Tees Valley- Venue Guide

What to expect

Situated in the North East, Tees Valley boasts stunning countryside, a dramatic coastline and impressive historical venues.

The Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, will host a significant men’s group game and the city will be the team base for the Cook Island (Men's).

Fans who are attending this venue will need to print their ticket(s) at home and bring a copy with them to the game, as digital/mobile tickets cannot be scanned at this venue. 


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 https://tickets.rlwc2021.com/ 

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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Located 1 mile away from the stadium, the nearest train station is Middlesbrough Railway Station. LNER operates a direct London service from Middlesbrough Railway Station. TransPennine Express and Northern Rail operate through Middlesbrough Railway Station with direct services to and from York, Leeds and Manchester. Connecting services run to Eaglescliffe and Darlington, which both provide links to London and other national destinations. 


The walk from Middlesbrough Railway Station takes approximately ten minutes. Please see the map, or use our journey planner, to plan your route.


Located just over 1 mile from the stadium, Middlesbrough Bus Station serves a number of bus routes across the region. Please note, direct bus services do not operate to the Riverside Stadium. 


Middlesbrough is well connected with the A1 (M), A19, and A66 running through the region from north to south, and east to west. For sat-nav systems, The Riverside Stadium postcode is TS3 6RS.


General car parking is available on a first come first served basis. This must be booked in advance at tickets.mfc.co.uk

Click below to download the Tess Valley 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 RLWC2021@ticketmaster.co.uk

For more information, please visit www.RLWC2021.com/tickets

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 rlwc2021.com/shop

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 Tees Valley

Lose yourself in the region’s stories with the Tees Valley’s museums and historic sites, discover its railway heritage at Darlington’s Head of Steam, or enjoy a maritime experience at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. The Tees Valley’s independent food and drink scene will keep your taste buds satisfied - head to Baker and Bedford Street in Middlesbrough to find a hub of unique food and drink spots. Get your adrenalin pumping with exhilarating outdoor activities. Scale Air Trail, the UK’s biggest adventure high ropes course and experience white water rafting at Tees Barrage. Or try Europe’s longest permanent kart circuit at Middlesbrough’s Teesside Karting


Accessible Parking

Available on a first come first serve basis and can be pre-booked directly with the venue at

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 www.rlwc2021.com/acces

Tees Valley Fixtures

  • Middlesbrough

    Men's Group D

    Round: 3
    Tonga Men

    Sun 30 October - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

    Cook Islands Men
  • Middlesbrough

    Men's Group D

    Round: 3
    Tonga Men

    Sun 30 October - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

    Cook Islands Men
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