Castleford Tigers have a tough task ahead of them in Round One as they host the Super League Champions Wigan Warriors at the Jungle.
The game will also make history as the first shown by BBC as part of their new TV deal with the sport.
Wigan laid down a marker against Hull FC in their last pre-season friendly winning 40-0. However, the Tigers also had joy in their pre-season friendly defeating Huddersfield Giants.
There is optimism at the Jungle with a younger squad with plenty of potential and plenty to show in attack as well.
Craig Lingard’s appointment as Head Coach is also exciting for the club. The Tigers’ fans are clearly also excited with less than 3,000 tickets remaining for their season opening meaning nearly 10,000 have been sold.
The club have also confirmed that they have nearly sold out all of their seating tickets for the game.
RFL announce ticketing partner amid Castleford Tigers and others’ success
Ahead of Round One, the likes of Castleford Tigers, Hull FC and others have sold huge amounts of tickets.
Amid all of this, Rugby League Commercial has continued its reimagining of Rugby League, in partnership with IMG, with the appointment of Tickets.com as the sport’s new Ticketing Provider for all major central events.
The partnership will improve the experience for ticket buyers, which has been a major priority since the formation of Rugby League Commercial in early 2023 under the realignment of Rugby League.
The new ticketing site is now live at Schedule | MyProVenue™ (tickets.com) – and has been designed to provide a better experience for fans purchasing central events tickets, with tickets for the 2024 Betfred Challenge Cup Finals, Magic Weekend and Betfred Super League Grand Final available to buy now.
Rhodri Jones, Managing Director of Rugby League Commercial, said: “We have been reviewing all areas of the sport’s commercial operation over the last year, in partnership with IMG, and we are excited by the possibilities of our new partnership with Tickets.com. As a company owned by Major League Baseball and also supplying NASCAR and the United Soccer League, they have an impressive track record of delivering league-wide ticketing.
“We want to make it as easy as possible to buy tickets for Rugby League matches, and this is an important step in that journey. As an organisation which stages major events in different venues – this year Wembley Stadium, Elland Road and Old Trafford are already on sale – flexibility is key, and while we will continue to offer paper tickets for those fans who prefer that method of delivery, we believe that many of our customers will appreciate the additional digital and mobile ticketing options that we will be able to offer through Tickets.com.”
Joe Choti, President and CEO of Tickets.com, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Rugby League Commercial, and we welcome them to the Tickets.com family. Our goal is to be more than just a ticketing provider to our clients and our new collaboration with Rugby League Commercial will help us to develop the future of ticketing technology for sports and entertainment. We look forward to bringing Rugby League fans across the UK to our powerful, reliable, and secure ticketing platform to deliver a paramount digital experience. Tickets.com is keen to grow our partnership and looks forward to playing a key role in the reimagining of Rugby League.”