Prices screw fans and GLRU lose out
ARE SARU GREEDY?
Soccer tickets are FIVE TIMES CHEAPER
THE Springboks will meet the All Blacks at the FNB Stadium for the second time in three years, but this time the match is hosted by the South African Rugby Union and not the Golden Lions Rugby Union.
Test matches are usually “sold” to a union for a fee of R9-million by Saru and the union then takes all the profits, if any.
But tomorrow’s (SAT) final Four Nations match is the first under a new model the national union is trying to implement.
This time Saru is hosting and therefore accepting all the costs and expenses associated with the event.
The South African Rugby Union (Saru) said in a statement that 61 000 tickets would go on sale for October’s showdown between South Africa and New Zealand, priced at R450 each. They will be available from all Computicket outlets at Shoprite, Checkers and House & Home stores as part of a three-tier pricing structure.
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.
Cheapest ticket is R250.
AfricaCup of Nations
TICKET PRICES: Ticket prices will range between R50 and R200.
Category 1: R70
Category 2: R60
Category 3: R50
Opening Game: R50 to R200
Quarter-finals: R70 to R100
Semi-finals: R80 to R100
Final: R100 to R200
CHEAPEST TICKET IS R50.00
Tickets for the Soccer final are less than HALF the price. Crowd volumes are going to shrink from year to year unless SARU realise that they can fill the stadiums with lower prices instead of having half filled stadiums at high prices. According to my math they will still make the same money.
I will miss the stadium vibe but I cannot afford those kind of prices to watch rugby.
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