International Rugby Ticket Prices

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International Ticket Information
Guinness Series 2010

Ireland v South Africa, Ireland v Samoa, Ireland v New Zealand and Ireland v Argentina.

Tickets for the four November internationals will be sold as a package. Any person wishing to purchase a ticket for any one of the games must also purchase the same ticket for the other three games.

Tickets for these games will be firstly distributed through the provincial branches who will distribute through the rugby clubs in Ireland. The Visiting Unions will also receive an allocation of tickets for their own game which they will distribute directly to their supporters. Should any tickets be returned they will be sold through the Irish Rugby Supporters Club on www.IrishRugby.ie , please keep logged on for up to date information on availability of tickets.
Guinness Series Package

Premium Stand Schools

South Africa 125 100 40

New Zealand 125 100 40

Argentina 115 90 35

Samoa 60 50 20

Package Price 425 340 135

RBS 6 Nations 2011

Tickets for Ireland’s Home Six Nations Internationals against France and England will be sold as a package.

Tickets for these games will be firstly distributed through the provincial branches who will distribute through the rugby clubs in Ireland. The Visiting Unions will also receive an allocation of tickets for their own game which they will distribute directly to their supporters. Should any tickets be returned they will be sold through the Irish Rugby Supporters Club on www.IrishRugby.ie , please keep logged on for up to date information on availability of tickets.

RBS 6 Nations Package

Premium Stand Schools
France 125 100 40

England 125 100 40

Package Price 250 200 80

The IRFU is a not-for-profit organisation and is not in existence to produce a financial dividend to shareholders.

Irish rugby is the only fully professional sport in Ireland and the only dividend that the IRFU produces is one of participation in sport.

As such, the Ireland squad and international games at the Aviva Stadium need to produce a financial surplus that is then fully distributed throughout all levels of the game.

While the IRFU appreciates the current economic climate affecting the country, this surplus is needed to develop and nurture the future of the sport from the grassroots level upwards.

The pricing of general entry tickets reflects the enhanced offering to patrons at the new Aviva Stadium with its modern design giving greater standards in terms of seating, views of the pitch as well as access to a greater number of concession stands, restaurants and bars.

The premium level ticket prices for games reflect the increased offering to supporters in terms of exclusive facilities within the premium area.

Reduced cost ticket packages will remain in place offering greater value to supporters as well as schoolboy/girl packages to all games at the Aviva Stadium.

Tickets are sold through the clubs of Ireland and the packaging of games has been in place since 2005. Clubs may distribute tickets in whatever way they feel best suits their members and this would include selling individual tickets to games out of the grouped ticket packages allotted to clubs.

Following this distribution to rugby clubs and schools, any remaining tickets may be sold through the Irish Rugby Supporters Club on a similar basis.

Bill Says – This is a self serving statement which will only further undermine the hard won reputation of rugby in this country over the O’Driscoll and Munster decade. It piles up the pressure on families and also indirectly shows the folly of the undersized stadium which must be used to bleed dry rugby people. It underlines the smugness of Philip Browne’s claim that the new Lansdowne Insurance Road stadium is the ideal size for rugby as the absurdity it always was. Browne and the committee have given substance to the D4 image of rugby. A major boycott is unlikely but it would be a good thing to teach them some manners.

The nonsense of improved facilities is transparent. Advertising and merchanising revenue will rise. The tax payer has paid over the equivalent of more than €9 million per year every year at current interest rates for this stadium (€191 million). The income tax code has been adjusted to help keep our best players in the country which is also a form of subsidy. All new stadiums should improve on their predecessors. That is not a signal to fleese people.

Rugby should go back to Croke Park for Top Tier opposition and drop the prices as soon as contractually possible.

Other comparable prices include

South Africa v Australia at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria €48.43 and €38.67 (Rand 450 and 350)

Scotland v New Zealand Murrayfield £45 (€54.99); 325 (€30.55) £10 for schools

Australia v New Zealand Sydney Aus$89 €62.62; Two adults and two children Aus$200 (€140.71)

England v Samoa Twickenham £65 (€79.43); £40 (€48.88; £25 (€30.55); juniors £10 (€12.20)

Rugby lovers like myself are horrified that a huge swathe of people are being priced out of the market. The IRFU may rue the day they have done this. My constituents certainly could not afford to make rugby a family obsession. Of that I am certain.