Its certainly an easier sell to my non-RL mates, especially those who never made it to the Olympics. 6 tickets sold here coming from all over the country.
I think the novelty factor of the new stadium will mean it will sell out
Amazing and splendid response.
Makes you think though about my own friends and relatives and others - why do we wait until the funeral to express support?
without wishing to divert anything away from a wonderful gesture
I have to agree with that last sentence. obviously what normally happens is that we honour/thank/reward someone when they are gone and when it matters not a jot to them!
At my club we just thanked the 80 year old president for his service to the club. I'd glad we said thank you when he can appreciate it (hopefully for many more years) rather than unveiling a small memorial or something when he's gone (which we'll probably also do)