British & Irish Lions ticket allocation exhausted

Tue, Apr 2, 2024, 9:00 PM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
All three British & Irish Lions Tests against the Wallabies have had their first allocation of tickets exhausted. Photo: Getty Images
All three British & Irish Lions Tests against the Wallabies have had their first allocation of tickets exhausted. Photo: Getty Images

Melbourne has joined Brisbane and Sydney in exhausting the first ticket allocations to next year’s Wallabies Tests against the British & Irish Lions.

Brisbane and Sydney’s allocation were snapped up within hours of going on sale, while the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, which has the greatest capacity of the three Tests at just over 100,000, was also exhausted this morning.

Current sales show the tour is on track to have the highest ever combined total crowd attendance for a British & Irish Lions Tour in Australia, with hospitality and travel packages still available.

Wallaby First Lions Edition members can also still access tickets, and a second ticket allocation for the general public is expected to be to be made available to the public in late 2024.

Ticket allocations for the Tour matches scheduled in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne are selling quickly and are still available via https://lionsseries2025.rugby/tickets.

The largest and most prestigious Rugby Tour in the world, the Lions will play nine matches over six weeks, with an anticipated 40,000 international visitors to visit Australian shores, delivering strong economic outcomes for all the participating cities, states, and territories.

The Lions Tour will be the first of the major Rugby events to visit Australia as part of the sport’s ‘golden decade’, with the tour to be followed by the 2027 Rugby World Cup for men, the 2029 Rugby World Cup for women, and Rugby Sevens at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics, all hosted in Australia.

Tickets to the Wallabies 2024 Home Tests will go on sale on May 1 via https://wallabies.rugby/tickets.

Rugby Australia CEO Phil Waugh said: “It’s incredibly pleasing to see the strong demand for what’s going to be an amazing six weeks next year with the British and Irish Lions down under.”

“A Lions Tour is on the bucket list not just for rugby supporters but for any serious sports fan and I’d encourage anyone who missed out on a Test Match ticket in the first release to look into the packages that are still available or to get along to one of the Tour matches.

“Throw in the six home Tests this year against high quality opposition and there’s plenty for Australian rugby supporters to get excited about.”

The 2025 British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia

Saturday 28 June: Lions vs Western Force, Optus Stadium, Perth

Wednesday 2 July: Lions vs Queensland Reds, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday 5 July: Lions vs New South Wales Waratahs, Allianz Stadium, Sydney

Wednesday 9 July: Lions vs ACT Brumbies, GIO Stadium, Canberra

Saturday 12 July: Lions vs Invitational AU & NZ XV, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Saturday 19 July: Lions v Wallabies (First Test), Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Tuesday 22 July: Lions v Melbourne Rebels, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Saturday 26 July: Lions v Wallabies (Second Test), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Saturday 2 August: Lions v Wallabies (Third Test), Accor Stadium, Sydney

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