Monday, 3 November 2008

Ashes Tickets Sell Out in First Few Hours

Ashes tickets for the first test (to be held in Cardiff) were put on public sale this morning and sold out in a matter of hours. The SWALEC Stadium (Cardiff) will be the first venue outside of England to host a "home" ashes test match.
Substantial improvements are currently underway at The Swalec Stadium, with a new £600,000 drainage system being installed due to the poor perfomrance of the old drainage sytem during the England vs. South Africa one day series resulting in an abandoned match.
Additional seating is also currently being installed which, on completion will result in additional tickets being released.

Commenting on the ticket sales, Glamorgan Chairman, Paul Russell said: "This was always going to be a hugely popular event and we are thrilled that demand for tickets is so high. With the additional temporary seating being installed over the coming months, we will be able to satisfy many of those that missed out today."

Do not be too despondent if you didn't manage to get any today though, as Glamorgan Cricket is due to release another 6,000 tickets in January.

The county reported that it's website had received over 2.5 million hits in the past 24 hours. The phone lines were of course inundated throughout the mad two hour rush for tickets.

Click here to read our early ashes 2009 preview and prediction.