Bolton was recently confirmed as an official host of the Rugby League World Cup. The RFL announced that Bolton will be a base for Fiji for the 14-nation tournament. Bolton Arena was named as a Team Training Camp & DeVere Whites Hotel as a Team Base Camp.
Gwyn Hughes, Bolton Arena’s Commercial Manager said “We are thrilled to be part of a successful bid to bring world class sport to Bolton and to be hosting one of the most entertaining teams in world rugby league. Having hosted top class boxing, tennis and badminton events, we are looking forward to adding rugby league to that list when we welcome one of the competing nations. We aim to do Bolton proud with the quality of our facilities and the warmth of our welcome.”
A total of 34 bids, comprising 30 stadia, 47 team training sites and 87 team base camps, were submitted to the RFL. Each of the bidding hosts underwent a detailed inspection from a 2013 team to examine the various sites venue specifications, as well as evaluating the enthusiasm and commitment of each bidding host.
Upwards of half a million people are expected to watch the 28 matches live over a six-week period in the autumn of 2013 with a further 20 million viewers from 120 countries tuning in around the world.
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