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Ticket, food prices slashed for ANZ Stadium games in 2018

Posted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:35 pm
by innsaneink
Fans of the four NRL clubs who play home games at ANZ Stadium will have access to $20 tickets, cheaper food and free travel in a move aimed at making attending matches more affordable for families.

In addition, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers members will have free admission to all away matches in which their team is playing at ANZ Stadium.

Under the joint initiative by the four clubs and ANZ Stadium, fans will be able to attend matches for $20 and children under 12 years of age will have free entry, while $40 family passes will also be offered for the 33 regular season matches involving the Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Eels and Tigers.

Every ticket includes free return travel to Olympic Park, with two direct trains running to and from each game.

Food and drink prices will also be dropped, with burger meals available for under $10.

The initiatives, which will be announced at ANZ Stadium on Monday, follow extensive research by the four clubs on what fans wanted at their games for season 2018.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg said he expected members and other supporters to take advantage of the offers.

"Our aim is to make it easier and more affordable for fans to attend matches – and these measures should go a long way to doing that," Greenberg said.

"This is a real example of clubs working together to get the best result for the fans and for the game."

The first opportunity for fans to take advantage of the offers at ANZ Stadium will be in round one, when the Wests Tigers host the Sydney Roosters and their former star fullback James Tedesco on Saturday, March 10

ANZ Stadium is set to host a number of other NRL blockbusters in 2018, with the Rabbitohs, Manly Sea Eagles, Parramatta and Cronulla Sharks scheduled for a round three double-header.

The four Sydney clubs will also be on show regularly throughout the season given the Eels temporary move from Parramatta while the area's new stadium is under construction, resulting in a number of local derbies at Olympic Park.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/02/05/tic ... s-in-2018/

Re: Ticket, food prices slashed for ANZ Stadium games in 2018

Posted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:44 pm
by innsaneink
kids free and cheaper entry $$$ have long been touted as a solution to dwindling attendance figures...we shall now see

Re: Ticket, food prices slashed for ANZ Stadium games in 2018

Posted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:52 pm
by formerguest
innsaneink wrote:
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:44 pm
kids free and cheaper entry $$$ have long been touted as a solution to dwindling attendance figures...we shall now see
The food, if somewhat reasonable will most likely make a big difference to many. I rarely buy anything at the grounds out of principle as it is basically exploitation of a captive market.

Re: Ticket, food prices slashed for ANZ Stadium games in 2018

Posted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:52 pm
by Fade To Black
Yes it will be interesting, can't see how it will result in anything but increase crowd numbers at least marginally.

Re: Ticket, food prices slashed for ANZ Stadium games in 2018

Posted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:57 pm
by innsaneink
formerguest wrote:
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:52 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 5:44 pm
kids free and cheaper entry $$$ have long been touted as a solution to dwindling attendance figures...we shall now see
The food, if somewhat reasonable will most likely make a big difference to many. I rarely buy anything at the grounds out of principle as it is basically exploitation of a captive market.
Yeah...Id be surprised if its anything reasonable...'burger meal' being the only thing mentioned could be a forewarning

Re: Ticket, food prices slashed for ANZ Stadium games in 2018

Posted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 7:16 pm
by Harvey
Is it still 7.50 for a plastic cup of mid-strength beer?

Re: Ticket, food prices slashed for ANZ Stadium games in 2018

Posted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm
by hammertime
Harvey wrote:
Mon 05 Feb, 2018 7:16 pm
Is it still 7.50 for a plastic cup of mid-strength beer?
Honesty, that's a massive issue. Why go to the game when you can watch it with a proper beer at home. Nothing goes better with footy than a bevy.