European rugby champions La Rochelle are releasing 'shared subscription' season tickets to enable more fans on their season ticket waiting list to watch them regularly during 2023-24.
Stade Rochelais, who have won back-to-back European Rugby Champions Cup titles, have made 500 shared subscription season tickets available after seeing a surge in interest following their success.
Some 99.5% of their existing 10,000 general public subscribers have renewed ahead of the new season, with just 50 places for new subscribers.
With an “unprecedented” 7,200 people now on the waiting list, the club has launched the shared subscriptions, which means fans will be able to attend seven of the 14 home games. Some 500 places will be removed from the allocation usually left for single tickets, meaning 1,000 fans can now secure their places at half the games. These packs of games – balanced depending on the opposition – will be offered for sale from Friday evening, in priority to the 1,200 fans who have been on the waiting list for longest.
Meanwhile, the 50 classic subscription places available will be allocated to the 50 fans who bought the most single game tickets last season. These fans will be notified today (August 2) and have until Friday to take up the offer.
From October, the club’s 16,000-capacity Marcel-Deflandre stadium will be expanded by the addition of 700 seats. It has been decided that these seats will be offered on a match-by-match basis.