Let me move over to this fancy map, now I
am going to be careful because I don’t want to get my shoes wet and step on the Lake District.
It is time now to announce the first venue – for the past 4 years this city has provided
a pilgrimage for Rugby League fans for one Magic Weekend in the Spring, with an enormous
capacity of over 52,000 St. James’ Park in the city of Newcastle will kick off the tournament
in style. Music. C: Where better to start any celebration than
in the heart of the North East, in a city that worships its sport and fans are unrivalled
in their passion. St. James’ Park in Newcastle will be hosting the opening ceremony for the
2021 Rugby League World Cup – so why start things off here? If you have never been to
the North East before this is your perfect chance, Newcastle is a city of sport and culture.
We are proud to be kicking off the Rugby League World Cup in what will be a packed stadium,
the perfect start for the fans. S: We are very proud that the opening ceremony
and the first men’s match of the Rugby league World Cup 2021 is here in Newcastle, at St.
James’ Park. C: Fans of all ages have a chance to join
a city that loves the game, we can’t wait to show you how it’s done.