The Ospreys are calling on the biggest crowd to date this season to blackout the Liberty Stadium when Munster arrive for a crucial Heineken Cup clash later this month.
Fans are being urged to make their presence felt and show their support for the Ospreys by wearing black for the game, with the players encouraging as many as possible to paint their faces black in order to completely black out their home for the crucial match against the former European champions on Saturday 18thDecember (KO 3.30pm).
The scene is set for a fantastic occasion and with almost 14,000 tickets already snapped up a bumper crowd is assured.
There will be pre-match activity ahead of kick off, including gymnastic dancers and a performance on the pitch by the Ospreys choir, while fans are also being encouraged to proudly fly the Ospreys flag for the afternoon – and will be led by official Ospreys flag bearers. The OSC will be selling special Ospreys clappers around the ground at just £1 each to really help raise the noise.
Ospreys players will be out and about in the region promoting the blackout in the build up to the game, with visits to Swansea city and centre and a number of Tesco stores lined up.
Winger Tommy Bowe led the way in calling for fans to blackout the Liberty Stadium on 18thDecember:
“It will be brilliant if our fans can blackout the Liberty Stadium” he said.
“Make sure that you only wear black to the game, it doesn’t matter what as long its black. Paint your face, fly your Ospreys flags, just do what you can to turn the place black.
“There would be no better sight for us as players than to come out of the tunnel and see a wall of black in every stand. It would certainly give us a huge boost and we could feed off that for our biggest game so far this season, in front of our biggest crowd.”
Prop Adam Jones echoed Bowe’s comments, saying:
“We want everyone to be kitted out all in black for this game. It’s a massive game, a must win for both teams, and there’s going to be a big crowd at the Liberty for it so it will be a pretty special occasion.
“If we can get the fans to blackout the stadium for the day it will help to make it even better. Hopefully, even some of the squad who aren’t playing will join in to help create the kind of atmosphere we need to help us in such an important match.”
Tickets for the game are available to buy in person at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, online at www.ospreysrugby.com, or via the Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004.