Pittodrie Advance Rugby Ticket Sales Record

More than 18,000 tickets have been sold already for Saturday’s EMC Test between Scotland and Tonga at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, making it the biggest advanced sale for a rugby international in the city

Ticket sales already exceed the attendance for the last time Scotland played in the Granite City – the 19-16 victory over Samoa two years ago, when some 18,254 fans were present and are also above the sales figure for the game against Canada in 2008 and the Barbarians in 2005.

Scotland captain Kelly Brown said: “On behalf of the players, thanks very much to all those supporters who have cheered us on in record numbers at Murrayfield over the last fortnight and to those who’ll be at Pittodrie on Saturday.

“It’s great to be back in Aberdeen and this time, unlike two years ago, there’s no snow forecast!”

Given the demand from supporters in the north-east and the long-range weather forecast for this weekend, Scottish Rugby, in consultation with Aberdeen Football Club, is making some additional seats – which don’t have overhead cover – available for sale.

You can still buy tickets now online at www.scottishrugby.org; via the 24-hour credit card hotline 0844 335 3933 or in person from the Scottish Rugby ticket centre at Murrayfield Stadium which is open 9am-5pm, Mondays to Fridays or from the Aberdeen FC ticket office which is open at the same times. The ticket office is at the side of the Richard Donald Stand behind the club shop.

Scotland v Tonga, Saturday 24 November, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, kick-off 3pm
Adults: £15, £25 and £40
Under-18s and students: £7.50, £12.50 and £20


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