Rugby World Cup ticket prices announced Newstalk ZB - December 4, 2009, 6:14 am The cheapest seat at the Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park will cost $390 and the dearest $1,250. Prices for the tournament have been released and tickets will go on general sale in April next year. Rugby New Zealand 2011 CEO Martin Snedden says pool matches are a lot cheaper with children's prices starting at $15 and adults $30. Children's priced tickets will be available for all pool matches and the bronze final. Mr Snedden says although tickets for knockouts and major pool matches are expensive by New Zealand standards, two-thirds of matches are priced at or below existing test match prices and prices are comparable with major international sporting events. He says the message is that the tournament is for the whole country and not just the big cities. "RWC 2011 is one of the world's greatest sporting events and will be a once in a lifetime opportunity in such a rugby-loving country as New Zealand. Hosting such an event in New Zealand is a fantastic chance for us to showcase New Zealand and the prices mean the vast majority of matches are priced at a level all New Zealanders can access. "Many matches will be played during the day and we're keen to see as many families as possible enjoy the RWC 2011 experience. There will be at least one match at every venue which a family of four can enjoy for between $90 and $120 plus booking fees." Mr Snedden believes the prices will result in each match being played in front of full venues, however, it is expected that a loss of around $39 million will still be made. He says the tournament, which is being held across 13 venues, will be "a wonderful festival of rugby with an incredible atmosphere for 44 days throughout the whole country." More information on ticketing can be found at www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets.