Over 50 000 tickets sold for Super Rugby pre-season friendlies
Cape Town - Supporters are urged to jump into action if they are keen to attend the Superhero Sunday double-header at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday after more than 50 000 tickets have already been snapped up, with only 1 000 tickets still on sale at Computicket outlets or online.
This rugby extravaganza will feature all four of South Africa's Super Rugby teams, playing in the colours of prominent Marvel super heroes.
Supporters who bought tickets online are advised to collect tickets in advance from the various Computicket outlets. Gates will open at 12:00 on Sunday and fans are encouraged to make their way to the stadium early. Public are reminded that there will be no ticket sales or collections at the stadium on match day.
The packed crowd will offer a clear demonstration of Capetonians' passion for rugby, while the teams are sure to try and lay down a marker for the forthcoming season.
Simon Camerer, the Chief Customer Officer of Multichoice, said he is delighted with the fantastic response from local Cape Town supporters for the event.
"There is a real buzz of excitement and it is great for DStv that Capetonians have embraced Superhero Sunday, which I’m sure will deliver an unforgettable day of rugby entertainment,” said Camerer.
"The event promises to be an enjoyable family experience, aligning to DStv’s vision to deliver top-class entertainment for the whole family."
These rugby fixtures are more than unprecedented in a local rugby context because the unique partnership with Marvel puts South African rugby in esteemed company.
Marvel has previously partnered with other sport codes, but this is the first such arrangement with rugby union in Africa, with the Stormers (Thor), Lions (Spider-Man), Sharks (Black Panther) and Bulls (Captain America) having adopted several of the entertainment giant’s most popular franchises for their theming during the Super Rugby season.
They will wear the epic jerseys during Sunday's special double header event, and thereafter exclusively in most SA derbies. This collaboration echoes previous Marvel partnerships, with the recent Australian Open and the National Rugby League where fans arrived daily dressed in the gear of popular Marvel characters to support their favourites.
Sunday's television broadcast from Cape Town Stadium will begin at 13:00 (SS1 and SS11). The first match, between the Lions and Sharks, kicks off at 14:00, and will be followed by the second game at 16:15 between the Stormers and the Bulls.
*Tickets, from as little as R50 (or four from R150), are available at Computicket, while corporate hospitality can be arranged via www.circa.co.zaor contact Tharone on 083 642 4240 for more information.