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).
Speaking to the local media this week ahead of the Bath Rugby game, Head Coach Laurie Fisher stressed that the fundamental shape of Gloucester's game is in good shape but that the Cherry and Whites have to look after the ball better and make more of their scoring opportunities.
Skipper for the day Willi Heinz faced the cameras after the 13-18 home loss to Newcastle and expressed real frustration at not being able to back up last week's win at Sale, calling it a performance he and his team-mates are not proud of.
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
It's a game of small margins at the highest level, and so it proved to be at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon as two second-half Bath tries earned a 6-15 victory from a game which Gloucester had dominated for long periods.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester Rugby in Saturday's Aviva Premiership derby game against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. James Hook will make his first start of the season at full-back and Billy Twelvetrees will make his 100th competitive appearance for the club.