Today marks an important milestone in the development of Christchurch Stadium with Season Tickets for all Crusader and Canterbury Rugby matches in 2012 going on sale to the public.

“This is another step closer to playing back in front of our Christchurch fans and we are really excited to be able to go on sale with our Season Ticket offer”, said CEO Hamish Riach.

The stadium is on track to be completed for the Crusaders to play their first game in Christchurch against the Cheetahs on the 24th March.

“The stadium development has been progressing well and we are all looking forward to our first match there on the 24th of March. This will be the first Crusaders game to be held in Christchurch since May 2010 and the team can’t wait to be in front of their home crowd again” said Riach.

Season Ticket prices start at $162.50 for all 7 Crusaders matches and 5 Canterbury home games.

Purchasing a season ticket will also give you the right to buy a ticket for the All Blacks Test Match against Ireland on Saturday 16th June 2012

There are options to pay weekly and there is also the option to purchase a ‘Take a Kid to Footy’ season ticket for those with families.

There is limited capacity at the new stadium so people are encouraged to get their application form in as soon as possible in order not to miss out.

There are four ways you can obtain your application form:

-          online at www.crusaders.co.nz (from midday today)

-           phone (03) 3798300 for a form to be mailed to you,

-           contact seasontickets@crfu.co.nz

-           come into our offices at 5 Durham St, Christchurch