Rugby World Cup: Eden Park working to release more tickets as Black Ferns v England final sells out

Kiwis wanting to get in behind the Black Ferns' push to win the Rugby World Cup are in luck, with Eden Park chief executive Nick Sautner assuring more tickets will be made available for Saturday night.

Following the Black Ferns' dramatic 25-24 victory over France last Saturday, tickets to this weekend's final have become the hottest property in town.

New Zealand will face off against tournament favourites England - currently on a 30 test winning streak - to decide who'll lift the Rugby World Cup in 2022.

The Black Ferns' huddle against France.
The Black Ferns' huddle against France. Photo credit: Image - Photosport

But with interest in the tournament peaking - seeing just shy of 1,000,000 viewers for the semi-final - tickets have sold out, Sautner said.

Not to worry though, as the Eden Park boss said everything is being done to ensure more seats and tickets will be made available for those wanting to see a World Cup final on home soil.

"At this stage we are officially sold out," Sautner told AM. "We are working with the local organising committee, and hopeful that there may be a few [more] tickets released.

"It's just such a wonderful result and a genuine opportunity to showcase women's sport at our national stadium.

"We've been working with the local organising committee around some of the official areas, play areas, even the entertainment spaces.

"We just want to maximise the attendance, have a full Eden Park supporting the Black Ferns and hopefully seeing another sensational victory.

"In the grandstands there's obviously allocations for World Rugby [and] the various teams participating.

"We just want to ensure there isn't a vacant seat at the garden of Eden, and we're ensuring that every person that can have the opportunity will have the opportunity - if that's available."

The final won't be the only match taking place on Saturday either.

As a curtain raiser to the World Cup final, the two beaten semi-finalists - France and Canada - will square off beforehand in the third-place playoff, giving fans the chance to see two quality test matches for the price of one.

And Sautner urges anyone already planning on attending on Saturday to make the most of the opportunity, and get to Eden Park early to take in both games.

"It's such a wonderful family atmosphere, it's been a big festival really," he added. "Gates open at 3:30pm, we encourage people to get here early.

"Embrace the event, this is history-making. For those who've been lucky enough to secure a ticket, we want to see both games packed.

"After the COVID delays, this is the perfect outcome to just a wonderful tournament."

Catch the Rugby World Cup live on Spark Sport or free-to-air on Three, or join Newshub from on Saturday for live updates of the Black Ferns v England final