STADIUM BOX OFFICE TO OPEN EARLY FOR PRE-PAID TICKET COLLECTS AND PURCHASES

A ticket box office at Suncorp Stadium will be open this Friday and Saturday ahead of the National Rugby League semi-final between the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm.

Suncorp Stadium Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Donaghy said today this was an additional service being provided by the Stadium to allow patrons to purchase or collect pre-paid tickets.

Normally, Stadium ticket box offices open 15 minutes before the scheduled gates open time.

Mr Donaghy said tickets for the NRL semi-final went on sale last Saturday and demand all week had been very strong. All indications are there will be a crowd exceeding 40,000 for this event.

“To help ease the pressure before gates open at 3pm Saturday, we will open one ticket box office located on the Northern Plaza (Caxton St end) on Friday and Saturday.”

The box office opening times are Friday, September 10 from 9am to 5pm, and Saturday, September 11 from 12 noon (instead of 2.45pm).

“We encourage patrons to take advantage of this service and purchase or collect their pre-paid tickets in advance of Saturday’s game,” Mr Donaghy said.

8 September 2004

For further information, contact Greg Adermann, Suncorp Stadium Communications Manager, on 3331 5162