Orange tide to drown out blue wave

Trying to get your hands on a ticket for the Absa Currie final could prove to be an arduous task if you are a Vodacom Bulls supporter.

Compounding the misery of the Pretoria faithful is the fact that accommodation in Bloemfontein is fully booked for this weekend.

Vodacom Park has a 38 000 capacity, significantly less than Loftus, making the much coveted final tickets near impossible to get for Bulls fans.

“Pretoria-based fans wanting to attend the final should rather contact people they know in Bloemfontein and ask them to get tickets, rather than trying and obtain tickets through us,” Blue Bulls Rugby Union acting CEO Barend van Graan told the Pretoria News.

The Bulls strong showing in the age group, womens and amateur categories, means they will consume a large amount of the tickets allocated. The women have already secured the national title while the U21s face the Lions, the U19s battle Vodacom Western Province and the amateur side face the Leopards in the final of their respective competitions.

“The Cheetahs will supply a small number of tickets to us, but these will be taken up by the families of the four teams playing there on the day, and by staff and clubs,” Van Graan said.

“We don’t know how many we will be given, but we would advise people to phone anyone you know in Bloemfontein to secure a ticket, as we are unlikely to have any for the public.”

The Bulls official site today announced that a small amount of tickets will be sold through Shoprite-Checkers stores at R200 for grand stand seating, R150 for open seating and R50 for scholars. No tickets will be on sale at Loftus stadium.