Gloucester Rugby are doing their bit to defy the credit crunch by freezing season ticket prices for the second year in a row.
With the regular Guinness Premiership season drawing to an end, Gloucester Rugby are delighted to announce their 2009-10 season ticket prices.
Not only are prices frozen but the 2009-10 prices will also reflect the recent cut in the VAT rate meaning that, in effect, Gloucester Rugby supporters will benefit from a 2.5% price cut. They will actually be paying less for a season ticket than two seasons ago.
In addition, based on feedback from their supporters, the club have introduced a payment plan allowing an individual to spread the cost of a season ticket over 10 months*.
Gloucester Rugby are now assured of Heineken Cup rugby for the fourth consecutive year so their supporters will be able to watch their team take on the best teams in Europe at Kingsholm as well as the top teams in England in the Guinness Premiership.
Existing season ticket holders can guarantee their same seat for next season by renewing by May 29th (3:30pm) and there is also an early bird discount for anyone purchasing by June 26th.
New this year is the introduction of a Season Ticket Holders' Benefit Pack. This contains exclusive offers from Gloucester Rugby and its partners, associates and sponsors. **
Finally, 2009-10 season ticket holders will get exclusive pre booking rights for the new replica Gloucester Rugby shirt which will feature, by popular request, a return to the famed Cherry and White hoops.
There will be plenty to look forward to next season as a follower of Gloucester Rugby with exciting new signings already revealed, an attractive fixture list, a new look playing shirt and a continued commitment from players, coaches and board and investors to take the club to the very pinnacle of European Rugby.
Over to Gloucester skipper Gareth Delve for the final word:
"We've enjoyed tremendous support this season and taking 25,000 supporters to Twickenham recently was evidence of that."
"It means a huge amount to the team and we hope to enjoy more of the same next season."
Speaking ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Newcastle Falcons (kick off 3pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys emphasised the importance this weekend of Gloucester building on last week's impressive home victory against the Exeter Chiefs.
Speaking to the assembled national and local media, try-scorer Jonny May was delighted and relieved to have tasted victory on Saturday evening, and is looking forward to the European Rugby Challenge Cup final.
Tom Savage delivered a Man of the Match performance against Exeter Chiefs on his birthday on Saturday evening. He spoke to GRTV after the game about the importance of the European Rugby Challenge Cup win.
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester Rugby return to Aviva Premiership action against the Newcastle Falcons on Saturday (Kingsholm, kick off 3pm), and make several changes to the side that defeated Exeter Chiefs at home last weekend.
With a fantastic rugby season coming to a thrilling climax and the prospect of the world's best battling it out in our back garden in September and October, there has never been a better time to quiz your Gloucester Rugby and home nation heroes on what makes them tick.