The Ospreys today confirmed that the match-day supporters bus service would once again operate throughout the coming season.
Now operating in conjunction with Veolia Transport, the newly appointed official team coach provider to the Ospreys after they recently agreed a three year deal as secondary shirt sponsor, the service will continue to offer Ospreys fans subsidised travel from all corners of the region.
The service gets underway this Saturday, when the Ospreys entertain Leeds Carnegie in a pre-season fixture, and will run on every matchday throughout the season, regardless of the day or kick-off time of the match. There will be five services running, departing from Osytermouth, Gowerton, Neath, Abercrave and Pencoed, with pick up points along the main arterial routes within Ospreylia. The services will arrive at the stadium with enough time ahead of kick-off to allow fans to visit the Ospreys Village prior to the game, departing 30 minutes after the final whistle.
The price of a return to the Liberty Stadium will cost between £2.50 and £5.00 per adult, depending on collection point, with a child ticket priced between £1.50 and £2.40, when purchased on a first-come, first-served basis from the bus driver on the day.
However, the Ospreys will also be introducing a bus season-ticket that will cover all home matches, starting with the first Magners League home game of the season against Ulster on Saturday 12th September. With prices ranging between £40 and £60 for adults, with children’s bus season-tickets priced at just £25, they will offer a considerable saving on the already low-cost ‘on the day’ prices, and offer a guaranteed seat for every match. The bus season-tickets will be available to purchase next week, via the Ospreys Superstore and online at www.ospreysrugby.com.
Ospreys Managing Director, Roger Blyth, said:
“We are pleased to be able to confirm that the matchday bus service will once again operate throughout the region this season, beginning with Saturday’s match against Leeds Carnegie. We have invested in the continued provision of this service as we realise that it is crucial that we make it as easy as possible for as many supporters to get to the Liberty Stadium as possible, and that not everybody has access to a car. Some of the routes proved very popular last season, but we made the decision to continuing running all five routes as it was important to supporters from all areas of Ospreylia to have the option of the bus service.
“We have seen an increase in season-ticket numbers ahead of the new season, thanks in no small part to the family friendly packages we introduced for the first time this year. The matchday bus service is another example of how we are looking to keep the cost of watching the Ospreys as low as possible to encourage the local communities of Ospreylia to get behind the region this season.”
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