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Thomand Park tickets

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  • 26-11-2022 11:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭


    Hi all, hope I’m positing in the correct section! Thinking of getting the hubby and son (13) tickets for the Munster/Leinster game in Thomand Park on 26th December. Just wondering where would the best section to get them for? There are some side stand tickets available or would terrace be better? Thinking the stand might be better because of the weather but it will be the son’s first time going to a rugby match so would love the best experience for him! Any advice? Thanks 😊 (ps they are Munster fans!)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,235 ✭✭✭Boscoirl


    I would go stand. The terrace is good craic but you’d need to be in early to get a spot where he’d have a good view and not be obstructed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    Thanks, that’s true and I suppose his height would be an issue too, if someone tall stood in front of him he wouldn’t see anything!



  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    Thanks, that’s true and I suppose his height would be an issue too, if someone tall stood in front of him he wouldn’t see anything!



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭Red Silurian


    So first off it's Thomond Park, don't go looking for Thomand Park tickets as that stadium, to my knowledge, doesn't exist

    To answer your question the East and West Terraces have child friendly areas at the front so that would help the view, recommend getting in about 45 minutes pre-KO for a good spot there, you'll be much colder seated in the stand than you would be standing in the terrace. Also due to prevailing winds, East is generally colder and wetter than west but no less craic is had



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,053 ✭✭✭✭phog


    If the son is tall/ish I'd go with terrace tickets (West or East - avoid North or South). Terrace tickets are cheaper, closer to the action, easier move about if they want to meet up with friends, etc. When I have the option I generally try to avoid buying stand tickets, you have to sit where the ticket is for and you're view can be hindered by people passing in and out for beer/toilet trips, it takes from the enjoyment.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    Thanks! Interesting that stand would be colder than terrace, wouldn’t have thought it but I suppose thinking about it the terrace would have the shade of the stand and you are higher up in the stand?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,820 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond


    You're standing and far more likely to be moving around during game in terrace as well



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,053 ✭✭✭✭phog


    In a packed terrace you have less breeze hitting you directly compared to sitting in a stand.

    And as LO said in a terrace you can move about even when standing in almost the same position.


    If you haven't already guessed I'm a big fan of viewing a game from the terrace 😁



  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    Lol kinda guessed that alright 😆 . Well that’s great because all the stand ones seem to be gone now anyway so terrace it is! Thanks everyone. Off to try find accommodation now🙄🤦🏻‍♀️



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,704 ✭✭✭Deagol


    Definitely terrace for young 'uns. They can stand down the front and move around if they get a little fidgety. Definitely recommend west terrace as wind / rain more likely to be blowing into the east. For the Leinster match, recommend to be there 1 hour ahead of kick off to get the best spot down front and in the centre.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    Thanks again everyone, just wondering too is there a particular area that the Munster fans would head to or does it matter?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    I’m back again it seems only north and south terrace tickets are left, any recommendation of which of these to choose?



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,053 ✭✭✭✭phog


    Not ideal but I'd go South but they're kind of a mirror image of each other with zero cover so it's really up to you. There used to be a wheelchair section on the south terrace so it might be possible to stand behind that and have an unhindered view of the game.

    The benefit of viewing a game from behind the goals is you get to see the space and what teams are attacking and you're closer to the try line & goals that one team will be playing into.

    There was a time when a stile for entering the North terrace and the east terrace was the same and you could sneak into the east terrace once you got into the stadium, I'm not sure if that's an option nowadays but might be worth trying.



  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70



    Thanks, kicking myself now that I didn’t get the east or west. Thinking now it might be better to maybe get tickets for the game in January instead 🤔



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,053 ✭✭✭✭phog


    There are still some east terrace tickets available for next Sunday or as you say you could get them for the Saints game



  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    Thanks, it’s gonna be part of the Xmas pressies so hope to get some for after Christmas.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,053 ✭✭✭✭phog


    Can't go wrong with a Heineken Cup match especially against an English Team. Go for it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭eoh70


    I think I will, thanks so much for all the replies, much appreciated 😊



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,434 ✭✭✭finbarrk


    West Terrace is the best of the terraces. Usually a bit of shelter in the event of wind & rain.



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