19 Mar 2015

Sport: Ticket prices set for All Blacks v Samoa test

12:04 pm on 19 March 2015

Ticket prices for the All Blacks test against Samoa have been finalised and are due to go on sale on Monday.

Apia Park will have a capacity of 12,000 for the July test, of which about 4,000 will be general admission tickets costing 40 Tala.

At the other end of the scale, the most expensive seats in the centre stand will be 500 Tala.

The interim CEO of the Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea'i, says about 60 percent of the tickets will be sold to locals.

"Because of the capacity of the field and the demand we've tried as much as we can to accommodate everybody but we couldn't and with a cash-strapped union like Manu Samoa we are trying to recover our costs. Also, at the same time, a lot of the demand is from New Zealand. We wanted to restrict that as much as we can, in terms of overseas tickets, because a lot of our locals wanted to watch the game. New Zealand wanted to take as many tickets as they can but unfortunately the capacity of Apia Park is only about 12,000".

Faleomavaega says the SRU plan to set up big screens to show the match in public areas for those in Samoa who cannot make it to the game.

Apia Park

Apia Park Photo: Samoa Travel

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