A few thousand tickets remain on public sale for the Championship opener against Italy on Saturday 1st February, but this game is also on course to reach a bumper audience as supporters flock to Cardiff for new head coach Wayne Pivac’s debut season at the helm.
Sold-out signs went up for the potentially climactic final round contest with Scotland, also in the Welsh capital (on 14th March), before Christmas and Wales are now hoping to complete a hat-trick of sell-outs as expectations reach fever pitch for the Grand Slam title defence in 2020.
Remaining tickets to watch the reigning European Champions, and Rugby World Cup semi-finalists, host the Azzurri next month are priced at £20 for U16s, £60* and £65 for adults, with just a few weeks of sale time remaining.
The last time Wales faced the Scots, Italians and Les Blues at home following a Rugby World Cup was the 2016 Six Nations, when all three matches sold-out before a ball was kicked, but an even better tournament run and the Grand Slam and Pivac-factors have spurred supporters on in equal numbers so far for 2020.
Pivac is due to announce his debut Wales Six Nations squad next week, with conjecture and speculation rife about, not only its make-up, but also tactics and style of play after 12 years of Warren Gatland at the helm.
In Pivac’s first game in charge he led Wales to victory against a Gatland-led Barbarians side in December, but that game was uncapped and seen as a chance for the new boss to assess his options ahead of the 2020 Six Nations campaign.
Tickets for the 73,931 capacity Principality Stadium are available for the Italy game now from a Welsh rugby club near you, online at www.wru.wales/tickets or in person at the WRU ticket office, where maximum purchase limits apply.
Principality Stadium Official Hospitality Packages are available for all matches from 02920 822309 or visit www.wru.wales/hospitality, with limited availability in The Players’ Lounge for Italy.
The WRU’s offsite hospitality partner Events International also has availability www.eventsinternational.co.uk and official travel packages can be purchased from the WRU’s official travel supplier, Gullivers Sports Travel by visiting www.gulliverstravel.co.uk and some member clubs may also still have tickets.
The WRU strongly advises all supporters to make sure they always ‘buy official’, only tickets bought from official sources (member clubs, official partners or the WRU direct) are guaranteed by the WRU – with tickets sold via unlicensed operators often cancelled and entrance regularly and regretfully refused on void tickets.
Wales v Italy, Guinness Six Nations Championship, Saturday 1st February 2020, Principality Stadium, Kick-off 2.15pm – Tickets are still available in limited numbers at £20 U16s, £60* and £65
(tickets have sold-out in the £75, £50 and £30 categories).
Wales v France, Guinness Six Nations Championship, Saturday 22nd February 2020, Principality Stadium, Kick-off 4.45pm – SOLD-OUT
Wales v Scotland, Guinness Six Nations Championship, Saturday 14th March 2020, Principality Stadium, Kick-off 2.15pm – SOLD-OUT
*£60 category includes seats in the ‘Alcohol Free Zone’