Cardiff's SWALEC Stadium
becomes the hottest stop on The Ashes tour
LONDON: 7 July 2009 - Just 24 hours before the start of the
long-awaited Ashes series, demand for tickets for the five Tests is
soaring. Seatwave, Europe's leading fan-to-fan ticket exchange, has
seen a surge of interest from cricket lovers desperate to see if
England can repeat their 2005 triumph. In the last week alone,
ticket sales for this prestigious cricket tournament outsold Take
That and Bruce Springsteen.
Cardiff's SWALEC Stadium, the scene of the First Test, is at the
moment the hottest ticket with over a quarter of all tickets bought
by fans on the site for the new Welsh venue. Lords is in second
position with 22 per cent of tickets, followed by Edgbaston (21 per
cent of tickets sold), The Oval (19 per cent) and then Headingley
(11 per cent).
The best-value day of the Ashes so far is Day 5 of the Lords
Test - with Seatwave recording its lowest average ticket prices.
But some lucky fans have found bargains elsewhere with one ticket
for Day 4 of the Edgbaston Test sold for just £19.90. All Seatwave
tickets are covered by TicketCover™ promise which ensures a full
refund if an event is cancelled, or in this case, play doesn't
reach the final day for which you've bought tickets.
Given the length and depth of the rivalry between the two sides,
it is no surprise that tickets have been in demand in Australia.
But fans as far afield as Hong Kong and Singapore are flying over
to see if this series can live up to the incredible excitement of
four years ago.
Joe Cohen, CEO and Founder of Seatwave said "We're seeing an
increasing number of fans turn to our site in order to secure
tickets for this in-demand event. When the ECB, by its own
admission, allocates less than 15 per cent of tickets to the public
for the average test match at Lords, it's no surprise that more and
more cricket lovers turn to Seatwave to get their tickets in a safe
and secure manner."