2011 Rugby World Cup Betting Odds: On November 17th 2005 in Dublin, Ireland, the International Rugby Board (IRB) Council voted New Zealand as host for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Betting Odds over Japan and South Africa. The seventh edition of the tournament will be without question the largest sporting event ever held in New Zealand.
This event is expected to cost about (N.Z.) $310 million and expected to generate over (N.Z.) $280 million in ticket sales alone [1 N.Z. dollar = 0.5411 U.S. dollars]. Play officially commences September 10th, 2011 and culminates the weekend of October 22nd, with the final to be played at Eden Park in Auckland.
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It is estimated that over 70,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to travel to New Zealand, beating out the 1987 Rugby World Cup, 1990 Commonwealth Games, 2003 America's Cup and 2005 British and Irish Lions tour. The host country of New Zealand is the Sports-Odds favorite to win the 2011 Rugby World Cup Betting Odds at -110.
After months of speculation, the IRB announced on Friday, November 30th 2007, that the 2011 Rugby World Cup Betting Odds tournament would feature 20 teams: 12 teams qualified in the 2007 tournament and the remaining 8 berths will be determined by regional qualifying tournaments. Here’s how the pools stack, along with 2011 Rugby World Cup Betting Odds:
New Zealand [-110]
Play Off Winner
South Africa [+450]
“The match schedule for the pool stage will be announced in the second quarter of 2009. If precedent is followed, the opening match at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday, September 10, 2011 will be between New Zealand and either France or Tonga, although it is not yet known whether a match will be played on the Friday night.”