Preston has submitted an application in the hope to host a Rugby League World Cup game in 2021.
The City Council have launched the bid in the hope to promote Preston on an international platform that will be sure to bring thousands of visitors to the City.
Preston’s application will be competing with 28 other towns and cities to earn the right to host a match during the tournament.
The details of the application have so far not been revealed, as of right now we can only speculate that the Council plan to use either the Preston Grass Hoppers’ ground or perhaps some type of conversion of Deepdale stadium.
According to the Preston City Council website, Councillor Peter Kelly, Cabinet member for culture and leisure at Preston City Council, said, ‘Our application to be a part of the Rugby League World Cup in 2021 has been submitted.’
‘It would be an amazing opportunity for Preston to a part of this well-known event and promote our city on the world’s stage. I look forward to welcoming the organisers to Preston and showing them our vast cultural offer before waiting to hear if we have been successful early next year.’