Scottish rugby supporters are rising to the challenge of getting behind Edinburgh Rugby in the Celtic Cup final against Ulster at Murrayfield (2.30) with 12,000 tickets already sold
Scottish rugby supporters are rising to the challenge of getting
Edinburgh Rugby in Saturday’s Celtic Cup final against Ulster at
Murrayfield (2.30) as advanced ticket sales have already topped the
Ulster as usual are travelling in force and are expected to
around 3,000 supporters with over 2,00 booked onto early morning
through the club’s official partner Stena Line.
Keith Grainger Tournament Director of Celtic Rugby said: “Whilst
Blackadder’s team are going to have the majority of the crowd willing
on in their bid to lift a first cross-border title for the Scottish
they won’t have the singing all to themselves – these Ulster
becoming legendary and if they make half as much noise as they did in
semi-final at Glasgow, Edinburgh can forget about hearing the castle’s
cannon for an hour or two on Saturday .
“It all reminds me of the film Braveheart, as it seems like the
the McGregors and the MacKenzies have all heard a rallying call and
are uniting behind one Scottish cause,”
“A lot of people questioned the decision to play the Celtic Cup
Murrayfield, when the venue was first announced they declared they
we would get no bigger crowd than at a club venue – around 4,000.
“The advance sales have already trebled that estimate and, when
the passion of the Ulster supporters on the road and the sort of
from the Scottish supporters that is evident now it makes it all
enjoyable, with two teams in fantastic form, one of them Ulster on
the Celtic League and Edinburgh Rugby unbeaten in the Heineken Cup
year, we certainly have the prospect of a classic cup final.
“Particularly popular has been the offer of Family tickets for
and one child at #15 and two adults and two children at just #25,
still available and are on sale until Friday night. We’ve got all
going on for every age group; face painting, balloon modelling, a
metre toboggan run, pipe bands, brass bands, free mince pies and free
mulled wine – it’s set to be the best start to a family Christmas