Gladstone Region rugby league fans to get their chance to see stars
Tickets for the eagerly anticipated NRL clash between the Gold Coast Titans and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Gladstone’s Marley Brown Oval on April 8 go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Mar 1).
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the sale date had been keenly awaited by rugby league fans throughout Central Queensland, and expected that would be reflected on the first day of sales.
“I look forward to the Titans and Sea Eagles running out on to the field at a packed Marley Brown Oval,” Councillor Burnett said.
“I am sure Marley Brown Oval will be full house and while it won’t be the biggest crowd the players will have experienced, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the most enthusiastic.
“Rugby league is the No.1 game in the Gladstone Region and the wider Central Queensland area and this match will be the biggest day of the year for many of our local supporters, so those intending to purchase tickets are advised to do so quickly.
“Many will not want to miss the chance to see stars of the game like the Titans’ Ryan James, Ash Taylor and Konrad Hurrell and the Sea Eagles’ Tom Trbojevic, Daly Cherry-Evans and Martin Taupau in action.”
Speaking at a media conference conducted at Marley Brown Oval to promote tomorrow’s opening of ticket sales, Cr Burnett thanked Titans CEO Graham Annesley for agreeing to bring the game to Gladstone.
“They could have gone anywhere in Queensland, but they came to Gladstone,” he said, adding that the fixture had come about through excellent collaborative efforts of Council, the Titans, Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited and Tourism and Events Queensland.
“This is a great economic development opportunity for our region and an opportunity to promote our region to the national via Foxtel’s broadcast of the match.
“We’ve got 100 years of Gladstone rugby league and what better way to celebrate that then with an NRL game?”
Tickets are $70 for grandstand seats and general entry is $30 adults, $20 children aged 4-14 years and free for children under the age of four.
Tickets can be purchased online from 9am tomorrow by visiting www.gladstoneregion.info