Lions tickets virtually gone

British & Irish Lions Test tickets at Loftus and King’s Park have already been sold out.

The third and deciding Test against the Springboks at Ellis Park still has seats available, with sales opening on Monday through Computicket.

“There are 2 500 Test match tickets available at R1 140 for the third Test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg but such is the demand at the smaller King’s Park and Loftus Versfeld that there are only hospitality packages available,” said Andre Homan, SA Rugby’s project manager for the Lions Series.

If supporters still want to watch the Durban and Pretoria Tests live, hospitality packages are available from R2 295.

Homan explained how the allocation process worked.

“On average the three stadiums have 27 000 season and suite ticket holders who we have obviously been keen to reward for their support of rugby with the first option,” he said.

“On top of that the Lions receive their 11 000 allocation, SA Rugby receives 6 000 to satisfy our sponsors and stakeholders, another 4 000 are set aside for hospitality and another 2 000 are available for other members of the rugby family such as members of previously disadvantaged communities.

“Those requirements come to 50 000 per Test and it is only the fact that the Lions have a smaller allocation for the non-test matches that means there are some tickets available for the provincial matches.”

Tickets for the seven non-Tests are still available.