On Thursday (September 27), Gloucester Rugby will open the doors to Gold, Silver and Bronze season ticket holders in the C&G Grandstand between 4pm and 8pm for a familiarisation session. It will allow supporters the opportunity to view the pitch from their seats, and appreciate entrance and exit points in the new development.
Gold, Silver and Bronze members in the C&G Stand will need to bring their ticket booklets and will enter the stadium from Entrance One (opposite Teague's) and will be directed once inside the stadium.
"I think the number of season ticket holders says everything you need to know about the feeling the new stand development and the progression of the team have had on supporters - it is a fantastic reflection of where we want to take this club," said managing director Ken Nottage.
"There is a huge level of anticipation ahead of this season - on and off the pitch - and the levels season ticket holders have reached this season is an endorsement of what we want to achieve. Guinness Premiership rugby is thriving, we live and work in a community that lives and breathes the game and that is why this number is so pleasing.
"A huge amount of work has gone into the development this season and although we are nearing completion of the project, supporters need to be aware that this is new for all of us and I would ask them to be patient as new routines and matchday experiences are understood."
Gloucester plan a host of events next Saturday for their first home game of the season next Saturday. The Red Devils Parachute display team will be the main attraction - parachuting into the stadium with the match ball at 4.30pm to present to the captain. There will also be face-painting for kids, coaching, meet the players and hair colouring.
Gary Little, Gloucester Rugby's community manager, said: "Having the Red Devils appear at Kingsholm will be a great way to launch the season. They are keen to get involved, will be great entertainment and should start the afternoon with a real bang.
"There will be plenty going on next Saturday and it would be great to see as many supporters as possible in the ground early, having a beer and enjoying the build up to what is a massive derby against Worcester."
Gates will open at 1pm next Saturday and the bars will be showing the World Cup before Gloucester take on the Warriors. Supporters are advised that there are now fewer than 1,000 seats remaining in the C&G Grandstand and East Stand and the club are expecting a good response next week.
For more information on tickets, please contact 0871 871 8781 (option 2) for more information. The ticket office at Kingsholm will be open from 8.30am until 6.30pm everyday on the Shed side of the ground.