Shark Tank expects sell-out crowd

2010-10-29 00:00

THE Sharks are expecting a sell-out crowd of 54  000 to watch them take on Western Province in the Currie Cup rugby final at King’s Park in Durban tomorrow night.

The stadium seats 52 000 spectators, while 2 000 scholars will be accommodated on benches behind both posts.

Just over 2 000 tickets were returned by various stakeholders at the start of the week and yesterday only a few hundred remained.

Sharks communications manager Megan Harris told The Witness yesterday it is unlikely any seats will be available on match day. “We are hoping to sell the remaining tickets in the morning [today]. They are only on sale at the ticket office at the stadium and not from Computicket. The final should be an all-ticket affair.”

Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl said the players would be rewarded financially whether they won or lost tomorrow’s final.

“There was a bonus for reaching the final and the players are now on win or lose bonuses.”

He said the Sharks would make a profit of over R6 million from the Currie Cup final.

This is the second time in three years that the final has been played in Durban, after the Sharks beat the Blue Bulls for the title in 2008.

The Currie Cup final kicks off at 5.30 pm and will be preceded by the U19 and U21 finals between the teams from Western Province and the Blue Bulls.

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