The RLWC2017 is scheduled from October 26 to December 2 and will be co-hosted by Australia, New Zealand and PNG.
PNG will host national team Kumuls’ three pool matches against Wales (October 28), Ireland (Nov 5) and the USA (Nov 12).
RLWC2017 general manager commercial and marketing, Rohan Sawyer said the tournament will be the biggest event in the region during 2017.
An estimated 450,000 fans will attend the event which would be a tournament record.
Oil Search managing director Peter Botten said the NFS Trustees are looking at increasing capacity of the stadium before the RLWC and see what they can do in the time frame available.
Botten said they’re obviously mindful that it will be a sell out and the more seats they can put in, the more people they can bring in.
“Bringing as many Papua New Guineans to watch the RLWC is very important and we will do whatever we can to build as many seats as we can for the tournament.
“We know there’re going to be many more people who will want to witness the event.
“We will host 13 Hunters Games here as well so we got to continue to build and improve the stadium,” Botten said.
The public is encouraged to view the RLWC2017 Draw and to purchase tickets for other matches at www.rlwc2017.com/fixtures
RLWC2017 Fan packages are on sale now at www.rlwc.com/travel