The IRFU will increase the capacity of the UCD Bowl for the Women's Rugby World Cup in August.
An “unprecedented demand for tickets” means the capacity of the Belfield stadium will increase to over 16,000 for the tournament.
The UCD Bowl and UCD Billings Park will play host to all of the pool games at the tournament on the 9th, 13th and 17th August, before the games move to Kingspan Stadium in Belfast for the semi final and final.
Additional capacity is being added to the Bowl after all three match days at the ground sold out, with the extra tickets now on sale.
The opening game of the tournament takes place on August 9th, as England take on Spain.
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Ireland’s opener against Australia takes place that evening, too, while Ireland will also play at the Bowl against Japan and France over the following eight days.
"When we marked 100 days to go we advised people to get their tickets fast, and sure enough people moved quick”, said Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Tournament Director, Garrett Tubridy.
“Having sold out the Bowl on all days, and Billings Park on two Match Days, we re-visited our plans to see how we can meet the ongoing demand.
“We are building additional capacity at the Bowl to meet that demand and those tickets are being released to general sale today.