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Northampton announced as Red Roses match venue for Women’s Rugby World Cup

25 June 2024

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Northampton’s Franklin’s Gardens stadium has been announced as the venue for an England Rugby match during the pool phase of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 tournament, with tickets for the opening match and final going on sale from September this year.

The full match schedule and kick-off times will be announced in October with individual match tickets available to buy, enabling fans to start planning for what promises to be the biggest-ever global celebration of women’s rugby.

Today, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 have revealed the pool matches and knockout phase locations, with six of the eight Host Locations including Northampton holding pool matches over three weekends. 

The Red Roses will play in Northampton and Brighton and Hove during the pool stage, with the potential to play their quarter-final match in Bristol should they progress. 

More than 400,000 tickets will be available for the 10th edition of the pinnacle women’s event which will take place across six weekends from 22 August to 27 September.

Fans will have the chance to watch the world’s 16 best teams and the biggest stars of the game compete at eight locations across the length and breadth of the country, culminating in a grand finale at the world’s largest dedicated rugby union venue, Twickenham Stadium, London. 

Ticket prices will range from £5 to £95 across the tournament, with over 60 per cent of tickets under £25 and children’s prices available at every match. Accessible tickets will also be available for all matches and with 95 per cent of the population within two hours travel time to a venue, there are more opportunities than ever before for fans to attend from across the host nation.

Fans can register for free online to enter the presale on 24 September to ensure they are among the first to secure their place at the opening match and the highly anticipated final at Twickenham Stadium. The tournament’s Worldwide Partner Mastercard also offer its cardholders access to a priority sale on 17 September, 2024 via the official Women’s RWC 2025 ticketing website.

The Heart of the Game

Watch the promotional trailer created by Northampton Film Festival and sixth form students with special educational needs at Northgate Academy:

A promotional trailer for the Women's Rugby World Cup coming to Northampton
“We are enormously excited to be announced as a host venue for England’s Red Roses during next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup and can’t wait to welcome rugby fans from around the world to experience everything West Northamptonshire has to offer.

“This is set to be an unmissable event and we encourage everyone to register their interest online ahead of tickets for the opening match and final going on sale in September to avoid disappointment. We look forward to the full match schedule being revealed in October and can’t wait to see everyone come together to join us in this celebration of women’s rugby.”
Jane Carr, Director of Communities & Opportunities at West Northamptonshire Council
“This announcement marks an exciting milestone for the tournament and one that will enable fans to mark their diaries and make plans with their friends, families and teammates.

“We are pleased that the tournament will not only be the most accessible Women’s Rugby World Cup geographically, but also matched with accessibility of entry price tickets ensuring more fans than ever will be able to attend this generational moment for rugby.”
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont
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