Rugby League fans can secure the best seats at Telstra Stadium for the Opening Round Double Header on March 13 when tickets went on sale today from 9.00am.
The Double Header will be one of the highlights of the NRL Telstra Premiership opening round and will feature Cougar World Sevens champions, the Wests Tigers against the Sharks at 5.30pm followed by the Bulldogs taking on arch rivals, the Eels, at 7.30pm.
Wests Tigers have secured several top flight players during the off season including Scott Sattler who made a spectacular cover tackle when Penrith won the NRL 2004 Telstra Premiership Grand Final against the Roosters at Telstra Stadium last October.
The Sharks with new coach Stuart Raper and star signing, Nigel Vagana, will be one team to watch when they take on the Wests Tigers, who triumphed when winning the Cougar Bourbon World Sevens at the weekend.
The Bulldogs, with the likes of Braith Anasta, Willie Mason and Steve Price on deck, will be laden with skill and power while the Eels are aiming to commence the 2004 season with a bang after failing to reach expectations last year.
Tickets prices are;
Category 1: $45 for Adults; $30 child/concessions; $120 Family (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children)
Category 2: $20 for Adults; $15 child/concessions; $55 Family (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children)
Telstra Stadium Chief Executive Mr Ken Edwards said the Opening Round Double Header was the first of two Double Headers to be played at Telstra Stadium during 2004.
"The NRL Double Headers are now part of rugby league tradition and there is no better way to showcase the season ahead than kick off the season with a double match spectacular in round one," said Mr Edwards.
"Once again Telstra Stadium has worked closely with the NRL and the four participating clubs to ensure that dedicated supporter areas for the Eels, Sharks, Wests Tigers and Bulldogs are available to fans, including alcohol free zones," he added.