September 8, 2021 marked the two-years-countdown until the kick-off of the 2023 Rugby World Cup and an already legendary opening match between the French team and the All Blacks. The opportunity for an event that mobilizes the entire ecosystem of France 2023.
The entire Vivendi group is committed to making this event a huge success. All the group’s entertainment activities, each bringing their own forms of expression and audiences, will help give unprecedented exposure to this sporting competition and enable new audiences to discover rugby.
Rugby World Cup France 2023 will take place in 9 cities: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.
The organizing committee aims to organize the “Territories World Cup”.
Beyond the 48 matches of the tournament, Vivendi and Rugby World Cup France 2023 want to promote rugby’s values loud and clear and to base their action around societal commitments relating to the circular and sustainable economy, education and training, social and territorial inclusion, and respect for all differences.
“Rugby has been closely linked to Vivendi’s identity for over thirty years. It was therefore a natural fit to involve the Group in this incredible adventure to organize a Rugby World Cup in France. As well as helping a larger audience to discover rugby, I am extremely happy to support Rugby World Cup France 2023 and promote inclusion and diversity.”
“Creating a top-level competition and a festive event aimed at a broad audience is a tremendous and exciting challenge. Our different businesses are at the crossroads of entertainment, media and communication, and embody strong values. I am convinced that together we will all contribute to a hugely successful Rugby World Cup France 2023”.