SA Rugby recently announced that tickets from as little as R100 will go on sale for next year’s British & Irish Lions Tour next month from 2 September.
The Lions Tour is an eight-match tour stretching across six cities over five weeks and will kick off in Cape Town on 3 July 2021 with ticket prices designed to make them attractive to South African residents.
Prices for matches against the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium, the Sharks at Kings Park and the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld range in price from R250 to R600.
Tickets for mid-week matches against a SA Invitational team in Port Elizabeth and against SA A at Mbombela Stadium are even cheaper, ranging from only R100 to R350.
The cheapest Test-match ticket is R500 – less than the price of a ticket for a 2019 Springbok Test – and increases to R1,250 and R2,000 to the top-priced ticket of R3,000.
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In a statement released on Tuesday, SA Rugby stated: ‘The organisers have struck a balance between pricing for the biggest sporting event to hit South Africa since the 2010 Fifa World Cup while making the matches around the country remain highly affordable.’
It’s important to note that there is only one route to secure tickets for The Lions Tour – by entering the ballot on www.lionstour2021.co.za
Tickets will not be available at match venues, through provincial unions or at the usual retails outlets. Anyone answering to online advertisements for Lions tickets are at risk of being defrauded.
Once registered, the process is as follows:
• On Wednesday, 2 September at 10 am registrants will be able to log in to www.lionstour2021.co.za
• South African residents will be able to select tickets for all eight matches (to a maximum of eight tickets per match)
• Ballot closes on Wednesday, 16 September at 11:59 pm
• The draw will take place by a computerised selection process
• All registered users will be advised by email whether they have been successful on 25 September 2020
• Payment will automatically take place on the credit card used for submitting your ballot application on 28 September and
• Seat allocation and tickets dispatch (courier or electronic) will take place in the second quarter of 2021
For more information on Lions Tour dates and to secure your ticket visit www.lionstour2021.co.za and read more on the latest local news, right here.