Rugby World Cup In Bucks and Northants

26 March 2015, 13:33 | Updated: 26 March 2015, 16:06

Organisers of the Rugby World Cup have announced today how rugby fans around here will be able to be involved in this autumn's tournament.

Campbell Park in Milton Keynes is to be one of the official free-to-enter FanZones for the Rugby World Cup.

For those without tickets to the venues, a giant screen will show 9 games during the tournament in August and September.

Later today, we'll also hear how the World Cup Trophy will visit local clubs, we're expecting it to be at the Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints.

For the FanZones, they'll be located within each host city as well as in the town of Rugby, the birthplace of the game, and in London’s Trafalgar Square.

The FanZone sites:

  • Birmingham: Eastside Park
  • Brighton & Hove: Madeira Drive
  • Cardiff: Cardiff Arms Park
  • Exeter: Northernhay Gardens
  • Gloucester: Gloucester Docks
  • Leeds: Millennium Square
  • Leicester: Victoria Park
  • London: Wembley Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Trafalgar Square and Richmond's Old Deer Park
  • Manchester: Albert Square
  • Milton Keynes: Campbell Park
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne: Science Central
  • Rugby: Old Market Place

Each Fanzone will include a big screen; with some showing live Rugby World Cup 2015 matches, rugby activities, food and drink, entertainment and unique regional content to celebrate each host city and match venue’s role in Rugby World Cup 2015. Trafalgar Square will be open from the weekend of the semi-finals until the final and include entertainment, food and drink, and rugby activities on the semi-final, bronze final and final matchdays.

On non-match days, Trafalgar Square, along with a number of other official Fanzones, will play host to grassroots and community rugby initiatives and events to celebrate the game and the wider tournament.