For the first time ever, two of England’s RBS 6 Nations matches next month are to be broadcast in 3D in cinemas around the country, the RFU has announced.
The matches against Wales and Ireland will be broadcast live in 3D at over 40 screens across England, thanks to sponsor O2 who have organised filming the games using special polarised cameras.
Tickets for the two matches are currently changing hands for over £200 each on fan-to-fan ticket exchange Viagogo, the matches to be screened are (click for Twickenham ticket prices):
- England v Wales – 6th February 2010; and
- England v Ireland – 27th February 2010.
Paul Vaughan, RFU Director told how he hoped that “rugby fans will pack cinemas across the country to support the team and mark this milestone.”
If this scheme is successful, we could well see other major sporting events covered in a similar manner – with the soccer World Cup in South Africa an obvious candidate for live screenings.
O2 customers can get Priority tickets to the England v Wales screenings from 27th Jan 2009 by texting 3D to 2020. Tickets go on sale to general public from 29th Jan. Ticket prices range from £12.50 per adult to £10 per child (under 14 years).