Connacht Rugby’s record-breaking year is set to continue with the toppling of another ticketing milestone. Over 3,000 Connacht Season Tickets have been sold to date and at current rates last year’s total will be surpassed in the next couple of days.
It has been a monumental year at the turnstiles for Connacht Rugby with thousands of supporters signing up so far. And with three months still to go to avail of the Season Ticket offering, the party looks set to continue out west.
Demand for Season Tickets has been so strong in the province that certain sections of the Sportsground have already sold out and the province’s head of marketing Alex Saul explains some of the reasons why.
“We took the bold decision of freezing the majority of prices and offering a series of loyalty and advocate discounts earlier in the year before we knew our Heineken Cup fate,” he said.
“We felt that if we got the offer right then the fans would keep on coming as the on-field and matchday product is improving week on week.
“The Heineken Cup is the icing on the cake but the package is loaded with extras such as some free transport and other incentives and we’re delighted that its value has shone through, especially the family version of which we’ve sold to over 300 families.”
Connacht launched their Season Ticket campaign at the end of March, two months earlier than last year and before Heineken Cup qualification was guaranteed, but that did not deter supporters from snapping up some great deals with both renewal and early bird prices offering amazing value for money.
Even as those offers end there some great deals to avail of with adult Season Tickets priced from just €;225, that works out at less than €;14 per match for each of Connacht’s home RaboDirect PRO12, Heineken Cup and British & Irish Cup games.
“Connacht Rugby is experiencing a lot of positive change at the moment – there have been some astute signings with two Heineken Cup finalists and a world class out-half joining the province along with some young dynamic Irish-qualified players bursting through the system,” added Saul.
“This is coupled with further redevelopment of the Sportsground and a comprehensive expansion of our commercial programme.
“When you step back and look at it all in the context of our best ever league finish, the return of the Heineken Cup and our entry into the British & Irish Cup, it shows the breathtaking strides Connacht have made in the last 12 months.
“The people of Connacht are being swept along on this journey and the challenge for us is to raise the bar higher both off and on the field.”
Connacht Rugby Season Tickets are available from www.connachtrugby.ie or from the ticket office at Connacht Rugby, the Sportsground, College Road, Galway.