Tawera Kerr-Barlow attempting to break through the Sharks defense in Durban. Photo by Getty Images.
Fans across the country have shown that they want to be part of Chiefs history and snapped up 25100 tickets to the Investec Super Rugby final at Waikato Stadium this Saturday night.
Chiefs’ supporters were desperate to secure tickets to the Chiefs v Sharks match and were queuing outside Waikato Stadium since 2am this morning.
Tickets to the general public went on sale at 8am this morning and were sold out in less than two hours.
Sean Austin, Chiefs Commercial Manager said “We are delighted our fans wanted to be part of our first Super Rugby final and are sorry that we could not meet the huge demand.”
Chiefs’ season members and sponsors snapped up 8000 tickets in the last two days during their early purchase window.
“We are grateful for the faith that our season members and sponsors, have shown. They are a part of our family and have backed us prior to the beginning of the season. To have such a big up-take from them during their purchase window was a great reward to them.”
The Chiefs have recorded a 97% increase in ticket sales this season and the team has won 13 games in their road to the final.
Fans are warned to be aware of ticket scalpers and the Chiefs are working through and are looking at how this can be combated. Fans are encouraged to only use authentic tickets purchased from legitimate outlets.
Next weekends enormous occasion will be the first time the Chiefs have ever hosted a Super Rugby final and fans are encouraged to become a part of history.
Fans are encouraged to get to the game early on Saturday. Gates open at 5.50pm.
Four free buses will be running to Waikato Stadium. The first two will start at 6pm and run every 15minutes, from Hood Stwhere they will drop fans off outside Domino’s on Mill St. Two more buses will start running at 6.30pm. A map of the route can be found on the Waikato Stadium website along with all Entry Conditions – www.waikatostadium.co.nz.
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