BUOYED by “exciting” sales figures with two months still to go, Rugby League officials are warning of a South Stand sell-out at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool on the day of Oldham’s Summer Bash showdown with derby rivals Rochdale Hornets.
The line-up that day – Saturday, May 27 – features the League 1 Cup final (noon); Oldham v Rochdale Hornets (2.30); London Broncos v Featherstone Rovers (4.45); Hull KR v Bradford Bulls (7.00).
Hull KR, who have more than 5,000 season-ticket holders, and Bradford Bulls, who play Roughyeds at Bower Fold on Sunday (3pm), are the two best-supported clubs in the Kingstone Press Championship.
The RFL are keen to point out that, apart from tickets which clubs still have available from their allocations, there are fewer than 300 left for South Stand on the Saturday.
“Tickets are selling fast and we’re predicting a Saturday South Stand sell-out,” said an RFL spokesman. “We need supporters to know so they won’t be caught off-guard.”
Oldham’s season-ticket holders get FREE tickets – seat holders in West Stand (reserved) and standing season-ticket holders in the rapidly-filling South Stand (unreserved) – but they need to claim them from the club.
South Stand tickets (for standing members) will be available at the Bradford game at Bower Fold on Sunday from the shop inside the ground from 2pm to 2.45pm, on production of season passes.
Seat holders can pick up their West Stand tickets from Bower Fold’s main reception between 1.30pm and 2.45pm, again on production of season passes.
Saturday tickets (for all four matches) for fans other than season-ticket holders cost £30 for reserved seats in West Stand (concessions £15) and £20 for unreserved seats in South Stand (concessions £10).
Fans are asked to ring Roughyeds on 07904 898177 and tickets can then be collected at Bower Fold on game day (main reception 1.30pm to 2.45pm) on full payment by cash or cheque.
“Having received notice from the RFL about how well Summer Bash tickets are selling, and particularly so on the Saturday when we are playing, we advise our fans to make their arrangements sooner rather than later,” said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton.