CURRENT Gloucester Rugby season ticket holders have until June 16 to renew their places in the gold and silver seats of the Grandstand and also the Buildbase Stand before they go on general release.
The season ticket package was launched at Gloucester's final Guinness Premiership match of the season against Wasps when a capacity 12,500 crowd witnessed one of the most exhilarating games of the season.
Since then, Gloucester have qualified for the Heineken Cup and last Sunday crowned their season with victory over London Irish in the European Challenge Cup.
The club have this week gone through the 1,000 applications barrier and is advising existing season ticket holders, who wish to guarantee their same seats for the Heineken Cup campaign, to waste little time in renewing their applications.
"The applications for places is always huge and there is a very real possibility we will be over-subscribed in a number of areas next season because of the fact we are back in the Heineken Cup and won a trophy on Sunday," said Gloucester's managing director Ken Nottage.
"Existing season ticket holders in the seated areas of the stadium need to be aware they have until June 16 to guarantee their existing places. We have already had a very positive response to our season ticket package and that is fantastic ahead of what will be one of the most exciting seasons in recent times.
"The support that was generated at the Stoop in the European Challenge Cup final was fantastic and we want as many people as possible involved next season. We have fixed the prices in the Shed and terracing areas of the ground and believe this is a major incentive to commit to a season ticket."
Speaking to the media following the 31-33 West Country Challenge Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium, Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his side's battling qualities in a bruising encounter but concerned about the injuries picked up.
The West Country Challenge Cup fixture against the Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol on Saturday (kick off 3pm) will be Gloucester's last chance to work on things like new combinations says Director of Rugby, David Humphreys.
Speaking after the 30-21 West Country Challenge Cup defeat at Bath, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the improvements his team are making as preseason progresses but acknowledges that there is still work to do ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday's trip to Bath Rugby in the West Country Challenge Cup, front rower Nick Wood spoke of the hard work put in across the extended preseason and highlighted the competition for front row spots in the squad.
Gloucester have named a 30 man squad for the latest round of West Country Challenge Cup action against Bath on Saturday, with Director of Rugby David Humphreys stressing the need to keep an eye on player workload ahead of what will be a long, tough season.
Describing the 50-7 West Country Challenge Cup win over Bath on Sunday as a '...good hit out...', wing Charlie Sharples admitted that it had been a good opportunity to put into practice things that the squad have been trying out in training in recent weeks.
Speaking to the local media after the 50-7 victory over Bath Rugby on Sunday, David Humphreys was happy with his squad's effort, with the most important aspect being the game time earned by his players.
Gloucester make wholesale changes to the side that started at Exeter last Saturday as they prepare to take on Bath at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Sunday in the West Country Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm). The Director of Rugby told GRTV that the players are raring to go and that he's looking forward to seeing different combinations in action.