London Wasps at Bridgend - Ticket update
By Ospreys Rugby | 31/01/2011
With Sunday's LV= Cup against London Wasps at the Riverside Hardware Brewery Field in Bridgend fast approaching, there are a limited number of unreserved seating tickets available to buy on general sale.
Taking place on Sunday 6thFebruary with a 3.00pm kick-off, the game will be only the second time that the Ospreys have hosted a competitive fixture at the venue, following on from November's game against Leicester Tigers in the same competition, when almost 7,000 fans cheered the region on to a stunning 46-13 win over the English giants on a memorable night.
With the Ospreys still in with a chance of progressing to the semi-final stage, another healthy crowd is anticipated for what promises to be an exciting afternoon for rugby in the Bridgend District.
Tickets are available from both the club shop at the Riverside Hardware Brewery Field and the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, as well as the Ospreys Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004. Limited unreserved seating is available on a first come, first served basis, priced at £15 Adults, £8 concessions (including Kids, Students and OAPs), while unreserved standing tickets are priced £10 for Adults, £5 Concessions either in advance or paying at the gate on match-day. Season-ticket holders have until 4.00pm on Saturday 5th February to collect their match-ticket from the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office.
If you are a season ticket holder and unable to get to the Liberty Stadium ahead of the game, or if you have any questions relating to access issues please email your name, address and season ticket number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, the Ospreys will take their preparations for the game on the road next week when they train at Bridgend College's Pencoed Campus.
The squad will make the short trip up the M4 from their Llandarcy Academy of Sport HQ for a two-hour training session on Wednesday afternoon before some of the players visit the Bridgend Tesco Extra store between 4.30 and 6.30pm, where they will meet fans and sign autographs.
Then, on Saturday morning (5thFebruary), the matchday 23 will go through their final training run at the ground ahead of the game, in front of children from a number of local schools who have been invited along to enjoy a rare opportunity to watch the players in training.
A number of young players from the Bridgend area are likely to be involved in the game, and Ospreys Managing Director, Roger Blyth, said that local children can be inspired by the opportunity of seeing young local talent in an Ospreys shirt.
"Taking the game to Bridgend again is a fantastic opportunity for Ospreys fans in the area to get to see the future of the Ospreys in action. In particular, the likes of Tom Prydie, Gareth Owen, Matthew Morgan and Rhys Webb are all from the Bridgend area, and for a young rugby fan, to be able to see these players who grew up in their community representing the Ospreys at the Brewery Field will be pretty inspirational for them.
"The coaches will be taking the group to Pencoed for a training session on the Wednesday afternoon which will undoubtedly cause a stir among the students there, before a number of school children will have the opportunity to attend the final team run the morning before the game to a real insight into our match preparation before we play Wasps on Sunday afternoon.
"As was the case when we played Leicester at Bridgend in November, there is tremendous interest in the game and it's all building up to be a great occasion, with the rugby public of Bridgend showing just how much they feel a part of Ospreylia."