Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker


By wasps.co.uk
December 20 2017

With ticket sales now past the 26,000 mark, supporters are encouraged to purchase as soon as possible for Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash with Gloucester (3pm kick off).

Head of ticketing Scott Paul has also issued a few reminders to fans of both clubs in the run-up to what promises to be a memorable occasion both on and off the field.

"Our last posting day for Gloucester tickets is tomorrow, Wednesday December 20," he said.

"Alternatively, fans can pop in to the ticket office at the Ricoh in person - we're open between 9am and 6pm all week and from 10am on Saturday.

"It's also possible to purchase online using the print-at-home option. Tickets are then delivered directly to your inbox as a PDF, and just need printing off.

"We are expecting to be extremely busy on match day, so we are really encouraging fans to purchase and collect prior beforehand if possible.

"We'll obviously have a full team working, but despite this the more tickets that are collected beforehand the better, to reduce the chances of anyone missing kick-off because they're queuing up."

The crowd for the Christmas weekend clash between the Premiership's third and fifth-placed teams has already eclipsed the biggest gate seen at the Ricoh this season, when 22,148 watched Dai Young's team beat Leicester in a thrilling finish.

The West Stand is sold out, a few seats remain in the East Stand and availability is limited in the North Stand.

The South Stand is also selling well, with only a handful of £20 tickets left.


EXTRA CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT
 

In addition to the high octane rugby on the pitch, there will be a Festive Fan Village in the Ericsson Indoor Arena, featuring reindeer, festive food and a snow play area for kids, as well as a fireworks display for the whole family to enjoy after the game.

In addition to the normal live band, bars and Wasps Interactive Zone, supporters will be entertained by Christmas carol singers, while keeping warm inside the Wasps Nest Fan Village. 

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Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: DrunkenWasps.com (IP Logged)
Date: 20/12/2017 16:34

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Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: NellyWellyWaspy (IP Logged)
Date: 20/12/2017 17:57

Should be quite noisy. Great stuff. Get to your seats early, as it will be pandemonium with so many people trying to find their seats and friends.

Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: FishingWasp (IP Logged)
Date: 20/12/2017 18:06

The food queues were long, before last weeks game kicked off - but I'm putting that down to the timing of the kick off - 1pm - and a higher percentage than normal getting lunch there.

Maybe expect the same this week, but because of the high attendance? So the concourse could be very congested pre kick off - a bummer for anyone with restricted mobility, but will add to the general "buzz" (no pun intended, even though a work colleague asked me if Wasps have a bee team)

Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: Heathen (IP Logged)
Date: 20/12/2017 19:40

Just hope that staffing levels will be commensurate with the expected attendance. It was poor at the Mill last Sunday.

Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: Gloucester BAZ (IP Logged)
Date: 21/12/2017 08:46

I think you might be surprised just how many tickets are in the hands of the best away support in the Premiership.A good number always travel but for whatever reason you won't be sat too far away from Cherry or White in the stadium on Saturday.

Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: Beardy Wasp (IP Logged)
Date: 21/12/2017 09:20

That's fine with me Baz - the more the merrier

Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: StonedWasp (IP Logged)
Date: 21/12/2017 10:31

Always good banter with your supporters, home and away

Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: FishingWasp (IP Logged)
Date: 21/12/2017 12:23

Great - look forward to the friendly and knowledgeable banter that we have grown to expect from Gloucester supporters.

Re: Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker
Posted by: wiltshire wasp (IP Logged)
Date: 22/12/2017 21:30

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Great - look forward to the friendly and knowledgeable banter that we have grown to expect from Gloucester supporters.


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