THE Buildbase Stand has now completely sold out ahead of Gloucester Rugby's Guinness Premiership clash against Leeds on New Year's Eve (3pm).
There is now no seating left in the ground for the last game of 2005 and supporters have the option of standing in the Shed or other terracing around the ground for the fixture against European Cup opponents.
Gloucester are hoping for a bumper crowd next Saturday and standing tickets are available from the ticket office, www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk or from the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781.
"It is an extremely busy time of year but it is a fantastic opportunity to start the New Year celebration with a top quality rugby match," said Gloucester's managing director Ken Nottage.
"There is no better sporting atmosphere anywhere in the region and we obviously hope a bumper crowd comes along to witness what is a very important Guinness Premiership match for us."
The opening hours for the ticket office are as follows. From 9am until 5pm Monday to Wednesday, from 9am until 6.30pm on Thursday and until 3.30pm on a Friday.
Gloucester Rugby would also like to remind season ticket holders they have until 3.30pm on Friday, December 30 to guarantee their tickets for the England A international next March.
After this time, all the tickets that are remaining will be put immediately on general sale with the quickest access to them online through www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
The tickets have again been priced competitively in the hope of attracting a sell-out crowd. Priced below the usual prices for a Guinness Premiership match, the tickets offer great value for money. The prices, with an early booking discount included, are:
Gold Seats - on the half way line - £30
Silver Seats - in the main grandstand - £25
Buildbase Stand - Adult £20, Concession £16, Junior £10
Terracing (inc SHED) - Adult £15, Concession £10, Junior £6.
All Season Ticket Holders will receive a further £2* discount on the listed prices during the reservation period. *please note that a junior terracing ticket will be £5 for season ticket holders.
The early booking scheme runs out on Thursday 16 March at 17:00. After this date, all tickets will increase a further £2.
The opening hours are as follows. From 9am until 5pm Monday to Wednesday, from 9am until 6.30pm on Thursday and until 3.30pm on a Friday.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women take on West Park Leeds Ladies in the final of the Intermediate Cup Final on Saturday. Head Coach Susie Appleby took time out to preview the game and chat about the future for the team.
Number eight Ben Morgan admitted that the 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol on Friday evening hadn't been pretty at times, but that the win was based on everyone in the squad remaining united and working for each other.
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
In the aftermath of the Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell was able to look forward to this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final against Cardiff Blues (Kingsholm, kick off 8:05pm).