Organizers Worried about Beer Shortage at Rugby World Cup


Tokyo, May 5 (Jiji Press)--The organizing committee of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is calling on business operators in game host cities to pay attention to securing sufficient beer in preparation for the arrival of beer-guzzling fans from abroad.

On the occasions of past World Cup matches, many restaurants and bars ran out of beer, the organizers said.

In the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, beer consumption at game venues was more than six times the amount consumed at the times of soccer games at the same venues, according to the committee.

Total beer consumption during the last quadrennial event stood at 1.9 million liters, including at public viewing sites. Of the total, 1.3 million liters was consumed at game venues.

More than 400,000 foreigners are forecast to visit Japan during the coming World Cup, which will start in September.

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