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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2743 times:
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The 5th Test match in Sydney starts on January 2, 2007. Does anybody know when these tickets are going on sale and where I can get tickets online from a reputable vendor, preferrably an Australian one?

Thanks in advance!


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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Ticket sales for the cricket in Australia is ticketek.com.au. No Ashes tickets on there yet and I don't know when. Some states use ticketmaster.com.au so best to check both. Both are certainly reputable and should cause no problems. There are some operators that will package up accom and flights. Gullivers Travel and Australian Sports Tours are the two big ones, although I'm not sure they distribute in South Africa. They will confirm tickets now as they have guaranteed allocations.

Looks like the South Africans will have a pretty simple total to chase tonight.....although knowing the aussies they could score 80 runs in these last fewovers


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

bloody aussies.....tickets go on sale to Australians at the beginning of June....tickets wont be available to anywhere else in the world until the end of June! bit of a Pisstake really!

User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 2):
bloody aussies.....tickets go on sale to Australians at the beginning of June....tickets wont be available to anywhere else in the world until the end of June! bit of a Pisstake really!

If you're in the UK, try those travel agents I mentioned. They will have tickets. But you will have to book flights through them to get access to those tickets


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 2):
bloody aussies.....tickets go on sale to Australians at the beginning of June....tickets wont be available to anywhere else in the world until the end of June! bit of a Pisstake really!

Not really... England gets the same benefit when the Ashes comes to the UK.

How many england fans do you HONESTLY belive will travel the 23 and a half hours on an aeroplane, splashing out over £1000 plus the cost of a ticket just to go watch australia play england?

Not Many. So they wont want to stop aussie fans buying the tickets because they're the only people who will buy the tickets.

I'm also fairly sure that they'll have allocated a certain amount of tickets for england fans.



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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 4):

Whilst there won't be tens of thousands travelling, I firmly believe that the travelling support for the English Cricket team is one of the finest, loudest and largest supporting groups in world sport. Demand in hotels in Australia for inbound English touring groups is about 5 times what it was on the last England tour of AUS, no doubt fuelled by their recent success.

I think there'll be plenty of poms to drink in the pubs with come December, and I hope they retain the Ashes too!!


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 4):
How many england fans do you HONESTLY belive will travel the 23 and a half hours on an aeroplane, splashing out over £1000 plus the cost of a ticket just to go watch australia play england?

Not Many. So they wont want to stop aussie fans buying the tickets because they're the only people who will buy the tickets.

more than you'd think!

anyway, if that were the case then why cant they release them for sale to everyone at the same time and then sell any leftovers purely to australians!


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Thread starter):
The 5th Test match in Sydney starts on January 2, 2007.

As a "somwhat ignorant to world sports American" what was the match played where England won back in July or August? Is this one the start of a new Ashes or a continuation of the one that England just won? What about the 4 test matches before this one in Sydney? I'm confused!



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User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

that was the last ashes series the next ashes series is in australia......its spread over 5 test matches!

its like a yearly event, but because of the summers in England an Australia being opposite it doesnt always work out to be once a year....more like every 18 months!


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Given the choice of watching cricket or spending all day at SYD I know which one I'd pick!  Wink

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 8):
that was the last ashes series the next ashes series is in australia......its spread over 5 test matches!

Ok, makes some sense. But why is the thread started complaining about the 5th match? Where are the first 4 being help? England?



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User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 10):

the first four are in brisbane, perth melbourne and adelaide.....not neccesarily in that order

when the series is England the tests are held at Lords(London) Edgbaston (birmingham) old trafford (manchester) headingly (yorkshire) trent bridge (notingham) and the oval (london)


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

The Ashes series will be played as follows:

Nov 23 - 27, 2006 Brisbane
Dec 1 - 5, 2006 Adelaide
Dec 14 - 18, 2006 Perth
Dec 26 - 30, 2006 Melbourne
Jan 2 - 6, 2007 Sydney

The VB Series will be played as follows:

Date Home Team Away Team Venue
Jan 12, 2007 Australia England Melbourne
Jan 14, 2007 Australia New Zealand Hobart
Jan 16, 2007 England New Zealand Hobart
Jan 19, 2007 Australia England Brisbane
Jan 21, 2007 Australia New Zealand Sydney
Jan 23, 2007 England New Zealand Adelaide
Jan 26, 2007 Australia England Adelaide
Jan 28, 2007 Australia New Zealand Perth
Jan 30, 2007 England New Zealand Perth
Feb 2, 2007 Australia England Sydney
Feb 4, 2007 Australia New Zealand Melbourne
Feb 6, 2007 England New Zealand Brisbane
Feb 9, 2007 First Final Melbourne
Feb 11, 2007 Second Final Sydney
Feb 13, 2007 Third Final (if req) Brisbane


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 4):
How many england fans do you HONESTLY belive will travel the 23 and a half

The numbers will be huge. If you remember the Lions rugby tour of Australia a few years back, the British and Irish fans outnumbered the Australians in every match. The rugby World Cup final had huge numbers of England fans too.

In the case of the cricket, the last tour to Australia had large numbers of England fans, even though we were crap and got stuffed.

The reason why Cricket Australia are delaying the sales of the tickets outside Australia is because they are worried that there will be more English fans than Australians in the ground, and it'll be like a home match for the English team. They're right to be worried too. In most sports, the English supporters have shown time and again that they travel in greater numbers than anyone else. Football tournaments are the same - both in Euro 2004 and in (expected) in Germany this summer, English fans will be the largest contingent.

The other thing that makes Australia tests different is the sizeable expat population.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
Given the choice of watching cricket or spending all day at SYD I know which one I'd pick! Wink

I would actually probably choose the cricket.
Of course I'd be supporting Australia though  Wink

Quoting Banco (Reply 13):
The numbers will be huge. If you remember the Lions rugby tour of Australia a few years back, the British and Irish fans outnumbered the Australians in every match. The rugby World Cup final had huge numbers of England fans too.

IIRC, I read somewhere that up to 40,000 English fans would be going to Australia  Wow!
As for the tickets, as it's being played in Australia, it's only right that Australian fans get the vast majority of tickets. After all, you wouldnt expect Arsenal to have more fans than Man Utd at Old Trafford, would you?  Wink



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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

I'll be there in Melbourne and Sydney along with the other 30000 - 50000 estimated England fans that will be their despite Cricket Australias paranoid attempt to withhold tickets. You just got to mention the see of red at the 1st Lions test in Brisbane to give Australian's a nervous tick.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 4):

Not really... England gets the same benefit when the Ashes comes to the UK.

Actually everyone gets the same oppotunity no matter where you live and we have got smaller grounds then Australia, all we wanted was the same in return but QFF must be running Cricket Australia.

[Edited 2006-03-06 11:59:12]


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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2668 times:
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Well, I'll be playing cricket in Sydney while the Ashes series is happening out there in Aus, so if I cant get tickets to the Sydney test, I'll be pretty pissed off.

What a lot of people are doing, is contacting Aussie relatives and asking them to get the tickets when they come out on sale to guarantee a ticket, the only problem could be what stand they may be in.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14):
As for the tickets, as it's being played in Australia, it's only right that Australian fans get the vast majority of tickets.

Oh, certainly, I don't blame them in the slightest. It's just rather amusing that they have to go to such lengths to try to ensure it happens.  Wink



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 15):
I'll be there in Melbourne and Sydney along with the other 30000 - 50000 estimated England fans

As will I (I hope) Big grin


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
Oh, certainly, I don't blame them in the slightest. It's just rather amusing that they have to go to such lengths to try to ensure it happens. Wink

Aye, it's amazing especially considering the history between Australia and England  Wink  duck 



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 15):
Actually everyone gets the same oppotunity no matter where you live and we have got smaller grounds then Australia, all we wanted was the same in return but QFF must be running Cricket Australia.

Haha.

Seriously though, am I mistaken in thinking that at a number of high profile sporting matches between our two countries (in Australia), the British have outnumbered the Australians on home soil?

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 19):
Aye, it's amazing especially considering the history between Australia and England

Hmm?

QFF


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 20):
Hmm?

Wondered when you'd turn up  Wink

Anyway, perhaps the Australian fans will go for revenge, given the way some England fans dressed up as convicts during the last Ashes series.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 20):
Seriously though, am I mistaken in thinking that at a number of high profile sporting matches between our two countries (in Australia), the British have outnumbered the Australians on home soil?

"Outnumbered" might be going a bit far. That happened with one sporting event (or set of events) with the Lions tour, when Lions supporters definitely outnumbered the Australians. To be fair, on that occasion the greater number of Lions fans were Welsh, rather than English. By the time it got to the 3rd Test, the ARU were desperately rounding up as many home fans as they could, and were giving them Australia shirts and banners to try to turn the stadium from the sea of red it had been in the first two matches.

In the case of the rugby World Cup final, the English contingent probably made up about 40% of the stadium, which is fairly awesome in its own right. There were numerous stories of people flying down there any which way (including via New Zealand) just for the final, not getting a hotel and flying back the following morning. The english are just as sports mad as the Australians, and wandering down there in the middle of our winter has a certain obvious appeal to huge numbers of us.

In the case of cricket, England fans have outnumbered home support on a number of tours recently: Sir Lanka, the West Indies and South Africa spring to mind. Given the 90,000 capacity of venues like the MCG, I would doubt, even with an open sale, that England supporters would outnumber Australians - but it might be fairly even. It'll make for a stupendous atmosphere, that's for sure.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 20):
Hmm?

Sporting rivalry. England v Australia or Australia v England is a special occasion.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 22):
Sporting rivalry. England v Australia or Australia v England is a special occasion.

Ah yes. The aforementioned rivalry certainly gets my attention.

QFF


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14):
As for the tickets, as it's being played in Australia, it's only right that Australian fans get the vast majority of tickets. After all, you wouldnt expect Arsenal to have more fans than Man Utd at Old Trafford, would you?

i think if the England fans are willing to travel then they should have the same oppertunity to get tickets as australian fans! its not like they have to provide us with more tickets than them......just at the same time!

i mean come on.....the MCG hols over 100,000 people!


25 Post contains images Gkirk : The English being greedy, now why am I not surprised?
26 Post contains images Matt72033 : dont get me started on the scottish!!
27 Post contains images SA7700 : Not complaining mate. I will be in Sydney when the 5th test is played there. I thought it would make sense to get ticket info in advance, because as
28 Post contains images Banco : Question is: Who will you be supporting?
29 TSV : Not mentioning of course the scam uncovered in January where English fans (spearheaded as usual by the Barmy Army) have joined the WACC to qualify as
30 Matt72033 : i'm not entirely sure that thats actually a scam! i know when i get my Surrey ccc season ticket, i get reciprocal rights to some test grounds in aust
31 Post contains images Springbok747 : Ah..I see Kirkie is back...welcome back Any idea how much the tickets will be? On the subject of sports...anyone coming to MEL for the Grand Prix?
32 EGTESkyGod : Nice one! Shows a bit of initiative! I'm sure I read somewhere you'd left the building! Welcome back, are you also working at a chip shop in Peckham
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