Tickets for the pre-season fixture against Russia are now on sale, with a special 'Kids for a Quid' offer aimed at encouraging the next generation of Ospreylians to come along and watch their region in action ahead of the new campaign.
The Bears arrive at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday 21st August (KO 3.00pm) as part of their preparations for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup, becoming only the second national team to face the Ospreys, following on from the famous 24-16 win over Australia at the Liberty Stadium in November 2006.
Ospreys bosses have declared the game a ‘family fun day’, with a whole host of attractions lined up to make it the perfect summer holiday day out for the whole family, with full details of all the attractions and activities to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
To that end, ticket prices have been confirmed as £15 for adults in any category, £12 concessions, and just £1 for children. There are no restrictions on the number of ‘Kids for a Quid’ ticket purchased, but all U12’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Andrew Hore, Chief Operations Officer at the Ospreys, said that he hoped that families across Ospreylia will take advantage of the fantastic offer and enjoy the opportunity to watch the region’s final run-out before the new Rabodirect Pro12 campaign gets underway with a home game against newly crowned European champions Leinster at the Liberty Stadium on the first weekend of September.
“It seems as if it’s been a long time since our last game, but rugby is back at the Liberty Stadium on August 21st and we want it be a fantastic family fun day for Ospreylians to come out and show their colours.
“It promises to be a great game, with a dangerous Russia side sure to give us a real test. It’s an important game for both teams who will be taking it very seriously, and I’m sure that everyone who attends will really have a great afternoon.
“The Kids for a Quid deal will encourage families to come along and enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment, and if they enjoy it, then hopefully, the Kids Go Free season-ticket initiative will tempt them back regularly throughout the season.”
Russia will compete in their first ever Rugby World Cup in September after finishing second in the 2008-10 European Nations Cup behind fellow qualifiers Georgia and ahead of Romania, who qualified through a play-off system after finishing third and then defeating Tunisia and Uruguay, with Portugal, Spain and Germany trailing in their wake.
Coached by former Wales captain and ex-Sale Head Coach Kingsley Jones, they kick-off their campaign against USA on 15th September before facing Italy and Ireland, with their final game against Australia.
Tickets can be purchased now from the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, online, or via the Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004.