Fiji rugby union club Fijian Drua has partnered with New Zealand ticketing company Flicket, allowing fans to purchase tickets through mobiles devices and the club’s website.
In a first for Fiji, the new ticketing system will enable fans to purchase reserved platinum or gold seats at Churchill Park and HFC Bank Stadium. Fans can also buy season memberships and even hospitality through the Drua website.
Drua has also increased its distribution for the sale of physical tickets, with fans now able to purchase tickets from lifestyle outlet 17 Jacks of Fiji, across the country, as well as through the Fiji Sports Council and Lautoka City Council.
Fiji Drua chief executive Mark Evans said: “They were extremely eager to help us introduce Fiji’s first digital ticketing system for Suva and Lautoka. We are thrilled that fans will now simply head to our website, choose seats and zones that they want, and complete the purchase using M-Paisa, a credit card, or a debit card.
“We’ve been working on this ticketing solution for a while now, with the objective of making it as easy as possible for our fans to get access to seats of their choice. And we’re delighted to welcome to our Drua vuvale Flicket, who have worked hard with our team to make this happen. Like us, Flicket is young, innovative, flexible.”
Evans added: “This saves fans the hassle of what they had to experience in the past. Previously, fans had to wait for ticket books to be released at different locations, spend time to line up, and pay for a physical ticket. There was no way to reserving your seat previously, nor did they have the ability to buy tickets for more than one match at a time. All that changes now with our Drua-Flicket ticket system.”
Ben Calvert, Flicket CEO, said: “The team at Flicket is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Fijian Drua, Fiji Sports Council and Lautoka City Council in this historic partnership. Being the first company in the world to offer a truly digital ticketing solution in Fiji, a nation of avid rugby fans, is an honour and something our entire team is looking forward to delivering.
“It is great to be providing a custom payment solution thanks to the work that has taken place with Vodafone’s M-Paisa, while still providing practical solutions via the Jacks of Fiji network to ensure tickets are accessible to all.”