Clare Burnett

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Elland Road to host Rugby World Cup 2015 game with 80k people expected

USA have been confirmed as the team to play Scotland at Rugby World Cup 2015 in Leeds as 80,000 people pass though the city.

The game will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday 27 September 2015 at Elland Road as part of a two day rugby weekend at the stadium.

All the four teams that will play in the city over the weekend of September 26/27 have now been confirmed - Italy will be playing against Canada on Saturday 26 September at 2:30pm and Scotland will be playing the USA on Sunday 27 September at 2:30pm.

The third largest sporting event in the world, Rugby World Cup 2015 will bring a whole host of benefits to the city. There be up to 80,000 people passing through the city, and it is expected to create new links with countries such as Canada, USA and Italy along with Scotland.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for leisure and skills said: “It is fantastic news that we now have all the four teams confirmed to play in Leeds, and I would like to congratulate USA on their victory.

“Having fans travelling to our city from all over the world will give the city an excellent opportunity to showcase what a diverse and exciting place Leeds is to be.

“September 2015 is going to offer a fantastic weekend of world class rugby, and as a city we are looking forward to the hype and excitement that will surround the tournament as we get ever closer to the start date.

“For Leeds, we hope to build on the momentum that is already surrounding the city around the Tour de France and continue this excitement right through the rest of 2014 in 2015 as we get ready to host games for Rugby World Cup 2015.

“It is great to see Leeds asserting its credentials as the city to visit for world class events.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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