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Hurricanes Tickets Selling Well

Hurricanes Tickets Selling Well

Tickets for February’s Super Rugby pre-season game between the Hurricanes and the Blues in Masterton have been on sale for almost a month and organisers are pleased with the response so far.

“We’ve sold 90 percent of our corporate tickets already but the good news for rugby fans is we’ve released 200 extra grandstand tickets due to the demand and there are still general admission tickets for sale,” says event manager Rosie Broughton of the rugby game to be held at Masterton’s Memorial Park on February 1.

“Because there is such a family focus on next year’s event we’re seeing many people buy tickets as Christmas presents, which we think is a great idea.”

The Hurricanes pre-season game, which for the last four years has been played in Mangatainoka on a make-shift ground next to Tui Brewery, has been relocated to Masterton for 2014. It is a temporary move with the game to be played back at Mangatainoka in 2015.

Tui commercial manager Nick Rogers says the game should be a real treat for rugby fans with the Blues team featuring Benji Marshall, Jerome Kaino, Ma’a Nonu and Tony Woodcock and the Hurricanes featuring crowd favourites Victor Vito, Beauden Barrett, Cory Jane and Conrad Smith.

“We’ve seen from previous games Tui has hosted that the Blues and the Hurricanes are passionate franchises with passionate supporters,” he says. “February’s game in Masterton should be a brilliant game of rugby and an entertaining, family day out.”

In the build-up to the feature game, which kicks off at 3pm, there will be a series of entertaining Rugby Sevens clashes including one with a surprise twist. Mr Rogers says with the introduction of a children’s ticket this year (children 0-12 years) the day of festivities will have a family friendly focus.

Tui has teamed up with key match day supporters to make the day possible including:

Sharpes Stockfeed, PGG Wrightons, Trust House, Print Craft, Norwood, WBRFU,

Cableprice, Wairarapa News and MoreFM.

• Timeline for February 1st, 2014

12.30pm Gates Open

1.00pm Rugby Sevens games

3.00pm Hurricanes Vs Blues

5.00pm Close For GA

5.45pm After-Match Speeches & Band in Tui Tent Village.

• Tickets

Available from Tui HQ, PGG Wrightson stores in the lower North Island and

Bottle-O stores in the lower North Island or via

Price: General Admission $25 adults

Stand Ticket $35

Corporate Tickets $130

General Admission children (0-12 years) $15


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