I have a 19/20 Season Ticket. What am I entitled to in lieu of the season being cut short due to COVID-19?

We will be offering two options for 19/20 Season Ticket members. The options are as follows:

  • Option 1:
    Automatic enrolment into Connacht Rugby’s new membership program – The 1885 Membership Club. By taking this option you are helping to secure the continued financial health of Connacht Rugby, and we would greatly appreciate your support in this regard.
  • Option 2:
    Credit in the form of a voucher of 20% of the value of your Season Ticket. This can be redeemed against future Season Tickets and Membership Packages, subject to availability and conditions (see below for more info). You can apply for this credit by clicking the link in the email we sent you.

 

I purchased a 20/21 season ticket. What are my options?  

As you are aware, developments are constantly changing in the new world we now live. As we work through a ‘Return to Rugby’ strategy in line with the IRFU and other clubs, the health of our players, staff and supporters remain our number one priority.

As always, we will be guided by Public Health recommendations and hopefully will be able to gauge the status of the 20/21 season in the coming weeks. We will keep you updated as soon as we can confirm more information, so please bear with us as we work through this.

 

What is the 1885 Membership Club?

The 1885 Membership Club is our new and exciting membership platform for supporters of Connacht Rugby.

 

If I do not opt to join the 1885 Membership Club, will my spot at the Sportsground be safe? 

Yes, all 19/20 season ticket holders will retain the right to purchase their current location for a 2021/22 season ticket, regardless of which offering you select.

However, by opting to sign up for the 1885 Membership Club your 2021/22 Season Ticket will be guaranteed at the previously announced 2020/21 prices.

Additionally, if you are a member of the 1885 Club you are guaranteed priority access to purchase match tickets in your area, if and when they become available subject to public health restrictions. (See below for details)

 

What can I avail of as a member?

Core members of the 1885 Membership Club will avail of the following:

  • Priority access to purchase tickets in your area at The Sportsground, should they become available during the 20/21 season – subject to public health restrictions.
  • Your 2021/22 season ticket will be guaranteed at the previously announced 2020/21 prices.
  • Exclusive access to “The Connacht Fan Zone” – the next best thing to being at a game.  
This virtual area will give you intimate access to the Captain’s Run, pre-match warm-ups, pre and post-match commentary and interviews, live Q&As with players and coaches, live fan chat forum, access to a real team meeting with Andy Friend and the squad, competitions to nominate a mascot for when games resume, win the Man of the Match’s studs – and lots more!
  • A membership card for 2020/21.
  • A protective Connacht Rugby facemask, unique to 1885 Club members.
  • Access to virtual members-only events, including a Season Launch Party, Friendy’s Friendly Quiz and more.
  • Discounts with a host of Connacht Rugby partners, including 10% off at Intersport Elverys.
  • Ability to purchase Official Merchandise available only to 1885 Club members.

Eddie’s Eagles members can avail of the same great features including:

  • A signed photo from your favourite players
  • Virtual PE classes with players
  • Win a chance to be a mascot when games resume (subject to public health guidelines)
  • Win a visit from Eddie the Eagle to come to your birthday party in 2021.

 

If there are games that will allow supporters in the 20/21 season, how do I obtain a ticket?

All members of the 1885 Membership Club will receive priority access to purchase any tickets that become available. Connacht Rugby will be following all public health guidelines and tickets will be limited in line with social distancing restrictions. If some games are operating at restricted capacity due to public health guidelines then a lottery system for members may need to be introduced for those games. We will keep you informed as we know more.

 

What type of membership is available for Junior Season Ticket members?

Our 1885 Membership Club includes a special tier designed for junior members called “Eddie’s Eagles”. This boasts a range of features designed specifically for Under 16s members, including the ability to purchase priority tickets. Further details of this tier will be announced soon.

 

Can Junior Season Ticket members also avail of the credit option?

Yes, you can also choose to receive a credit note of 20% of the value of the Junior Season Ticket you purchased, which can be used for future Season Tickets or memberships.

 

Why has The 1885 Membership Club been launched?

Due to the current climate and current social distance guidelines, many of the 20/21 games will be played either behind closed doors or at a strictly limited capacity. This may change if government guidelines change.

The 1885 Membership Club allows everyone to continue to support Connacht Rugby in this extremely difficult time, and still gain access to match tickets should they become available.

 

I want to opt for the credit voucher. How can I use this?

Your credit can be redeemed against future Season Tickets and Membership packages, subject to availability and conditions. Please note the credit note cannot be used for future individual match tickets.

 

When will I receive my credit?

You will receive credit in the form of a voucher approximately 4-5 weeks after the closing date of applications. This credit is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.

 

I have a number of Season Tickets on my account. Not all members want to opt into the membership. What are my options?

Please contact us at [email protected] and we will endeavour to help you to navigate through your options.

However, those who do not opt for the membership will not have the same entitlements as members who do and may lose priority access to future match tickets.

 

If I have further queries who do I contact?

Please email us at [email protected]