby School in England, where Webb Ellis was an 1823 student.

The game is administered by the International Rugby Board (IRB; French: Internationale de Rugby), and the winners of each tournament are awarded the Webb Ellis Cup. The current holder of the cup is New Zealand who defeated Australia 34–17 in the final of the 2015 tournament in England to win their third title.

The final of each World Cup attracts an average audience of 60 million viewers, with as many as 120 million during some matches. By comparison, Soccer’s FIFA World Cup final draws an average audience of 110 million viewers, while Cricket’s ICC World Cup final draws an average audience of 140 million viewers.[citation needed]

The 2015 Rugby World Cup final had a peak global TV audience of 120 million people, making it one of the most watched events in sport history[citation needed].

I watched the final of the Rugby World Cup on television on Sunday. After a drab first half, New Zealand came out with a new gameplan and thoroughly dominated Australia in the second half, scoring three tries to win 34-17.

It was an exciting match, but what really got me thinking was a throwaway comment by one of the commentators during an advert break. I think it was Alan Quinlan who said that this match cost the Australian TV network hundreds of millions of dollars to broadcast.

I was incredulous. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration. Even if they had paid tens of millions of dollars for the rights to broadcast the entire World Cup, how could one single match cost them so much? If you’re going to pay $30 million for three weeks of rugby, surely you can afford to show a single game for free?

The answer is simple: advertising. With 5 million viewers, each commercial slot is worth about $100k. So a 2 hour match with say 30 minutes of commercials is worth $3 million. To be fair, there would be some production costs involved too – paying the commentators and cameramen etc – but I’d still imagine that $3 million is way over the odds for broadcasting a match.

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