Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

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Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by moorsman1 » Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:52 pm

Just been informed by Ryanair that they've switched my return flight from the Sunday to the Monday. Whilst this could be manageable, does anyone know if /how Connacht are going to organise their ticket allocation from sold out (capacity 8,150 odd) down to the 5000 allowed in under new Irish covid rules?

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by TigerCam » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:30 pm

We had planned to go out from Gatwick Friday - Sunday - no flight change there but with the bars etc shutting at 20:00 and restricted numbers at the game, we decided to scrub the trip. Didn't fancy staring at hotel walls instead of having a good criac.
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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by LtPigeon » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:38 pm

Because of Covid restrictions in Ireland (max 50% of capacity), Connacht have had to cancel all tickets bought in the General Sale - expect refunds for those who were intending on going to Galway!

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by TigerXV » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:50 pm

LtPigeon wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:38 pm
Because of Covid restrictions in Ireland (max 50% of capacity), Connacht have had to cancel all tickets bought in the General Sale - expect refunds for those who were intending on going to Galway!
Can you tell me where you have seen this - the Connacht website is still selling tickets for the game on line?

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by LtPigeon » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:59 pm

TigerXV wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:50 pm
LtPigeon wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:38 pm
Because of Covid restrictions in Ireland (max 50% of capacity), Connacht have had to cancel all tickets bought in the General Sale - expect refunds for those who were intending on going to Galway!
Can you tell me where you have seen this - the Connacht website is still selling tickets for the game on line?
Received the following email from Connacht Rugby as I was due to go to the game.

"We have an important update regarding your match ticket(s) for the following game:

Connacht v Leicester Tigers, Saturday 15th January @ 15:15

Unfortunately we do not expect the current 50% capacity restrictions at Irish stadiums to be lifted in time for this fixture.

Therefore we very disappointed to inform you that all General Sale match tickets for this game have been cancelled. A full refund will be issued to the card you bought your ticket(s) with in the next 10 working days.

We share in your frustration and disappointment at this news, but we have no other choice and must follow Government guidelines.

We thank you for your initial purchase, and please do consider coming to a Connacht Rugby game in the future when restrictions have eased."

Suggest anyone who are intending to go to Galway, and have not yet received this email, should contact Connacht Rugby to verify their own situation

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by TigerXV » Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:02 pm

LtPigeon wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:59 pm
TigerXV wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:50 pm
LtPigeon wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:38 pm
Because of Covid restrictions in Ireland (max 50% of capacity), Connacht have had to cancel all tickets bought in the General Sale - expect refunds for those who were intending on going to Galway!
Can you tell me where you have seen this - the Connacht website is still selling tickets for the game on line?
Received the following email from Connacht Rugby as I was due to go to the game.

"We have an important update regarding your match ticket(s) for the following game:

Connacht v Leicester Tigers, Saturday 15th January @ 15:15

Unfortunately we do not expect the current 50% capacity restrictions at Irish stadiums to be lifted in time for this fixture.

Therefore we very disappointed to inform you that all General Sale match tickets for this game have been cancelled. A full refund will be issued to the card you bought your ticket(s) with in the next 10 working days.

We share in your frustration and disappointment at this news, but we have no other choice and must follow Government guidelines.

We thank you for your initial purchase, and please do consider coming to a Connacht Rugby game in the future when restrictions have eased."

Suggest anyone who are intending to go to Galway, and have not yet received this email, should contact Connacht Rugby to verify their own situation
Just received our email :smt022

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by sapajo » Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:46 pm

Excuse my ignorance but does this mean no Tigers supporters will be allowed to buy tickets for this game? Thanks
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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by LtPigeon » Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:50 pm

That is my understanding - no visiting supporters.
Details are now on the Tigers website.

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by sapajo » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:14 pm

It begs the question is only selling tickets to home fans permissable in the european champions cup competition ? As it is completely unsporting to exclude visiting club supporters???
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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by TigerXV » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:22 pm

I think the limit on tickets is Connacht season ticket holders only but no general ticket sales to either home or away fans

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by sapajo » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:27 pm

TigerXV wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:22 pm
I think the limit on tickets is Connacht season ticket holders only but no general ticket sales to either home or away fans
Strikes me as plain wrong but I guess if I was a Connacht Season Ticket holder I would be miffed if I could not secure my seat. If Connacht have sold 5000 season ticket holders that is some achievement!
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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by TigerXV » Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:26 pm

sapajo wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:27 pm
TigerXV wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:22 pm
I think the limit on tickets is Connacht season ticket holders only but no general ticket sales to either home or away fans
Strikes me as plain wrong but I guess if I was a Connacht Season Ticket holder I would be miffed if I could not secure my seat. If Connacht have sold 5000 season ticket holders that is some achievement!
I am certainly miffed! I believe their capacity is 8100K so under Irish COVID rules max capacity is going to be 50% of that which could be feasible for season ticket numbers - however it should have been possible to work out which general purchasers either home or away should be allowed in to get up to 50% capacity - I would have thought tickets bought by purchase date would have been an easy way!

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by old one eye » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:40 am

I remember some years ago, when the capacity at Welford road was 16800 ish, the Tigers having to ask season ticket holders to give up their tickets to away supporters (Munster or Leinster I think) to comply with the allocation rules in the European competition.

Do those rules still apply?

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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

Post by Tigerbeat » Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:58 am

old one eye wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:40 am
I remember some years ago, when the capacity at Welford road was 16800 ish, the Tigers having to ask season ticket holders to give up their tickets to away supporters (Munster or Leinster I think) to comply with the allocation rules in the European competition.

Do those rules still apply?
I believe that was a requirement for the knockout stages of the competition.
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Re: Connacht (A) - 15th January 2022

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