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October 05, 2005

Concessions for OAPs and under-fives

Posted by Editor on October 5, 2005 11:44 AM | 2 comments | Print | E-mail author
Scottish Rugby has reviewed the season ticket prices and as a result amended those affecting two spectator groups for matches involving our three pro-teams - the Border Reivers, Edinburgh Gunners and Glasgow Warriors.

We have decided to introduce concessions for OAPs (over 60s) and give free entry to children under five years old at all home Celtic League, Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup matches.

Scottish Rugby is keen to provide a fun family atmosphere for ALL at pro-team matches and this pricing review comes after receiving constructive feedback and suggestions from rugby supporters.

John Thorburn, Business Manager for the Border Reivers, said: "These changes come into effect immediately so will apply for our match at Netherdale this Friday (7 October) against the Gunners. It's really important to take on the views of the public – both young and old – and I would like to think that this decision will enhance support for the Border Reivers."

Lindsey Geddes, Edinburgh Gunners' Business Manager, said: "We have always received solid support from our concession groups and look forward to this continuing. Our next home match in the Celtic League is against Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday 14 October and then we are straight into our first Heineken Cup game against Wasps on Sunday 23 October - these are exciting matches for us so it would be great to see all the family at Murrayfield supporting the Gunners."

Diane Murphy, Business Manager for the Glasgow Warriors, said: "Glasgow Warriors represent a huge area of Scotland and the players and staff greatly value support from every section of our large community. Rugby is a major sport that generates great excitement and at Hughenden we encourage family participation. If you are looking for a fun day out come along and enjoy yourself supporting the best in the West!"

Match day tickets for OAPs at Border Reivers' games at Netherdale will cost £5 for the family stand (silver) and £4 for the ground (bronze); at Edinburgh Gunners' games they will cost £5 for the silver sections of the West stand at Murrayfield; and for Glasgow Warriors' games at Hughenden they will cost £5 for the silver sections of the ground.

There are no concessions in the gold sections at Netherdale, Murrayfield or Hughenden.

Those OAPs who have already purchased season tickets will receive a refund in one of three ways – with two tickets (valued at £80) for Scotland's Autumn Test matches against either Argentina or Samoa; an £80 gift voucher for the Scottish Rugby store; or a £50 cash refund. A full refund will be given to those who have purchased season tickets for children under five years of age.

For further information on refunds and the new ticket prices visit the "Buy Tickets" section on the Scottish Rugby website (www.scottishrugby.org)

Posted by wils on October 6, 2005 09:52 PM | Reply to this comment

I should think so too! Nice to see SRU are actually listening

Posted by hugues on October 6, 2005 11:32 PM | Reply to this comment

Just a word about attendancies for rugby matches. There is a record, THE RECORD of attendancie in France. Even better than soccer,the Top 14 game the 15th of October Stade Francais v Toulouse Stade de France will be full 78000 people, quite incredible when you know Rugby is not so popular in the north of "La Loire".

THE PRICE to watch two of the best rugby teams in France. TICKETS from 4 quid! Quite good in a way for the popularity of the game.

On the other hand it's full of soccer supporters (who are "blasés" with football, no wonder), and i'm fed up to hear their rubbish comments, and insults on the other team! Rugby is not especially played at public school or universities in France, so there is a good mixture of people.

I don't want to be elitist, but the game is more and more popular in France, not to play but for watching, and the risk is to have a kind of people not interested in the game, just there to have a free flag etc, etc... Rugby is a professionnal game now with good and bad things...

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