Midlands World Cup Venues

Four stadiums from across the Midlands have been announced as potential match venues up for consideration to host matches during the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

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MP questions decision not to shortlist Leicester Tigers Rugby Ground

Leicester MP John Ashford says he will write to the Sports Minister to ask why Leicester Tigers Rugby ground has not been shortlisted as a potential match venue for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

He said:

"It feels like Leicester has been snubbed. The Tigers ground is one of the best and most modern rugby grounds in the country."

– John Ashford MP

Four stadiums across the Midlands were shortlisted: Villa Park (Birmingham), Ricoh Arena (Coventry), Pride Park (Derby) and the King Power Stadium (Leicester).

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Four Midlands stadiums to be considered to host 2015 Rugby World Cup matches

Pride Park is just one of four Midlands stadiums which is being considered. Credit: PA

Four stadiums from across the Midlands have been announced as potential match venues up for consideration to host matches during the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Seventeen venues have been put forward by the organising body, comprising of stadiums from fifteen different cities across England and Wales.

Villa Park (Birmingham), Coventry Stadium (Coventry), Pride Park (Derby) and Leicester City Stadium (Leicester) are the four Midlands venues that have been nominated for consideration.

2.9 million tickets will be available for the Rugby World Cup in 2015. 400,000 international fans are expected to visit England during the tournament from over 100 countries.

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