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.
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.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
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).