Manchester Central

What to expect

City of Manchester also border the City of Salford, with Salford to the north.

 Manchester Central will host the wheelchair final.


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Welcome to RLWC2021

The Rugby League World Cup is almost here, and we want to help you get the most out of your match day experience.

This is the place to find all the information you need to know about before attending your match. Plan your journey to the venue, view our top tips, get local information and much more.

Your journey to RLWC2021 starts here. 

Your Tickets Are Now Available

Follow the instructions below in order to access your tickets.

Log-in to your ticket account at 

Once logged in, select the ‘My Tickets’ option from the menu bar 

You will now be able to see a list of tickets you have booked. 

Please make sure to print a copy of each ticket and bring it with you to the match if the fixture is held at St James' Park, Halliwell Jones or Riverside Stadium).  

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App features include.

  • Match centre with live scores, stats and commentary updates
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  • Opportunities to cast your vote for player of the match
  • Offering exclusive news and videos, plus a personalised app experience, download it now and get the most out of RLWC2021.

The RLWC2021 app can be downloaded here from Apple, and here from Android.


The closest train station to Manchester Central is Deansgate Castlefield and is a 5 minute walk from the venue. Alternatively, Manchester Oxford Road station is a 13 minute walk away. Manchester Piccadilly (22 min walk) and Manchester Victoria (24 min walk) are serviced by frequent trains, and Metrolink trams can be accessed from these stations. 


There is a free accessible bus service in Manchester, Route 2 passing by Manchester Central. For more information on free bus services in Manchester, follow the link here


The closest tram stops to Manchester Central are Deansgate Castlefield (5 min walk) and St Peter’s Square (13 min walk). If you are arriving by train to Piccadilly or Victoria stations, passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. For most up-to-date tram times and routes, you can download the Manchester Metrolink app on both the AppStore and on Google Play 


The postcode for Manchester Central is M2 3GX, however for directions by car, use the RLWC2021 journey planne


There is no parking at Manchester Central, however the closest car park is the NCP Manchester Central on Lower Mosley Street, and spaces are available on a pay and display basis.

Click below to download the Manchester Central Spectator Guide

Ticket Office

The ticket office will open three hours prior to kick-off and will close at halftime. Please note for double header matches, the opening time will be three hours prior to the first kick off and closing time will be around half time of the second match.

Ticketholders who have any specific ticketing enquiries prior to match day should contact

For more information, please visit

Arrive in plenty of time 

Doors open 90 minutes before kick off. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the venue and locate your entry point. Then enjoy the hospitality of our host and any pre-match entertainment on offer along with soaking up the atmosphere ahead of the match.

Payment Methods

RLWC2021 prefer cashless for all payment methods. RLWC2021 recommend, where possible, contactless payment is used.

No Re-entry

We are operating a no re-entry policy. Once you have entered the venue, you cannot exit and re-enter. SECURITY CHECKS
If asked by venue stewards, RLWC2021 staff or volunteers to take part in any security checks we ask you to co-operate and comply. Failure to comply may result in refused entry with no refund.

Dress the part

Kit your squad out in items from our range of RLWC2021 merchandise, available to buy now at

COVID Safety

RLWC2021 will continue to follow government guidance relating to COVID-19.

Counter Terrorism

Counter Terrorism Policing is working with the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to encourage the public to be vigilant for anything that doesn’t seem right, and to report it to security or a police officer. Security is a team effort. When you are in our stadium, be aware of your surroundings. Report anything that doesn’t seem right to a steward. Trust your instincts and ACT. In an emergency call 999.

Things to do in Manchester

Whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, there are plenty to do in Manchester. Be absorbed by beautiful attractions such as the gothic architecture at John Rylands Library and Manchester Cathedral; take in fine art at Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth; discover history, old and new, at the Science and Industry Museum and People’s History Museum; or see contemporary arts redefined at HOME. Of course, Manchester is synonymous with football, so make some time to tour the grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City, and discover the social history of the beautiful game at the National Football Museum.

Accessible Parking

While no parking is available at Manchester Central Convention Complex, accessible parking is in the NCP near Manchester Central and can be pre-booked directly online at NCP Car Park - Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Accessibility Guide
This guide is available in a linear format that is readable through our online accessibility tool, ReciteMe. This guide is available to download online at

Manchester Central Fixtures

  • Wheelchair Finals

    Round: Wheelchair Final
    France Wheelchair

    Fri 18 November - Manchester Central, Manchester

    England Wheelchair
  • Wheelchair Finals

    Round: Wheelchair Final
    France Wheelchair

    Fri 18 November - Manchester Central, Manchester

    England Wheelchair
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