Rush for AFL Wagga tickets
Published: 31 Jan 2020 2:35pm
They are the hottest tickets in town and selling fast.
Just one day after going on sale to the general public, tickets to the GWS Giants and Richmond AFL pre-season match in Wagga Wagga in March were snapped up yesterday when the box office to the big clash opened.
It promises to be the biggest and most anticipated Marsh AFL Community Series of 2020 featuring last year’s grand finalists the GWS Giants and Richmond Tigers at Robertson Oval on Sunday 8 March.
And in an unprecedented sporting coup for the city, both clubs’ AFLW teams will play a competition twilight fixture at the same venue a day earlier on Saturday 7 March, kicking off a weekend double header set to attract thousands of supporters to the city.
“There’s been that initial burst of ticket sales when they went on the market on Friday,” AFL Southern NSW Game Development Manager Marc Geppert said.
“Those avid supporters, both locally and further afield, didn’t want to miss their chance to get to this game and got online early to secure their entry.
“We have a 9,000 crowd capacity at Robertson Oval so there’s still plenty of tickets available … it is good to see those strong early sales which shores up support for the game coming to Wagga.
“We know it’s going to be big and people will be keen to see the first clash between last year’s grand finalists since they last met at the MCG in the premiership decider.
“Richmond are the defending premiers and the Giants will have plenty to prove. I’d urge everyone keen to see the game to get in quickly to secure their spot.”
Entry to the AFLW match on the Saturday evening is free entry.
Mr Geppert said the prospect of a double header, featuring both clubs’ men’s and women’s teams, promised a full weekend of the best Australian football seen outside metropolitan areas.
“It really doesn’t get any better,” he said.
“There will be plenty of Riverina talent returning to Robertson Oval on this weekend and that adds to the local flavour of the games.”
Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketek.com.au
Pictured above: Harry Perryman (centre) and Harry Himmelberg are just two Giants players with local connections who are playing at the elite level. (picture courtesy of GWS Giants)