Event Notes: England Rugby Fans To Pay $1,800-Plus For Six Nations Tickets
England rugby fans "face having to pay" more than £1,450 ($1,847) to guarantee tickets to the potential Six Nations Championship decider in Dublin. Eddie Jones’s side won its 14th game in a row, against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, and "would set a world record of 19 consecutive victories if they won the grand slam." The price of a seat on ticket resale websites was on Sunday night starting at £638 ($812) and going up to £1,450. Tickets have not yet been released by the Irish Rugby Football Union, but many fans "may be tempted to stump up the high prices to guarantee one in advance rather than risk missing out when they do go on general sale." Hotel prices are up about 50% on the week before, with four-star hotels starting at £200 ($255) a night (LONDON TIMES, 12/5).
The Liverpool FC Foundation, the club's official charity, announced the first official Legends game to be held at Anfield. Liverpool Legends will play Real Madrid Legends in a return charity match on March 25 (Liverpool).
Although Volkswagen pulled out of the World Rally Championship last month, "there has always been the potential for both the 2016 Polo and the next generation '17 car to be used by private drivers next year." The car is "now ready to run in Monte Carlo, but VW needs private funding for the complete season before it would be able to enter and complete the FIA's homologation process." VW has until the end of next week "to do this in time for round one" (EUROSPORT, 12/4).