Leigh Sports Village
Welcome to RLWC2021
The Rugby League World Cup is almost here, and we want to help you get the most out of your match day experience.
This is the place to find all the information you need to know about before attending your match. Plan your journey to the venue, view our top tips, get local information and much more.
Your journey to RLWC2021 starts here.
Your Tickets Are Now Available
Follow the instructions below in order to access your tickets.
Log-in to your ticket account at https://tickets.rlwc2021.com/
Once logged in, select the ‘My Tickets’ option from the menu bar
You will now be able to see a list of tickets you have booked.
Please make sure to print a copy of each ticket and bring it with you to the match if the fixture is held at St James' Park, Halliwell Jones or Riverside Stadium).
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There are no public buses or trains directly to the stadium, however, Leigh Sports Village has a fully accessible walking route from the town centre and the local bus station.
By bus from Manchester to Leigh:
The most direct route is by bus on the V1 Vantage service, which takes just under an hour to Leigh. During the day, buses depart every fifteen minutes, and they depart every half hour in the evening. You can pick up the bus in Princess Street, St Peters Square in Manchester city centre. The same bus service travels back to Manchester from Leigh bus station up until 23:00. Tickets are available on-board using cash or contactless payment and cost £2 for a single or £5 for a day ticket.
By bus from Bolton and Wigan to Leigh:
There are frequent bus services serving Leigh bus station. A day ticket for unlimited travel on any bus will set you back £6.40. For more info, visit the Transport of Greater Manchester website.
Nearest Train Stations:
Atherton (3 miles)
Newton-le-Willows (6 miles)
Wigan Wallgate (8 miles)
Wigan Northwestern (8 miles)
Bus and rail services operate until just past 23:00, with reduced frequency after 19:00 and all day on Sundays. Supporters attending an 20:00 kick-off at Leigh Sports Village, don’t forget to check the last departure times when planning your travel.
If you’re coming from Leigh Town Centre, it’s a 15-minute walk to reach the stadium. The walking route goes along a busy highway though, so, take extra care at points where the pavement narrows. The route also goes through a residential area, so please be considerate, particularly for evening fixtures.
BY CAR AND PARKING
The postcode for Leigh Sports Village is WN7 4JY, however for directions by car, use the RLWC2021 journey planner. While there isn’t parking available at Leigh Sports Village, there are many local car parks which operate on a first come first served basis. Keep in mind that car park charges will apply.
Local Car Parks:
- Spinning Gate (WN7 4LB)
- Pennington Flash (WN7 3PA)
- Leigh Miners (WN7 2NZ) All offer over 1,500 parking spaces between them and all three are within a 15-minute walk of the venue.
- Doctors Nook (WN7 1DP)
- Leigh RUFC (WN7 3NA)
- Lord Street (WN7 1DP) All offer parking and are all about a 20-minute walk from the stadium
The ticket office will open three hours prior to kick-off and will close at halftime. Please note for double header matches, the opening time will be three hours prior to the first kick off and closing time will be around half time of the second match.
Ticketholders who have any specific ticketing enquiries prior to match day should contact RLWC2021@ticketmaster.co.uk
For more information, please visit www.RLWC2021.com/tickets
Arrive in plenty of time
Doors open 90 minutes before kick off. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the venue and locate your entry point. Then enjoy the hospitality of our host and any pre-match entertainment on offer along with soaking up the atmosphere ahead of the match.
RLWC2021 prefer cashless for all payment methods. RLWC2021 recommend, where possible, contactless payment is used.
We are operating a no re-entry policy. Once you have entered the venue, you cannot exit and re-enter. SECURITY CHECKS
If asked by venue stewards, RLWC2021 staff or volunteers to take part in any security checks we ask you to co-operate and comply. Failure to comply may result in refused entry with no refund.
Dress the part
Kit your squad out in items from our range of RLWC2021 merchandise, available to buy now at rlwc2021.com/shop
RLWC2021 will continue to follow government guidance relating to COVID-19.
Counter Terrorism Policing is working with the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to encourage the public to be vigilant for anything that doesn’t seem right, and to report it to security or a police officer. Security is a team effort. When you are in our stadium, be aware of your surroundings. Report anything that doesn’t seem right to a steward. Trust your instincts and ACT. In an emergency call 999.
Things to do in Leigh
There’s loads of great things to do in Leigh during your visit. Pennington Flash Local Nature Reserve is part of an impressive country park. The lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife making it one of the most interesting walks in the borough. You’ll be surprised what you may spot along the way! Spinning Gate Shopping Centre. Is conveniently located close to the bus station and surrounded by a choice of car parks. With 39 shops there is a huge range of fashion and great choice of food, gifts and every day essentials – all at great prices. To find out more things to do in Wigan and Leigh, visit:
While there isn’t parking available at Leigh Sports Village, there are many local car parks which operate on a first come first served basis. Keep in mind that car park charges will apply.
This guide is available in a linear format that is readable through our online accessibility tool, ReciteMe. This guide is available to download online at www.rlwc2021.com/acces
Men's Group DRound: 1Wales Men
Wed 19 October - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh12-18Cook Islands Men
Men's Group CRound: 2Lebanon Men
Sun 23 October - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh32-14Ireland Men
Men's Group CRound: 3Lebanon Men
Sun 30 October - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh74-12Jamaica Men
Men's Group D
Wed 19 October - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh12-18
Men's Group C
Sun 23 October - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh32-14
Men's Group C
Sun 30 October - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh74-12