Feb 28, 2017
Saracens gearing up for busy Spring period - Harvey
Saracens will be heading into a bumper Spring period and the club’s Chief Executive Heath Harvey has issued out a battle-cry ahead of four huge games for the north London outfit.
Throughout March and April, Saracens will host an Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final against Leicester (Saturday 11th March) and a huge European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final against Glasgow Warriors (Sunday 2nd April) with the Men in Black’s Barnet home of Allianz Park attendance being temporarily being increased for the clash against the in-form Scots.
In domestic matters in the Aviva Premiership, Saracens host Bath Rugby on Mother’s Day (Sunday 26th March) at Allianz Park before decamping to Wembley Stadium for a Derby Day clash against London rivals Harlequins (Saturday 8th April), with 50,000 tickets having already been sold for the game.
“Our fans have been superb throughout the season,” said Harvey, “we’ll need them once again in what is shaping up to be a very busy Spring period. Allianz Park has been packed to the rafters this season, the atmosphere within the ground has been electric and I’d like to thanks our fans for pitching up week-in, week-out and supporting the team in such an impassioned way. We appreciate that a lot of effort and expense goes into to following the team and I’d like to say a big thank you to all the fans for their support.
“In March and April, we have some huge fixtures with knock-out games against Leicester Tigers and Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park and our annual pilgrimage to Wembley Stadium all fast approaching. We hope that our fans can continue to throw their weight behind the team and roar them on as we really need their backing in a crucial part of the season.
“Our first focus is getting as many fans to our Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final a week on Saturday. We’ve all revelled in witnessing some of our most exciting young players step up to the mark in this competition and they deserve to have a big crowd there on a huge day of rugby, with the England vs Scotland game also being screened on the day. Tickets are only £15 per adult, with concessions at £10 which we believe is great value for a semi-final game.
“The Glasgow quarter-final will be the biggest home game Allianz Park has ever hosted and we’ve already shifted over 11,000 tickets for the game. Glasgow will be in fine voice at the game so we need as many Sarries fans there to drown out the Warriors support. We’ve doubled the amount of Shuttle Buses from our stations at Mill Hill East, Mill Hill Broadway and Edgware as we’re expecting a bumper Saracens crowd and once again, if any Saracens fans haven’t secured their ticket then please get in touch as soon as possible to reserve your seat so as not to miss out. After the quarter-final we’re straight into our annual Wembley game, a fixture that is always one we look forward to. Once again, it’s looking to be another big day out at the National Stadium, with over 50,000 tickets sold for the game we’re hopeful for another huge crowd.”
Harvey added: “I’d also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the Saracens staff who continue to work tirelessly throughout a very busy period for the club. With the West Stand development now in planning and with some huge games coming up it’s very exciting times to be a Saracen - we’re all looking forward to making more special memories together.”