Demand for RBS Six Nations reaches new heights as fans count down to World Cup
viagogo, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, highlights the key tournament ticketing trends it has seen so far. In the week running up to the opening match, viagogo has seen ticket demand nearly double as excitement builds.
Most popular tickets
The most popular Six Nations matches, based on ticket searches on viagogo’s 55 global websites, are:
Wales vs England (6th Feb, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Ireland vs France (14th Feb, Aviva Stadium, Dublin)
England vs Scotland (14th March, Twickenham Stadium, London)
Italy vs Ireland (7th Feb, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)
Scotland vs Wales (15th Feb, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)
The popularity of Six Nations matches seems to mirror the groups for the Rugby World Cup, with England and Wales in one group and France, Ireland and Italy in another.
Scotland’s impressive performance over the past 12 months has also seen Scottish matches shoot up the rankings, with searches up 167% compared to 2014.
Best value tickets
The best bargains on viagogo’s site are currently:
Italy vs Ireland from £14 (7th Feb, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)
Italy vs Wales from £16 (21st March, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)
Italy vs France from £16 (15th March, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)
Scotland vs Wales from £18 (15th Feb, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)
Scotland vs Italy from £20 (28th Feb, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)
Rome is currently the best value destination for Six Nations matches and viagogo is seeing Irish fans snapping up tickets from £14 to see their team play Italy in Rome, rather than £89 to see Ireland vs France at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
A viagogo spokesperson commented: “The RBS Six Nations is always one of the highlights of the sporting calendar but the excitement is even greater this year because fans are seeing it as a warm up for the Rugby World Cup. The most popular matches are previews of clashes that will happen later this year.
“We are also seeing more cross-border demand for the RBS Six Nations than ever before, driven by the fact it’s often cheaper to watch your team play away rather than at home, even with the travel costs.”