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Clearly it costs a great deal to buy a ticket to enter the stadium and presumably the high prices don't stop there. Once inside the stadium how much are things inside the ground ?

Programme? A large beer? A hot dog/burger (or it's equivalent)?

Presumably the prices for these are all hiked as well.

It must be intensely frustrating to want to watch the B&I Lions, see the stadium almost empty and yet be priced out of the market.


Dammit! Why the hell can't rugby unions be run by socialists! Its the only use for them I can think of <_<


Stupid idea. Then they will insist you select the team based on a certain criteria e.g. available skills, social background, skin colour etc ................ eh ................ or sumpin like then


I think that's fascists logo :p but good point nevertheless.

Socialists as well as wanting fairer ticket prices would want equal pay for NH players and SH players, so the Kiwis and Aussies would be behind them. Socialists would also want the South African national team to be picked based on merit not skin colour, so the Saffas would be behind them too.

Strengthen the Tri Nations, no thanks!


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Dammit! Why the hell can't rugby unions be run by socialists! Its the only use for them I can think of <_<[/b]

Yeah! Then they can pack the stadiums in Australia with "willing" rugby fans! :lol:


Finally the idiots over at SuperSport decide to call a spade a spade and write something about the horrible situation of the ticket pricing.

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by Dan Retief | 11 June 2009 (18:22)

It’s quite hard to admit, but the Lions tour has been a dreadful letdown… and the worst is, I should have seen it coming.
When the Lions landed I waxed almost lyrical about the excitement generated by a tour.

I had been researching their history; I had been closely involved with the ’74, ’80 and ’97 sides and I couldn’t wait for the matches to start.

However I took my eye off the ball.

I should have known that fans would not be enthused over supporting provincial teams and pick-up squads that contained none of the star players that normally attract them to part with their money, but most of all I should have heeded the warnings dropping into my own inbox.

For some time now offers of “Hospitality Packages” have been arriving offering marvellous experiences at the Test matches at highly inflated prices - none less than four times the value of the already overpriced ticket of R1140 and some even reaching five times the value.

All made the same basic proposal. Access to an exclusive VIP Marquee upscale 3-course luncheons, a match ticket, parking, an item of memorabilia, a complimentary premium bar (whatever that is), post-match snacks and perhaps the chance to rub shoulders with some former players.

For goodness sake! How do you arrive at a price of 5½ grand for a single ticket to a rugby test match? Are they flying out a French chef? Serving caviar and Dom Perignon? Handing out expensive bright red replica jerseys? Not on your life.

And there you have it. That’s what’s wrong with the Lions tour. Greed has overtaken all thoughts of loyalty to fans and the economic downturn has simply been ignored.

Too many tickets have been handed to the events companies to chase the corporate buck and it seems it has failed.

Mark my words. Soon those “Sold Out” notices will come down and the tickets will come filtering back into the market. The 50,000 Poms will fail to arrive and websites from the UK will also be looking to dump unsold tickets. I get the feeling a large number of fans have made up their minds to tell them to “stick it.”

To paraphrase Roberto de Vicenzo after he had signed away the Masters: “What a stupid I was.”

I fondly remembered what tours used to be and my conviction that they should be returned to the fixture list clouded my view.

The fact is they’re too expensive and the demands on the players from all quarters are too great. While the John O’Neills push for 365 days of rugby the players will be overburdened, too tired to play for their provinces or too valuable to be risked in anything but a tests, and astronomical guarantees and super-pricing will always seem to be the only way out.

This Lions tour has shown that it can’t work. Unless administrators come to the realisation that less is better there will simply be no room for tours and we’ll continue with a game that exists only for the top-end.

And I’m afraid that too is unsustainable. One more wring of the neck and the golden goose will surely die.[/b]

Thank you Dan, for getting your heads out of your asses and telling it like it is.

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