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    Ireland To Bid For 2023 World Cup?

    http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/worldc...ldcup2023.html



    IRFU exploring World Cup bid
    Monday 20 February 2012


    The Irish Rugby Football Union is currently considering the viability of a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

    The Sunday Independent reported yesterday that the union is researching the possibility of hosting the tournament in 2023, and that Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, has taken an interest in the project.

    Government support would be essential to any bid, according to the union.

    IRFU chief executive Phillip Browne told the paper: "It's something that we've looked at in the past and coming back from New Zealand and seeing what they were able to do there, we said let's have a look at it again. So that's all we're doing: having a think about it. It's a question ultimately of whether the Government wants to get involved in it or not. If they don't want to get involved in it then it doesn't happen."

    New Zealand hosted the most recent Rugby World Cup with significant backing from the New Zealand government.

    Rugby World Cup matches were hosted in Ireland during the 1991 and 1999 tournaments.

    England will host the next World Cup in 2015 with Japan set to host four years later in 2019.

    Some matches in 2019 will be played in Hong Kong and Singapore. Italy and South Africa were failed bidders for 2019.

    A successful Irish bid for 2023 would involve a swift return to Europe after the 2015 tournament.

    Other countries believed to be interested in 2023 include the USA and Russia, both seen as huge potential growth markets for the game.

    GAA Director General Paraic Duffy has previously said he would 'welcome' a successful bid for the tournament and that he is open to having a debate on allowing the use of the association's grounds during a tournament.

    Opening up GAA grounds for matches would require a change to the organisation's rules.
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    IRFU Investigating the Possibility of hosting the 2023 Cup

    http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/worldc...ldcup2023.html

    By Brendan Cole
    The Irish Rugby Football Union is currently considering the viability of a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
    The Sunday Independent reported yesterday that the union is researching the possibility of hosting the tournament in 2023, and that Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, has taken an interest in the project.
    Government support would be essential to any bid, according to the union.
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      #3
      Yeah they mentioned it on against the head this evening. Frankie was suggesting that some stadium down in Killarney would be a suitable venue. Anyone know anything about it?
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        #4
        government would have to guarantee all infrastructural costs
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          #5
          Venues? Dublin (x2?), Limerick, Cork, Galway, Belfast. That's 6.

          They had 13 at New Zealand, reduced to 12 when Christchurch pulled out. The other 6 Irish venues would be (in no particular order.....)?
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            #6
            Originally posted by blackwarrior View Post
            Venues? Dublin (x2?), Limerick, Cork, Galway, Belfast. That's 6.

            They had 13 at New Zealand, reduced to 12 when Christchurch pulled out. The other 6 Irish venues would be (in no particular order.....)?
            There is no way we can hold this on our own. Would have to share it. Havent the stadia
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              #7
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                #8
                What we need.....

                Rugby World Cup 2011 Venues/Capacity


                Eden Park Auckland - 60,000
                Stadium Christchurch Christchurch - 38,628
                Wellington Stadium Wellington - 36,000
                Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua - 34,000
                Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin - 30,500
                Waikato Stadium Hamilton - 25,800
                North Harbour Stadium
                *- Auckland - 25,000 Okara Park
                *- Whangarei - 25,000 Stadium Taranaki
                *- New Plymouth - 25,000 McLean Park
                *- Napier - 22,000 Trafalgar Park
                *- Nelson - 20,080 Arena Manawatu*
                - Palmerston North - 18,000
                Rugby Park Stadium Invercargill - 17,000
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by NotreDameRFC View Post
                  What we need.....

                  Rugby World Cup 2011 Venues/Capacity


                  Eden Park Auckland - 60,000
                  Stadium Christchurch Christchurch - 38,628
                  Wellington Stadium Wellington - 36,000
                  Rotorua International Stadium Rotorua - 34,000
                  Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin - 30,500
                  Waikato Stadium Hamilton - 25,800
                  North Harbour Stadium
                  *- Auckland - 25,000 Okara Park
                  *- Whangarei - 25,000 Stadium Taranaki
                  *- New Plymouth - 25,000 McLean Park
                  *- Napier - 22,000 Trafalgar Park
                  *- Nelson - 20,080 Arena Manawatu*
                  - Palmerston North - 18,000
                  Rugby Park Stadium Invercargill - 17,000
                  With help of gaa and some Renovation could look like
                  croke park
                  Dublin 82,300
                  Semple Stadium
                  Tipperary 53,500Aviva
                  Dublin 51,700
                  Gaelic grounds
                  Limerick 49,500
                  Páirc Uí ChaoimhCork 43,500
                  Fitzgerald stadium
                  Killarney 43,000
                  Pearse stadium
                  Galway 34,000
                  ******* park
                  Limerick 26,500
                  Ravenhill
                  Belfast 19,000
                  Rds
                  Dublin 18,500
                  and hopefully Musgrave park development

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                    #10
                    Add the Scots in the mix for 1 group & qf (and their support) and its a runner

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                      #11
                      The problem is we'd nowhere near fill the stadiums for the smaller matches.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Buceph View Post
                        The problem is we'd nowhere near fill the stadiums for the smaller matches.
                        In a nutshell. we'd have to farm it out to the other home nations.
                        I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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                          #13
                          England have done it with very few stadia available to them by farming a group or two out. No reason why it wouldnt work even wthout bringing the GAA in
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post
                            In a nutshell. we'd have to farm it out to the other home nations.

                            Proper marketing, discounted tickets, free entry for U12's/U14's with parents etc and you'd get good crowds...

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Aussiedub View Post
                              Proper marketing, discounted tickets, free entry for U12's/U14's with parents etc and you'd get good crowds...
                              Look at the attendance figures in Ireland no reason why the NZ figures couldn't be matched.

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