The ‘Sold Out’ signs have gone up at Loftus Versfeld for the upcoming Castle Lager Incoming Series test match between the Springboks and Wales on Saturday.
All 50 000 seats at the Tshwane-based stadium were sold out on Tuesday afternoon following heightened interest in the first match in front of spectators on home soil for the Springboks since their 2019 World Cup victory.
With the full capacity crowd, Loftus Versfeld will claim the record of having hosted the biggest crowd for a test match between the Springboks and Welsh Dragons in South Africa.
WARNING: Fake rugby tickets on circuit
The Blue Bulls Company and SA Rugby is cautioning fans about purchasing fake match-day tickets which may be in circulation from fraudulent websites who have no rights to sell any rugby tickets in SA.
SA Rugby, the Blue Bulls Company, franchises and unions have received numerous queries and complaints recently about dubious websites, such as Viagogo, who have been unlawfully selling tickets for as much as up to 400% of the selling price for the authentic tickets sold on reputable websites or the official ticket offices.
Not only is this fraudulent activity hampering the economic status of the SA rugby fraternity that is still trying to recover from the recent impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is further concern for the swindling of unsuspecting lovers of the game of rugby.
Only tickets purchased at the Loftus Versfeld ticket office or online on the Ticketpro website will be valid. Any other tickets that have been bought elsewhere will not grant fans entry into the stadium.