Hosting successfull major events – Rugby World Cup 2013

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Nigel Wood, Chief Executive of Rugby League World Cup 2013 discusses the event and and the impact it's had on rugby league in the UK. Presented at the Sport and Recreation Alliance's Sports Summit 2014


<ul><li> 1. Nigel Wood RFL Chief Executive &amp; RLWC2013 Tournament Director Thursday 5 June 2014 </li></ul> <p> 2. VISION &amp; PRIORITIES To stage a successful and profitable event that further enhances the international prestige of Rugby League Financial Return Filling Stadia Match day Experience New &amp; Emerging Markets Tangible Legacy 3. RESULTS- FINANCIAL RETURN Budget Actual Turnover 15.7m 15.5m Profit 3.2m c 4.0m 4. RESULTS - FILLING STADIA 458,463 Tickets sold World Record crowd of 74,468 for the Final at Old Trafford Eight sell outs Record crowd for a RLWC Opening Ceremony Three stadium crowd records for any sporting event Eight stadium crowd records for any RL game 76% Occupancy rate 5. RESULTS - MATCH DAY EXPERIENCE Champions (EPI 80+) Neutrals (50-79) Critics(50</p>