GLOUCESTER Rugby's managing director Ken Nottage has hailed the launch of the new season ticket package for the 2008-09 season - after more than 5,000 were sold in the first seven weeks.
Season tickets went on general release this week and Nottage said: "The initial enthusiasm and take-up has been almost unprecedented at this stage of the close season.
"It confirms our justification of not only going on sale early but also freezing prices at this season's levels. The take-up in the C&G Grandstand and High Tech Stand has been exceptional and we hope sales will remain strong through the summer to watch what is arguably one of the best Gloucester sides ever next season.
"In the current economic climate we have tried to appreciate the demands this puts our supporters under and have structured out season ticket package accordingly. Gloucester is renowned for its support and the place it holds within the community and that is more important to us than ever.
"The facts remain that being a season ticket holder is the only guarantee there is of securing your place at Kingsholm for knockout games in the Heineken Cup and the Guinness Premiership. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every supporter who has already committed for next season at this stage - it's fantastic."
Seated tickets are still available in the Gold, Silver and Bronze section of the C&G Stand as well as in the High Tech Stand. Shed and West Terrace tickets are also available. Season tickets are available at the discounted prices until Friday, June 27th.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
Dan Thomas was a try scorer in the 14-62 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians on Tuesday evening, but told GRTV after the game that he'd really enjoyed taking on the Barbarians and locking horns with Ardie Savea at the breakdown.
After a long, hard battle to return to fitness, Henry Trinder made his long awaited comeback in the second half of the 23-10 win over Zebre on Saturday and admitted he was taken aback by the reception he got from the Kingsholm crowd.
21 year old number eight Lewis Ludlow formed part of a physical back row effort in the 23-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup over Zebre on Saturday. Speaking to GRTV after the game, he spoke of making the most of his chances and being happy to contribute to the Gloucester win.
Gloucester United kick off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Monday evening (kick off 7pm) and have named a side which features lots of first team experience.