World Rugby Officials Land In Dublin To Assess Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 Bid
World Rugby officials have landed in Dublin and will visit the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park as part of their review of Ireland’s bid to host to 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Ireland are up against France and South Africa in the race to host tournament, but are believed to be the frontrunners to host the world spectacle. A World Rugby technical group will meet Ireland’s Bid Oversight Board, which includes former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll and travel the country over the next couple of days.
There are 12 potential venues currently on Ireland’s list, but this will be reduced to eight or 10 for the actual tournament staging.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 21, 2017
Eight GAA grounds form the bulk of the list alongside famous rugby stadia including Ireland’s national ground, the Stadium (Dublin) along with Thomond Park (Limerick), Ravenhill (Belfast) and the RDS (Dublin).
Croke Park (Dublin), Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Cork), Casement Park (Belfast), Fitzgerald Stadium (Kerry), Pearse Stadium (Galway), McHale Park (Mayo), Nowlan Park (Kilkenny) and Celtic Park (Derry) are all part of the Board’s proposal.