Updated: May 22, 2012
Ticket prices slashed for tonight's Sky TV speedway fixture

Sky TV will be broadcasting live coverage of a speedway fixture from the Oaktree Arena on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea tonight (Tuesday, may 22nd).

Somerset Rebels' first home league meeting of the season against Ipswich will be beamed live into millions of homes across the UK on Sky Sports.

The match will be the fourth successive year that the track has featured in a live Sky Sports broadcast and, as Somerset Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock (pictured right) explains, it reflects well not just on the club, but also on the Burnham-On-Sea area.

"We are extremely honoured to be featured live on Sky Sports once again. The team at Sky love coming here and, as a consequence, they are always most complementary about the region around the track as a whole, which can only be good in promoting Burnham and the like to a wider audience."

To encourage new spectators, admission prices for the night will be reduced to £10 for adults and concessions, while children will be admitted for just £1.

"We would really love to see the Oaktree Arena packed out with fans for the cameras, hence the decision to reduce our prices for this special occasion in order to show the arena at its best," Debbie told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"I would urge not just all Somerset fans to come along and take advantage of this special offer, but to anyone living in the area who may not have been to watch the action before to sample speedway at first hand for themselves!"

"Both Somerset and Ipswich have been tipped by the Speedway Star pundits to be the top two teams in the Premier League this year, so it has all the makings of a highly exciting meeting."

She added: "In reducing our prices we acknowledge the fact that our loyal season ticket holders 'lose out'. Whilst I know that they will appreciate that the club needs to do everything possible in order to promote the meeting and perhaps attract new fans to the Rebels camp, by way of a recompense all season ticket holders will receive a free programme on the night rather than paying the normal cover price."

Gates will open at 5.30pm and the live TV action begins at 7.30pm. For more details, call 01278 782216 or turn up on the night to buy tickets.


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