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Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:49 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:56 pm

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.

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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:01 pm

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!
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:04 pm

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
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:08 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:12 pm

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!!
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:14 pm

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!
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:05 am

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:26 am

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!
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:31 am

Given the choice of watching cricket or spending all day at SYD I know which one I'd pick!  Wink
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:29 am

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:15 pm

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)
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:44 pm

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
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:46 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:58 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:58 pm

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.

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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:23 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:02 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:11 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:30 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:52 pm

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?

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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:11 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:18 pm

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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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:48 pm

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.

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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:55 am

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!
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:15 am

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 24):
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!

The English being greedy, now why am I not surprised?  Yeah sure  Wink
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 25):
The English being greedy, now why am I not surprised?

dont get me started on the scottish!!  Wink
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:59 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 10):
Ok, makes some sense. But why is the thread started complaining about the 5th match?

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 soon as the sales open, thoses babies are going to fly.  Smile


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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 27):
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 soon as the sales open, thoses babies are going to fly.

Question is: Who will you be supporting?  Wink
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:23 am

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 16):
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



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.

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 "Australian" and obtain preferential issue of tickets.
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:01 pm

Quoting TSV (Reply 29):
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 "Australian" and obtain preferential issue of tickets.

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 australia.....i'm not sure, but it may be possible to get test tickets through this!

anyway, why shouldnt brits join? is there a law saying you have to be australian?
 
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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:25 pm

Ah..I see Kirkie is back...welcome back  Wink

Any idea how much the tickets will be?

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RE: Ashes Tickets - England Vs Australia In Sydney

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:04 pm

Quoting TSV (Reply 29):
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 "Australian" and obtain preferential issue of tickets.

Nice one! Shows a bit of initiative!

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