Newcastle Falcons are hoping the lure of World Cup tickets and the chance to see England in Six Nations action can help bolster their season ticket sales.
Existing season ticket holders renewing for next year before Monday’s 6pm deadline will qualify to buy tickets at face value for the Rugby World Cup when it comes to England next year, as part of the priority access scheme for rugby club members.
All season ticket holders will also have a chance to put themselves in the ballot for all other England home internationals, Falcons’ commercial consultant Mick Hogan stating: “We are one of the few Premiership clubs who make normal England tickets available on a ballot basis for our season ticket holders, and we are going to extend that scheme by making even more available.
“We will have dozens available for each regular England international, like the Six Nations, the autumn tests and so on.”
Hogan added: “For the Rugby World Cup our existing season ticket holders who renew before Monday night can choose to go into the ballet for the Twickenham games, which includes the semi-finals, final and England games, or they can go into the general pot for any of the other 38 matches.
“Obviously the bigger games are subject to availability and demand will be expected to outstrip supply for those, but we have a certain number and everyone eligible will get the chance to buy World Cup tickets in one form or another.
“Clearly there is no guarantee you will be able to stipulate a game and get that specific game, but there is still that opportunity to be part of a home World Cup.”
Newcastle’s St James’ Park hosts three games during the group stages of the 2015 competition – with South Africa v Scotland on October 3, New Zealand v Tonga on October 9 and Scotland v Samoa on October 10.