The Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to Leeds

Kicking off on Friday 18 September with the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup, Leeds’ official Fanzone is set to take over Millennium Square.


Matches will be shown on the big screen, so you can experience the Rugby World Cup 2015 outside the stalls of Elland Road.  Aside from the big screen – there will also be a licensed bar, street food and other activities to get people in the spirit of the tournament.

The Fanzone is open from 18 September –10 October (closed 9 October for Light Night).

Core opening times:

  • (Mon – Sat) 11am to 8pm*
  • (Sun) 11am to 7pm
  • *10pm for late games

For further information about Fanzone activities, visit the official Rugby World Cup Leeds website.

Leeds United’s Elland Road football ground will host two matches:

  • Canada vs Italy (26 September)
  • USA vs Scotland (27 September)

Read more about the matches.

Register for tickets.

There is likely to be some travel disruption around Millenium Square while the Fanzone is there, and around Elland Road on match days. For more information, see the Leeds City Council travel planning webpage.

The University is welcoming the Rugby World Cup by hosting the Scottish team who have been training at the University.

Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, the John Charles Centre for Sport and West Park Leeds Rugby Club were also successful in securing team bases for the 2015 tournament

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