Saturday 10 December 2016

Season ticket is hot property

Daragh Small

Published 06/05/2016 | 02:30

With a number of big name acquisitions, namely Marnitz Boschoff, Cian Kelleher and the returning Eoin Griffin, and the retention of the majority of their star names, the Connacht squad looks full of quality once again for next season. (Stock photo)
With a number of big name acquisitions, namely Marnitz Boschoff, Cian Kelleher and the returning Eoin Griffin, and the retention of the majority of their star names, the Connacht squad looks full of quality once again for next season. (Stock photo)

With Connacht Rugby on the verge of their first ever Pro12 semi-final and potentially set to host the last-four clash in Galway in a couple of weeks' time, the season tickets for the 2016-17 season are flying off the shelves.

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Connacht packed out the Sportsground for their crunch inter-provincial derby victories over Leinster and Munster, and tomorrow's Pro12 clash with Glasgow has also been sold out for some time.

It all bodes well for next season, as Connacht embark on Champions Cup rugby for the first time having experienced the European Cup only on a few occasions prior to the format changing.

With a number of big name acquisitions, namely Marnitz Boschoff, Cian Kelleher and the returning Eoin Griffin, and the retention of the majority of their star names, the Connacht squad looks full of quality once again for next season.

As a result the season tickets for the Clan Stand and enclosure are already completely sold out. And this is the last week that the fans can avail of the Early Bird option, it ends on May 15, with the full-price for season tickets kicking into gear on May 16.

The Early Bird season ticket allows you to avail of a special cut price, 25 per cent off the standard offer, on a game by game basis for an adult. While the family season ticket, if purchased during the Early Bird window, is 45 per cent less than the usual price.

A measure of Connacht's success and the demand for the tickets is the astonishing rise of 51 per cent on last year's sales at this point. And as Connacht continue to grow they have attracted many new fans with 45 per cent of the sales so far going to new ticket holders.

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