Ticket allocations exhausted for Lions Tests

  
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2/18/2013
By ARU Media Unit


Rugby fans have rushed to secure tickets for the three Tests between the Qantas Wallabies and British & Irish Lions, with allocations for the series drained within minutes of going on General Public sale today.

Sales opened at 9am in each market with the first Test in Brisbane having its ticket allocation exhausted inside five minutes.

Available tickets to the second Test in Melbourne and the third Test in Sydney were also sold in less than 15 minutes.

The opening Test of the Lions series is still more than four months into the future, but demand for the Tour that has been “12 Years in the Making” has sparked interest for tickets on a scale not witnessed since the Rugby World Cup in 2003.

Australian Rugby Union is urging sporting fans not to miss the opportunity to be part of the Lions Tour with tickets still available for matches against the Super Rugby teams and a Combined NSW-Queensland Country side.

The nine-match Tour, taking in six cities, kicks off with the Lions playing the Western Force in Perth on Wednesday, June 5.