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."
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
Speaking after a last-gasp try from Exeter earned the Chiefs a 27-27 draw at Sandy Park on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted to mixed feelings. The game saw him score a try on his 200th competitive appearance for the club, but the frustration from not closing out the win was clear.
David Humphreys was minutes away from a winning interview on Saturday afternoon, but a late try from Exeter Chiefs meant the points were shared at Sandy Park. Humphreys spoke with the local media after the 27-27 draw.
Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Exeter Chiefs, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reiterated that there are elements of Gloucester's game that are in good shape at present, that the performance against Bath was a step forward from Newcastle but that individual errors are costing the Cherry and Whites dear.
Lesley Vainikolo was a welcome visitor to Kingsholm this week, reminiscing as he wandered around the stadium. The big winger is back in Gloucester to take part in Sunday's Mitsubishi Motors UK Hybrid Cup (kick off 3pm).
Centre Matt Scott, a try-scorer in Bayonne last weekend, insists that Gloucester are taking nothing for granted when they welcome Benetton Treviso to Kingsholm on Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm).