Final opportunity to buy Ryder Cup practice tickets and VIP packages

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The ‘sold out’ signs have been posted for all ground admission tickets for The 2010 Ryder Cup, but golf fans have one final opportunity to experience the superb atmosphere of the biennial contest at The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales from October 1-3.

Six-day VIP package for the International Pavilion are still available along with tickets for the three official practice days, Tuesday September 28, Wednesday September 29 and Thursday September 30. 

International Pavilion and Practice Day tickets are now being sold on a first come first served basis and are available from www.seetickets.co.uk/rydercup. The International Pavilion packages, sold through Ryder Cup Travel Services (www.rcts.co.uk), are priced at £950 for the six days from September 28 to October 3.

Practice Day tickets for Tuesday September 28 and Wednesday September 29 are priced at £30 for adults and £15 for concessions. On Thursday September 30, the prices are £40 and £20 respectively.

These Practice Day tickets represent the final opportunity to be part of the build up as Europe and the United States prepare for the opening tee shot on the morning of Friday, October 1. All general public match day and season ticket were sold through two heavily over-subscribed random ballots and those allocations have now been made and are being processed.

As well as having the opportunity to watch the best players from Europe and the United States make their final preparations for the match days themselves, there are also numerous other activities for spectators to enjoy on the Practice Days.

On Thursday September 30, for example, the European and American players who will have contested the Junior Ryder Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland on the Monday and Tuesday of Ryder Cup week will play an exhibition match at The Celtic Manor Resort, beginning at 11.30am.

In addition, throughout all the Practice Days, spectators will have a myriad of attractions to savour in the vast Tented Village including; the Merchandise Pavilion, the PGA Interactive Golf Zone, a Memorabilia Area where you can stroll through the entire history of The Ryder Cup; a First Tee Mock-Up where you can pose for a souvenir picture; and of course a bountiful selection of food and drink outlets.

Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup Director, said: “Although all the match day and season tickets are sold out, we still have a limited number of packages for the International Pavilion available through Ryder Cup Travel Services along with a limited numbers of Practice Day tickets, which allow golf fans the chance to experience the special atmosphere of a Ryder Cup build-up.”

Additionally, for lovers of sport and music, there will be a unique opportunity to experience both sides of the entertainment industry by purchasing a Practice Day ticket combined with a highly sought after pass to attend ‘Welcome to Wales’, the celebration concert held at Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium on the evening of Wednesday September 29 to mark the start of The 2010 Ryder Cup.

Tickets for this event range in price from £15-£60 and are available from www.seetickets.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. They offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the distinct flavour of a Ryder Cup build-up with the chance to see internationally famous Welsh soprano, Katherine Jenkins perform at the Millennium Stadium along with fellow Welsh singing stars Only Men Aloud, the celebrated vocal male choir who shot to national fame as winners of the BBC Television show ‘Last Choir Standing’. Additionally, the concert will be opened by Hollywood superstar Catherine Zeta Jones CBE who will return to her native Wales to take part in the celebrations.

“We are delighted to offer a ticket to attend ‘Welcome to Wales’,” said Richard Hills. “It promises to combine a day at the golf watching the world’s leading players with the chance to enjoy a superb evening of entertainment with some of the world’s leading singers and musicians.”