Christchurch tickets selling fast
Less than 5000 seats remain for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles clash with the Vodafone Warriors in Christchurch.
Match organiser Justin Wallace expects a full house for the Manly home game on June 9 and is pleased fans are strongly supporting the Round 14 Telstra Premiership game at AMI Stadium.
"Ticket sales show that Christchurch people love big events and seeing some of the biggest NRL stars in action will be a night to remember,'' he said.
Wallace says organisers are quickly running out of the premium seats on the halfway line and the cheapest tickets behind both in-goal areas.
"But there are still plenty of good seats left and nearly all of them under cover. We just want to implore people not to leave it to the last few days and risk missing out," he added.
"Before the last NRL match here in 2016 with the Panthers, it was heart-breaking to see how some die-hard league fans were left outside because they did not expect the game to be sold out."
Wallace said fans should consider buying a seat in the Manly Sea Eagles Members Area for the chance become the team's 18th man on the day.
The Sea Eagles are offering one lucky Manly fan a unique opportunity to be present at the Captain's Run, every part of the on-field match day warm up, inside the players' tunnel for the coin toss, and even sit on the bench during the match.
This fortunate fan will be handing out energy drinks to players after the match and join Coach Trent Barrett and Captain Daly Cherry-Evans at the post-match press conference.
To commemorate this incredible night, the Manly team will also present the 18th man with the Ngāi Tahu-designed jersey, specifically produced for the Sea Eagles' matches in Christchurch.
To be in the draw for this extraordinary experience, all you have to do is purchase a New Zealand Sea Eagles Membership package.
The package, available from $95 for a junior and $115 for an adult, includes an A-grade match ticket, one complimentary ticket for a second home match at Lottoland in Sydney, a 2018 Membership scarf, the 2018 Membership Pack and a special Manly coffee travel mug.
Click here to sign up a New Zealand Sea Eagles member.
Match promoter Justin Wallace says that in all his years working with the NRL, he has never seen access like this to the team on match day for any outsider.
"This is truly a unique chance to experience an NRL match from close up and be right in the mix of it," says Wallace.
"We are very lucky that Manly is giving this opportunity to a fan, who will be experiencing what the players go through and be truly part of the Manly team for that night."
Purchase your tickets here for the game.
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Vodafone Warriors
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Saturday June 9, 5pm kick-off.
*The winner of the 18th Man will not be taking part in the match, despite how much they may wish to. This offer is purely a Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Membership