Rugby World Cup opening on the 20th “The momentum to achieve the goal of full capacity of all venues” Organizing Committee September 17, 19:12
Three days after the opening of the Rugby World Cup Japan Games, the organizing committee of the tournament will hold a press conference with the international headquarters “World Rugby”, and Chairman Tatsuo Mitarai will “realize the goal of filling all venues” “It ’s momentum.”
On the evening of the 17th, a press conference held in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo was attended by Chairman Mitarai, Chairman Shigetaka Mori of the Japan Rugby Association, and Chairman Bill Beaumont of World Rugby.
Mr. Mitarai said, “I would like to express my deep gratitude to all Japan for helping with the preparations. Ticket sales are going very well and the goal of filling all venues is likely to be realized.” I talked about the response.
According to the Organizing Committee, out of approximately 1.8 million tickets, approximately 1.71 million, or 95%, are expected to be sold.
“We have a good start. The first Japan tournament in Asia will be a turning point and will have an impact on the spread of rugby. Enjoy the greatness of Japanese fans from overseas. I will get you. "
Domestic economic effect expected to reach 437.2 billion yen
Regarding the Rugby World Cup Japan tournament, the Organizing Committee has compiled a trial calculation that the domestic economic effect is expected to reach 437.2 billion yen.
Among them, during the tournament, the maximum number of spectators who visit the venues nationwide is expected to be 1.8 million, of which about 400,000 foreigners visit Japan from abroad.
Proceed with preparations for congestion countermeasures
In the vicinity of Hanazono Rugby Field in Higashi-Osaka City, one of the venues, known as a sacred place for rugby, a large number of spectators including foreigners are expected every game, and preparations for congestion countermeasures are underway.
At the Rugby World Cup, the Hanazono Rugby Field will have four games, including Italy vs. Namibia on the 22nd, and 20,000 spectators, including many foreigners, are expected to visit each game.
The local municipality is planning to dedicate an approximately 400-meter road to the nearest Kintetsu-Higashi Hanazono Station, the so-called “Scrum Road,” after the game because there is concern about the surrounding congestion.
In addition, entrance restrictions are set at the station, and spectators who have walked will wait in the roundabout in front of the station where entry of cars and taxis is prohibited and will be guided to the station in turn.
For guidance, we prepared speakers in four languages, such as English and Chinese, so that they could be communicated to foreigners. It means that you can guide the registered 600 patterns in each language, such as “Please follow the instructions” or “Please line up in two lines”.
Mr. Hiroyuki Sumida, general manager of the joint office for the tournament, said, “Since many foreigners visit, I want to make sure that I can handle multiple languages and guide them smoothly.”