With the deadline fast approaching for existing season ticket holders to renew their seats for the 2009-10 season, the Gloucester Rugby ticket office is doing brisk business.
A surge of sales in the past 24 hours has seen the club go past the 5,000 mark which includes season ticket renewals and 1873 Club memberships.
Gloucester Rugby Managing Director Ken Nottage said today:
"Considering the challenging climate that we've been facing in recent times, we're very happy with where we stand at present."
"There is still some time left for existing seat holders to renew for 2009-10 and we're confident that, once the weekend applications are processed, we'll have bettered last year's equivalent figure."
The Kingsholm ticket office will remain open until 6.30pm on Friday for supporters who want to renew their seats in person or by telephone. Friday will be the last day in which supporters can book either face to face with the ticket office or by telephone.
However, existing season ticket holders will be able to renew their seats online at www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk by entering their membership and reservation numbers over the weekend.
The ticket office will be closed on Monday 15th June in order to process any outstanding applications received by post or hand delivered on Saturday and Monday.
Supporters who wish to hand deliver applications can do so at the Club Shop on Saturday or at the Main Reception at Kingsholm on Monday.
Any seats which have not been renewed will be available on general sale from 9am on Tuesday 16th June. Supporters wishing to purchase these seats can do so either in person at the ticket office or by calling the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781 option 2.
Supporters are also reminded that the early booking discount for purchasing 2009-10 season tickets will expire on Friday, 26th June (3.30pm).
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
Looking to try a new sport? Look no further than Walking Rugby as thanks to Gloucester Rugby you can come along and try out the fast-growing sport at taster sessions across the county, starting this Wednesday.
Gloucester return to European Rugby Challenge Cup action on Thursday evening with the visit of Stade Rochelais to Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm). Early Bird ticket prices are available until 6:30pm on matchday.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.