Currie Cup

Sold out signs at Newlands

2013-10-24 17:30
Newlands (File)
Cape Town - The Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks has been sold out two days before kick- off.

According to the website, sales to the public closed on Wednesday, but the ticket offices were re-opened on Thursday morning to make tickets that weren’t taken up by Newlands season ticket holders available to the public.

These were snapped up in double-quick time, meaning that the house full signs have been raised for a domestic final for the first time in a year.

Neither Kings Park last year nor Ellis Park the year before that were sold out for the deciding game of the Currie Cup, but Cape fans have been starved of a final as WP haven’t hosted one since 2001, when they also played against the Sharks.

The Currie Cup has been played in front of poor crowds most of the season, with the Sharks only drawing 17 000 to last Saturday's semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs.

A crowd of 31 000 watched the Newlands semi-final between WP and the Golden Lions.

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