Sharks defend ticket prices

The Sharks have hit back at claims that they’re overcharging spectators for Saturday’s Currie Cup final at Kings Park.

Adults will need to fork out R350 to watch the Sharks battle Western Province this Saturday, while scholars will need to scrounge together R170 for a ticket.

These prices are identical to what was charged when the Sharks hosted WP in the 2010 final, but some Durbanites have asked why a semi-final ticket is R200 cheaper than that of a final.

Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl told The Mercury that the hike in prices reflects the importance of the event. And while only 2 000 tickets were sold on Monday, Van Zyl still believes that the remainder will be snapped up before kickoff on Saturday.

Bad weather was blamed for the poor attendance to last week’s semi-final at the Shark Tank. More rain is expected on the East Coast this weekend, and it would be remarkable to see 50 000 people braving the elements considering the ticket price has doubled in the space of a week.