CURRENT Gloucester Rugby season ticket holders have until 3.30pm on Friday - June 16 - to guarantee their seats in the gold and silver sections of the grandstand and also the Buildbase Stand before they go on general release.
The club have already processed more than 2,500 applications and supporters wishing to guarantee the same seats for the forthcoming Heineken Cup campaign have until Friday to return their application forms or book over the phone.
There are already a large number of applicants waiting for seats, with more than 70% of the gold and silver sections of the Grandstand already sold.
"It's amazing how quickly the time comes round and the last thing we want is for existing season ticket holders to miss their preferred seats," said managing director Ken Nottage.
"The take-up has been very good - the excitement generated by our win in the European Challenge Cup and a place back in the European Cup has really fuelled the imagination of the supporters, particularly with the squad Dean Ryan has put together for the season ahead.
"There is a very real chance that in some areas of the ground we will be over-subscribed and that is something last year's season ticket holders need to be aware of."
For more information on the season ticket package, call 0871 871 8781 or visit www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk and follow the link to the season tickets.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).