The ballot for tickets to matches of the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour Tickets of South Africa opened today (Wednesday, 2 September), with rugby supporters urged to pick the tickets they wish to purchase for next year’s eight-match tour in the coming fortnight.
The online ballot – a similar system to that which is used at other major global sporting events – offers rugby fans a unique opportunity to acquire tickets for what promises to be an exciting tour of the British & Irish Lions, who will face the Springboks in three Tests, as well as five other matches around South Africa.
The eight-match tour, which kicks off in Cape Town on 3 July 2021, stretches across six cities over five weeks. The ticket prices are set to make them attractive to South Africans, from as little as R100 for a mid-week ticket, while the cheapest Test Match ticket is priced at R500.
South Africa, as a territory, has the majority ticket allocation and South African residents will have access to an affordable ticket pricing tier structure.
- – Ticket prices for matches against the DHL Stormers at Cape Town Stadium, the Cell C Sharks at Jonsson Kings Park and the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld range in price from R250 to R600.
- – Tickets for mid-week matches against a SA Invitational team in Port Elizabeth and against SA ‘A’ at Mbombela Stadium are even cheaper ranging from only R100 to R350.
- – The cheapest Test match ticket is R500 – less than the price of a ticket to a 2019 Springbok Test – and increases to R1 250 and R2 000 to the top-priced ticket of R3 000.