Super League gets underway in less than five weeks but plenty of Hull KR fans seem set to miss out following a limited allocation of tickets for their derby clash at Hull FC.
Of course the game will be televised, as all Super League games will be on Sky Sports this season, but for match-going fans it’s a major problem after changes to how tickets can be acquired and how many have been allocated.
Last seasons’ derby on Good Friday saw Hull KR run rampant on the pitch as they put Tony Smith’s side to the sword with a 40-0 victory, however unsavoury scenes in the crowd between fans somewhat spoiled the occasion.
Because of those issues from the 1% it’s been confirmed that Hull FC will out on extra security and police whilst also segregating fans, meaning Hull KR’s allocation has been capped at 3,750.
That was confirmed in a statement by Hull KR: “Hull KR will receive an allocation of 3,750 tickets across North Stand blocks 2 to 7, and East Stand blocks 1 – 3. Supporters are reminded that there is fixed segregation within the concourse between North and East Stand. Additionally, new segregation has been installed at the MKM Stadium which will split the North Stand into two blocks.
“Following a number of behaviour issues between supporters at the Good Friday tie last year, the club will receive NO further ticket allocations. No tickets will be issued to Hull KR supporters in the West Upper. Tickets for this area will only be available via Hull FC to supporters with a purchase history via Hull FC’s ticketing platform within the last three years.”
The key point within that statement is where it outlines that no further tickets will be allocated, the Robins’ fans being among the best to travel for the big occasions as seen when they took a huge presence to Headingley for the Challenge Cup semi-final clash.
That game saw Rovers handed multiple reallocations of tickets given the incredible demand so for just 3,750 to be able to witness the local derby is a major shame.
Restrictions to buy from the Hull FC website have also been put in place, to try and ensure fans do remain segregated, with those purchasing from the FC site having to have bought a ticket on that site in the past three years.
Not only does that punish any Hull KR fans, it possibly punishes potential new fans who want to experience the opening night of Super League to try and get into the sport.
Hull KR have since confirmed that a huge number of enquiries have been made by fans about how and when they can purchase tickets, those tickets going on sale to members first on Monday morning.
The club have also confirmed that they don’t expect any tickets to make it to general sale, hence they’re urging fans to become members.
Posting on X they shared information on the matter: “The club are receiving a high volume of requests regarding the Hull Derby and are processing queries as quickly as possible.
“All of the FAQ’s are answered in the below article so please read this thoroughly before contacting the club.”
That article is linked here if fans need any information on ticketing.
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