During the last hours, the Australian government confirmed its commitment to support Australia’s bid for the 2027 World Cup.
Rugby’s highest date is the third largest international sporting event in the world, reaching a global audience of 857 million fans.
Hosting the 2027 edition in Australia is projected to generate $ 2 billion in direct and indirect expenses for the economy, through a total attendance of more than two million, and more than 200,000 international visitors are expected to travel for the tournament that lasts six weeks.
Rugby Australia began its planning in October of last year and the same It will be announced by World Rugby in May 2022.
The President of Rugby Australia, Hamish McLennan, said: “On behalf of Rugby Australia and the Australian rugby community, I want to thank Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Australian government for supporting Australia’s bid to host the Rugby World Cup 2027.”
“This is a once in a generation opportunity for our country and we have already made significant progress in laying the foundation for a successful offering.”
“We look forward to working closely with the Australian government over the next several months to come up with a compelling offer that will bring significant economic benefit to Australia,” McLennan said.
The Chairman of the Rugby World Cup 2027 Bid Advisory Board, Sir Rod Eddington, said: “I want to echo Hamish’s gratitude to the Australian government for their commitment to supporting Australia’s bid for the World Cup.”
“Hosting would be transformative, not just for gambling in this country and the Pacific region, but also for Australia’s economy as we emerge and re-establish ourselves in a post-COVID world.”
“The hard work is well under way and the Tender Advisory Board has already made significant progress in this planning phase. We are excited to continue our dialogue with World Rugby, as well as to continue to collaborate with the Australian government and the respective state governments, ”said Eddington.
The 2019 Japan World Cup was the most economically successful in history, with more than $ 7.5 billion generated in economic output and attracting more than 240,000 international visitors.
Source: Rugby Australia.