The popular Ospreys Village will be returning this season, starting with Saturday's game against Leeds Carnegie, it was confirmed today.
Launched on a trial basis at the tail end of last season, the family-friendly Village proved to be a huge hit with Ospreys fans and has now been made a permanent feature for the forthcoming campaign.
Located in the North Stand end of the Liberty Stadium, the Ospreys Village will be open to all fans attending the game on Saturday, from 1.30pm until kick-off time.
As was the case during last season’s trial run, there will be live music entertainment in the supporters marquee throughout the afternoon from local band Silver to encourage supporters to arrive early and soak up the pre-match atmosphere.
The ever popular Kidszone will also be open to all supporters with tickets for the game for one hour prior to kick off, from 1.30pm, following the conclusion of the special Kids Club function at the stadium which gets underway at 11.30am. Featuring a range of rugby themed inflatables such as try line tussle, bungee run, and passing targets, the Kidszone always proves popular with supporters young and old.
Ospreys Managing Director, Roger Blyth, said:
“After the success of the Ospreys Village at the end of last season we are pleased to be able to confirm that it will be returning this weekend, and we would love any fans attending the game against Leeds to come along and enjoy a full day out at the Liberty Stadium.
“We realise that many supporters expect their visit to the rugby to be about more than just the 80 minutes on the pitch. As such, we’re always looking at ways that we can enhance the match day experience here at the Liberty Stadium, and we have listened to supporters views about what we can do to make it more enjoyable. With the Ospreys Village, live entertainment and the Kidszone in operation, we are making the Liberty Stadium a place for the whole family to enjoy a great day out this Saturday, and every matchday.
“We want the Liberty Stadium to be the best party in town every matchday this season. While we realise that for that to happen, we have a responsibility to ensure that we give it everything we’ve got on the pitch, initiatives like this will help to ensure that supporters have a great time every time they visit the Liberty Stadium.”