sarugby.net and James Mortimer 27.Jul.2012
SARU announced today (Wednesday) that 61,000 tickets at R450 would be on sale from all Computicket outlets at Shoprite, Checkers and House & Home stores as part of a three-tier pricing structure.
There are expectations that the test could attract another world record South African rugby crowd, with the first appearance at Soccer City in 2010 attracting a crowd of 94,713 – a record for an audited attendance at a rugby match in South Africa.
The All Blacks test in Argentina has already sold out.
Almost 7,000 tickets will go on sale exclusively in Soweto at R250 each. Details of the issue of these tickets will follow at a later stage. A further 11,000 premium priced tickets at R600 will also go on general sale.
In an unique initiative supporters can save 10% on all categories of tickets if they bank with Springbok team sponsor, Absa. All Absa debit, cheque and credit card holders will be eligible to the discount when purchasing tickets.
In addition, holders of Absa Springbok credit cards will not only be eligible to the 10% discount, but will also be able to take advantage of a 24-hour early-bird window to book their tickets from 31 July 2012. Tickets are limited to six per cardholder on all offers.
There are also a limited number of tickets available as part of hospitality packages – costing from R2,700 – which offer a prime viewing seat as well as parking, a meal, full local bar and commemorative gift.
“The special discount is a unique offering to our many supporters and enhances our relationship with our proud team sponsor, Absa,” said Andy Marinos, General Manager: Commercial and Marketing at SARU.
“We expect demand to be high for the match but we have pegged the bulk of the tickets at R450 – less than the normal price when the Springboks take on New Zealand. We have also made R250 tickets available only through outlets in the community as well as offering a 10% discount to Absa cardholders.”
Lynn Naude, Absa General Manager: Sponsorships & Events, said: “At Absa we acknowledge the value of our customers and are always looking to reward them through such initiatives.”