Season Ticket Packages – Fixtures Clarification
As the Season Ticket Package renewal window is now open, we would like to let you know that the club will be expressing a preference for Saturday home games for the 2015/16 season.
However, as is always the case, TV scheduling and potential clashes with other events will mean that some games will be on Sundays.
The club’s preference to elect Saturday for home fixtures next season is in order to give the team the best chance of success on the field, as it’s less likely to result in a five or six day turnaround, given most teams opt to play on Saturdays.
There is also a strong case for Saturday games as it helps to free up Sundays for supporters involved in minis rugby and enables fans to enjoy the match day experience fully, without having to rush home for work or school on Monday.
Saturday games would be subject to a number of factors, including football fixtures, which are released prior to rugby fixtures and rugby fixtures would fit around these dates.
TV picks would also mean kick-off times might change and a Sunday slot could be allocated, particularly in Europe, or very rarely a Friday slot if Coventry City weren't playing on Saturday.
The club will work with the RFU and Premiership Rugby to, where possible, minimise the risk of Wasps’ home games clashing with Coventry RFC.
Wasps have already informed Coventry RFC of the intention to play on Saturdays and both clubs are keen to work together to try to avoid clashes where possible.
The final fixture list for every club in the Aviva Premiership is determined by Premiership Rugby, who will have already taken into account ground availability and police and local authority advice.
We appreciate we can’t please everyone - some supporters will prefer Saturdays for home games, while others will prefer Sundays, but we very much hope we will see you at the Ricoh Arena supporting Wasps, as we aim to continue our rise up the Aviva Premiership table next season.
Thank you for supporting Wasps.