If a Heineken Cup clash against Aviva Premiership leaders London Irish wasn't enough to convince you to get along to the Liberty Stadium on Friday night, there are a host of special activities taking place to ensure the night goes with a bang.
In addition to the usual activity in the Supporters Village and Kidszone pre-match, there will also be an exhilarating lighting show inside the stadium from one of the UK’s leading event companies, while the popular Taiko West drummers return to the Liberty Stadium to literally drum up support ahead of and during the game.
The fun won’t stop at the final whistle, as the whole Ospreys squad will stay out after the game to spend 20 minutes signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans around the perimeter of the pitch, following the success of a similar operation following the Magners League semi-final against Glasgow in May.
Ospreys Managing Director, Roger Blyth, said that it promised to be a fantastic occasion:
“It’s going to be great, the Magners League champions against the Aviva Premiership leaders, a match that all rugby fans in the region will want to see. To really make it special we have put on a programme of events throughout the evening, from 6pm until well after the final whistle, to make it a night out for everyone. From families to groups of friends, the Liberty Stadium is the place to be on Friday night.”
The action gets underway in the Supporters Village at 6pm, with two hours of live music from Rubix, a Swansea based indie covers band, who will be making their second ever appearance at the Liberty Stadium, while the KidsZone will also be operating at the same time, with a range of rugby themed inflatable’s providing fun for kids of all ages.
The focus will then switch to inside the stadium from 7.45pm, when SXS Events, one of the UK’s most creative event and production teams will be staging a one-off light show as the tension mounts before kick-off. Operating since 1998, SXS are renowned UK wide for their innovative and atmospheric lighting displays, and have worked with blue-chip organisations including Apple, BMW, Claridges, Samsung and Virgin Media to name just five.
Their show will be accompanied by the popular Taiko drummers, who went down a storm on their Liberty Stadium debut at the 2008/09 Heineken Cup pool decider against Leicester as they helped create one of the best ever atmospheres at the home of the Ospreys.
Fans will then get the opportunity to meet the players as they sign autographs at the end of the game, and for those who want to enjoy a beer or two while debating the outcome of the contest, the new OSC clubhouse in the Riverside Lounge will stay open, where there is sure to be some familiar Ospreys faces popping in to join the supporters.
Tickets for the game are now on sale at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, online via this website, and via the Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004, starting at just £1.