What’s happening?

After many months of planning, Connacht Rugby can now share details of our ticketing plan for our first two home games of the 2021/22 season, while also providing a long-term outlook for the remainder of the campaign.

How did this plan come about?

Deciding how tickets will be distributed has been an extremely complex process. It required many projections which were dependant on a range of factors; primarily our allowed capacity. Every scenario from 0% to 100% capacity was accounted for while we waited for guidance from the Government.

Another key objective for us was catering for our 1885 Club members who fall into different ‘categories’, such as:

  • Members who purchased a 2020/21 Season Ticket and;
    • then opted to defer it by 12 months.
    • opted to accept a Credit Note when offered to them.
    • generously donated a portion of their Season Ticket to the club in the Summer of 2020.
  • Members who had not yet purchased a 2020/21 Season Ticket before sales were cancelled.
  • Members with an indoor Season Ticket (i.e. the Enclosure).

 

So, how many supporters will be allowed attend games?

The Sportsground will operate at a capacity of 50% for the following fixtures:

Connacht v Vodacom Bulls: Friday 1st October @ 19:35 (United Rugby Championship)
Connacht v Dragons: Saturday 9th October @ 17:15 (United Rugby Championship)

These plans are dependant on there being no change or reversal to the most recently issued Government guidelines relating to outdoor sporting events.

 

I bought a 2020/21 Season Ticket and opted to defer it by 12 months. Will my ticket be honoured for these games?

Yes! You are guaranteed access to every home regular season game in the URC, as well as our Pool games in the Heineken Champions Cup.

All Season Ticket holders will be issued a Season eTicket via email before our first home URC game.

It’ll be good to have you back!

 

Will my Season Ticket be in the same location I purchased it in?

Those who purchased a Season Ticket in the Clan Stand, Main Stand or Grant Thornton Stand will still be located in that same area of the ground.

Due to restrictions on the use of indoor areas, those with Season Tickets in the Enclosure will be temporarily relocated to the Main Stand for these first two games.

 

I opted to become an 1885 Club member in lieu of credit in the 2019/20 Season but do not yet have a Season Ticket. What are my options?

A limited number of match tickets for the Bohermore and College Road ends of The Sportsground will be available exclusively to the 1885 Club members who do not have a Season Ticket, until our return to 100% capacity.

These tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis with links emailed to members in the lead-up to each game.

 

How can I purchase my tickets?

If you are an 1885 Club member without a Season Ticket, you will be emailed directly when URC match tickets become available.

There is limited availability, so you’ll need to act fast.

 

I am not an 1885 Club member. Will any tickets go on General Sale for the first two URC games?

Our first priority will be to cater for the 1885 Club. Only when all members have been accommodated for, would any tickets go on general sale, but these would be extremely limited.

Keep an eye on connachtrugby.ie and the Connacht Rugby social channels for updates ahead of each game.

 

Why is The Sportsground operating at 50% capacity?

2021/22 Season Ticket holders (i.e. those who purchased 20/21 season tickets and then deferred them until 21/22) are not bound by any vaccination terms or conditions and their tickets must be honoured.

Based on the levels of general public vaccination uptake we do believe that the vast majority of adult fans will in fact be vaccinated.

As an organisation we strongly encourage everyone to get their vaccine if they haven’t yet done so, which will help the smooth transition into the ending of restrictions next month.

 

Will further Season Tickets go on sale?

Yes. When we are closer to a return to full capacity we anticipate reopening Season Ticket sales, with 1885 Club members getting first access. These tickets will be sold at a discounted rate to make up for the home fixtures already held.

 

I still have some questions. Who can I contact?

We’d first ask you to email [email protected] with your name and order number and we’ll be back to you as quick as possible.

Tickets are now on general sale for Connacht’s pre-season clash with Bristol at the Sportsground at 3pm on Saturday, August 26. Buy now here.

The game will see new Head Coach Kieran Keane take charge of his first home game with former Head Coach Pat Lam leading the opposition.

As a special bonus for 2017/18 Season Ticket holders, we are delighted to include free entry to the game as part of the Season Ticket package, which remains the best value ticket for savings at the gate. Book your place at all of our home games next year now to get free entry to the Bristol game.

Adult tickets are priced at just €10 with tickets for under-16s, accompanied by an adult, costing just €5. We are expecting a large demand for tickets so supporters are advised to purchase well in advance of the game.

Our Season Ticket holder day will also be held that afternoon with full details to follow.

The squad returned for pre-season training at the Sportsground two weeks ago and will travel to the Ricoh Arena to play Wasps, this year’s beaten Aviva Premiership finalists, on Wednesday, August 23 (7.30pm) ahead of the Bristol game.

We have a once in a lifetime prize to give away – a one-off, specially embroidered, signed Connacht jersey to mark captain John Muldoon’s 300th Connacht appearance last week!

This unique prize will be given to one of our loyal fans that have already purchased a Season Ticket for next year and anyone that buys one of our special offer Early Bird Season Tickets before 5pm on Sunday, April 30.

With a record number of Season Tickets already sold, make sure you pick up yours this week to make some big savings and you may just bag yourself this unique prize!

Purchase a special offer Season Ticket to enter the draw here 

Full details of our special Season Ticket holder offers and perks are here: http://www.connachtrugby.ie/early-bird-season-tickets-go-on-sale-this-friday/#ConnachtNews

Season Tickets for the 2017/18 season are now on General Sale. Following the renewal period and the Early Bird sale, Season Tickets are now 80% sold out. Season Tickets are still available for the Main Stand and the Enclosure area so GUARANTEE YOUR TICKET TODAY.

General Sale

What price is a Season Ticket?

Type General Sale (May 1 – Sep 1) Savings on gate
Adult €285 30%
Enclosure €345 40%
Student / Senior €225 33%
Junior (Under 16) €89 11%
Family €660 41%

 

What different Season Tickets types are available?

  • Adult: Adult (18+) tickets for the Clan Terrace and Main Terrace.  Applies to adults born before 1/5/2000.
  • Enclosure: Tickets for the Enclosure area (unreserved seating and standing room).
  • Concession – Student / Senior / Wheelchair accessible: 16-18 year olds, students and seniors over 65 and wheelchair users. To be eligible for a Concession Season Ticket as a Student you must be between 16 and 18 years of age, i.e. born between 01/05/2000 and 01/05/2002 (identification [ID] required), or have valid third level student ID. To be eligible for a Concession Season Ticket as a Senior you must be born before 01/05/1953 (ID required). All IDs will be required to be produced for entry at all home fixtures. Please note that the name and date of birth on the ID provided must match that issued on the Season Ticket card.
  • Junior: Children aged under 16. To be eligible for a junior tickets children must be born after 1/5/2002. Proof of age is required.
  • Family: 2 Adult and 2 Junior Season Tickets

What benefits do I get as a Season Ticket Holder?

  • Exclusive Season Ticket holders pack
  • New: Exclusive priority access to match day tickets for your friends
  • Exclusive access for all Season Ticket holders to the Heineken Rugby Clubhouse
  • Name on the Clan Terrace
  • Discounts from our official partners
  • Exclusive invitation to the 2017/2018 season launch party with team meet & greet
  • Exclusive access to Season Ticket holder competitions and prizes
  • Entry to all Connacht Eagles home games
  • Priority ticket access to potential home play-off or knock out fixtures

 

GET YOUR TICKET TODAY

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