Scarlets fans aiming to make the short trip across the Loughor Bridge for Boxing Day"â¬â¢s Magners League clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium are being warned that they face missing out on the big match if they don"â¬â¢t move swiftly to buy tickets.
Scarlets fans aiming to make the short trip across the Loughor Bridge for Boxing Day"â¬â¢s Magners League clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium are being warned that they face missing out on the big match if they don"â¬â¢t move swiftly to buy tickets as demand for tickets reaches unprecedented levels.
The advice comes as Ospreys management revealed advance ticket sales have already broken the 13,000 barrier, five weeks before the big match. The match is now expected to be only the second 20,520 capacity crowd at the £27million venue, following on from the visit of the touring Australians earlier this month.
Ospreys Managing Director Roger Blyth commented:
"â¬ÅLast season, we established a new Magners League record when the Scarlets came to the Liberty Stadium with a crowd of 15,183, but there is no doubt that we will smash that figure this time around, with more than 13,000 tickets sold already.
"â¬ÅInterest is always high for any derby match, but with the fantastic form that we have been showing and the Scarlets position in the Magners League, demand for tickets this time around is sky high. The ticket office at Liberty Stadium is dealing with a constant stream of supporters picking up their tickets for the game and we anticipate that this match will completely sell-out well in advance of Boxing Day.
"â¬ÅI really would advise any Scarlets supporters planning on spending a traditional sporting Bank Holiday at the game to get their tickets as soon as possible if they want to guarantee a seat at the Liberty Stadium. It is clear that no-one will be able to just turn up on the day and buy a ticket. The message to all Scarlets fans who want to come to the game is don"â¬â¢t hang around."â¬Â
The Ospreys last two home games have been played in front of bumper crowds, with more than 34,000 fans passing through the Liberty Stadium turnstiles. With Ospreys supporters flocking to the venue in increasing numbers, Roger Blyth added:
"â¬ÅLast season we were proud to be able to say that we were the best supported region in Welsh rugby, and we are delighted that our support base continues to grow at a rate of knots. Following on from two excellent crowds against Sale Sharks and Australia, we are looking at our second lock-out of the season, which is further evidence of how rugby supporters across the region and beyond are fully behind what we are trying to do here.
"â¬ÅAs we have seen in recent weeks, we know that we are capable of filling Liberty Stadium with Ospreys supporters, who can create a fantastic atmosphere. Obviously, derby matches have a little extra spice attached to them with local pride at stake, so it is to be expected that the atmosphere will be cranked up a few notches for this game. We hope that as many Scarlets supporters as possible listen to our advice and purchase their tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment, so that they too can be part of what promises to be a fantastic sporting occasion."â¬Â