Less than two weeks after setting a new Liberty Stadium attendance record against the touring Australians, the Ospreys look set to repeat the feat with the second sell-out at the venue for December"â¬â¢s Magners League clash with Llanelli Scarlets.
Less than two weeks after setting a new Liberty Stadium attendance record with a capacity crowd for their historic win against the touring Australians, the Ospreys look set to repeat the feat with the second ever sell-out at the venue for December"â¬â¢s Magners League clash with Llanelli Scarlets.With more than six weeks still to go until the match on Boxing Day, the number of tickets already sold for the festive fixture is rapidly heading towards 10,000 and Ospreys bosses are warning supporters looking to attend the match to buy their tickets now or face missing out on the big match.
Roger Blyth, Ospreys Managing Director, commented:
"â¬ÅFollowing on from our last two games here at the Liberty Stadium where we enjoyed a combined crowd in excess of 34,000, it"â¬â¢s incredible that we have sold almost half of the tickets for the Llanelli Scarlets game on Boxing Day already. Over the last couple of seasons we have firmly established ourselves as the best-supported region in Wales and another Liberty Stadium sell-out will only serve to re-enforce this.
"â¬ÅNine thousand tickets are already gone and sales are showing no signs of slowing down so I really would advise anyone planning on spending a traditional sporting Boxing Day at the game that they need to get their tickets as soon as possible if they want to guarantee a seat at the Liberty Stadium. The match is heading for a sell-out with a 20,520 crowd and it seems highly unlikely that anyone will be able to just turn up on the day and buy a ticket, so the message is, if you want to be part of that crowd then don"â¬â¢t hang around."â¬Â
The Llanelli Scarlets match is the highlight of a busy December for the Ospreys that looks set to shape the rest of their season, with crucial home matches in three different competitions for the Ospreys. Tickets are also now on sale for the EDF Energy Cup tie against Bristol (Saturday December 2nd), the Heineken Cup clash with Calvisano (Friday December 15th) and the New Years Eve visit of Newport Gwent Dragons.
Roger Blyth added:
"â¬ÅWhile the focus in Welsh rugby at the moment is very much on the Wales side and the Autumn Internationals, December is shaping up to be a very exciting month for all Ospreylians, with a number of important matches that are sure to draw healthy crowds. Our two cup fixtures, against Bristol and Calvisano are vitally important to our plans for the season and will hopefully see us take a big step towards clinching further silverware this season.
"â¬ÅAgainst Bristol, we"â¬â¢ll be looking to build on two great wins against Bath and Gloucester to clinch a place in the back-to-back semi-finals of the EDF Energy Cup in March, whilst the Calvisano match, just six days after we play in Italy, will hopefully provide us with a positive result to set us up for a grandstand finish to the Heineken Cup group stages in January. "â¬ÅWe appreciate that it can be an expensive time without four home fixtures in a month, but with so much at stake in each of the matches we are hopeful that on top of an anticipated Scarlets sell-out, we"â¬â¢ll be looking at a number of bumper crowds during December."â¬Â
Tickets for the Ospreys fixtures with Bristol, Calvisano, Llanelli Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons can be purchased in person from the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, via the Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004 or online at www.ospreysrugby.com . In addition, the Ospreys will shortly be announcing details of the sale of tickets for the Scarlets match at the Asda Llanelli store.