Saints clash is a sell-out
By Mark Stevens
Sandy Park will be at capacity for a 10th time this season after the final tickets for Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership clash between Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints were sold today.
Just weeks after welcoming crowd of 12,900 for the visits of both Wasps and Harlequins, a similar figure will convene for this weekend’s Round 22 encounter between two clubs currently positioned in the top four of the division.
The Chiefs have already secured a home semi-final in this year’s play-offs, but Rob Baxter’s side have made no secret of the fact that they want to head into the last four with real momentum behind them and they are hoping to make the most of their final fixture of the regular season.
Victory against the Saints will not only avenge defeat to to Chris Boyd's side in the corresponding fixture back in December, but it will also ensure the Chiefs finish the season in first place for the second consecutive season.
Tony Rowe OBE, Chairman and Chief Executive of Exeter Rugby Club, said: “This weekend’s game will be our tenth sell-out of the season – and as a result that means as a club we are averaging over 12,000 fans for our home games.
“As I've said previously, it’s fantastic to know we have such a hardcore following coming to every home game, supporting Rob and the team as they try and win themselves a place back in another Premiership Rugby final. Saturday's game, as well as the upcoming semi-final, are two huge fixtures for us, so it’s vital the fans play their part and really get behind our lads.”
Exeter’s impressive crowds have been highlighted by a record-breaking year of season tickets sold by the Devon club. Over 5,400 supporters signed up for a season ticket, ensuring they had their place at every home fixture, including games for the Chiefs, Braves and Academy sides.
Already the Chiefs have launched their season ticket offers for the 2019/20 season, offering an adult ticket package from as little as £42 per month using a 10-month, interest-free instalment plan. Existing season ticket holders will have their ticket/tickets reserved for purchase until 5pm on Sunday, April 28, after which time they will be released for general sale.
As well as being the most cost-effective way to attend fixtures at Sandy Park, being a season ticket holder also gives you priority access to all progression games, as well as club shop and bar discounts, as well as access to the Exeter Chiefs Season Ticket Holder Advantage Scheme.
** Match sponsor for Saturday's game are the Devon Distillery & Devon Gin School **