Semis just the ticket

Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup semi-final between the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Western Province will be a sell out.

While the need for semi-finals in an eight-team tournament remains questionable (considering only five teams can realistically qualify), their value in terms of rands cannot be questioned. One point separated the Bulls from Western Province on the log, but that point will mean millions in terms of gate revenue.

There are still a few tickets left for the Loftus game, but they are selling quickly and fans are advised to get to the ground today or risk having to listen to SuperSport’s commentators.

By the end of Monday, there were only 8,000 tickets left for the 52,000-capacity stadium.

The main grandstand and most of the East lower stand was sold out within a few hours. There are only tickets left for the East Upper Stand (R100), behind the posts (R60) and scholars tickets (R40).

Loftus will also host a money-making final if they beat WP and the Sharks beat the Cheetahs. However, if the Cheetahs win in Bloemfontein on Saturday, it’s their coffers that will be bulging come the end of the season.