With more than 7,000 tickets already issued for the match with two weeks still to go, Ospreys bosses are anticipating the season's highest crowd for Shane's farewell match against Newport Gwent Dragons at the Liberty Stadium on Friday 20th April (KO 7.05pm).
Ospreys fans eager to say goodbye to one of the region’s greatest ever players have been snapping up tickets, with the confirmed figure to date already higher than the season’s average crowd of 6,664. With anticipation growing ahead of the game, sales are expected to soar over the coming weeks, giving the region the highest crowd of the season in the final game of the regular campaign.
Ospreys Managing Director, Roger Blyth, commented:
“There’s a real buzz surrounding the game against the Dragons, with supporters looking to say their thank you’s and farewell’s to Shane at the Liberty Stadium.
“We’ve introduced some great deals for the game, like kids go free and season-ticket holders can bring a mate, so we are expecting a big crowd what will be a special and emotional occasion. The number of tickets issued for this game is already above our average for the season, and there is no reason to imagine that the figure won’t be much higher by matchday, beating our highest crowd of the season so far for the Scarlets match last November.
“With that in mind, it would be advisable for any fans who want to be part of Shane’s farewell match to make sure they get their tickets in advance of the game, to avoid any possible disappointment.”
Shane Williams added:
“It’s going to be a really emotional evening, for sure, but it will be something special. I’ve been part of the Ospreys since day one, and before that I was at Neath, so I’ll be sad to finally finish playing for the region, but to be able bow out at the Liberty Stadium and say a big thank you to the fans for all their support will be incredible.
“I’m really enjoying taking the squad on a tour of the region at the moment, visiting rugby clubs, and I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the kids we’ve been meeting on the tour at the Liberty for the Dragons game.
“Of course, the game isn’t just about me. We’re at a crucial stage of the season now and it could be the game that we need to win to secure our place in the end of season play-offs, so your support for the cause is crucial.”
Kids go free for the Dragons match, with up to four able to accompany a paying adult in any area of the stadium. Meanwhile, all season-ticket holders are able to claim a free ticket for a mate on production of their season-ticket card at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, no later than 48 hours ahead of kick-off.
Match tickets can be purchased online at ospreysrugby.com/buytickets, via the Ticket Hotline on 0844 815 6665 or at the Ticket Office in person.