Rugby World Cup: Organisers expect over 1m to attend fanzones

New Zealand Rugby World Cup winners 2011
New Zealand won the last Rugby World Cup on home soil in 2011

Organisers expect more than one million people to attend 15 fanzones around England during the Rugby World Cup.

Locations of Rugby World Cup fanzones
Locations of Rugby World Cup fanzones

There will be official fanzones in each host city when the tournament starts in September, as well as in Rugby, the birthplace of the game, and London's Trafalgar Square.

The zones will feature big screens, entertainment, food and drink and rugby activities.

Capacity of the venues will range from 2,000 up to 15,000.

Fans will get a chance to see the World Cup trophy as it begins a 100-day tour around the UK and Ireland starting on 10 June.

The Webb Ellis Cup will visit Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England.

It will arrive at Twickenham Stadium on 18 September ahead of the opening ceremony prior to the first game, between hosts England and Fiji in Group A.

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