Tri-Nations fever grabs Bloem
Tickets selling for Tri-Nations at Vodacom Park selling fast. (Gallo Images)
Bloemfontein – The City of Roses is in the grip of rugby fever with 32 389 tickets for the Tri-Nations Test between the Springboks and Wallabies on September 4 having been sold by late Thursday afternoon.
Only 13 611 tickets are still available for the Bloemfontein Test, with Vodacom Park seating 46 000 spectators.
“We expect the remaining tickets to be sold quickly,” said Free State Rugby Union (FSRU) president Harold Verster.
Verster warned that accommodation is scarce, with a number of guest houses and hotels already fully booked.
FSRU marketing manager Ronel Pienaar said that tickets have been reasonably priced.
“We really tried to make it affordable for everyone with budget seats available at R220,” said Pienaar.
Prices vary from R220 to R450 for seats.
“We’d like the Boks to be able to play in a full stadium.”
Pienaar expects supporters to snap up the remaining tickets after Saturday’s Test in Pretoria.
“We’d like people to buy before next week to avoid a rush and ensure that no-one misses out on the big action in Bloemfontein.”
Pienaar expects a festive atmosphere in and around Vodacom Park on the day of the Test.
There will de designated entertainment areas.
The FSRU are also planning on transporting fans to and from the northern and southern parts of the cities between 13h00 and 23h00.
The cost for the transport is R12 per person.
More information will be made available closer to the time of the Test.