After watching the Stormers smash the Tahs back to Aus last week, i decided at least some effort should be made to try and make the final in Soweto. That was until we tried to procure tickets.
Being the ordinary bloke i am – i had to work so standing in queue in Checkers this morning was out of the question and given the fact that for the semi’s the computicket website went down faster than a lady of the night – i was fairly certain i was going to fail in my quest. Needless to say i won’t be going to Orlando staduim this week. As predicted the website would load but as soon as you made an attempt to purchase you were politely told that the server was under strain and i should try later. Try later for the paltry 3500 tickets they made available to the public.
Now i can understand the Bulls have suites and season ticket holders to satisfy – i would expect the same from my Union. But when i read this morning about how the tickets where split up – i was angry – its the only polite way to put it without Rob removing my posting rights.
Orlando can hold 36 500 people. The breakdown is as follows 14 000 to seasonal ticket holders, 10 000 to box holders, 1 000 to the Stormers rugby union, 3 000 to the Blue Bulls rugby union and 5 300 to rugby officials including team management, referees, sponsors, suppliers and SA Rugby, according to Beeld Newspaper.
It seemed fair until i read the final number 5300 tickets to SA rugby and its cronies. Sure sponsors deserve their share of the pie – they pay for it. Sure team management want their families there on the day. As to suppliers – well i guess if you want free booze in your corporate suite – i guess you have to keep them smiling. Of those 5300 tickets – how many are going to a bunch of fat cat administrators who do more harm to our game than good. Far too many in my opinion.
As per usual SARU has put itself at the top of the pile ahead of the ordinary fan.
They should be ashamed.Tweet