Broncos fans kick ticket sales goals as stars jet into city

MEET STARS: Broncos’ great Allan “Alfie” Langer will be among the stars in Gladstone.
MEET STARS: Broncos’ great Allan “Alfie” Langer will be among the stars in Gladstone. Claudia Baxter Nicholas Falconer

GLADSTONE is a heartland of diehard Brisbane Broncos fans if an annual event's ticket sales are any indication.

The Brisbane Broncos regional dinner series has sold out for the past two years and ticket sales for this year's event are likely to go the same way.

Thursday's event at the Harvey Road Tavern will be headlined by fan favourite Jharal Yow Yeh and feature former league legends Wendell Sailor and Allan "Alfie" Langer.

Brisbane Broncos events and sales executive Katie Bowles said on Tuesday there were only 20 tickets left.

"Gladstone has been the strongest audience for these types of events," she said.

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Ms Bowles explained that the dinners, presented by Hyandai, were a unique opportunity to engage with current and former Broncos players.

"You've got that one-on-one interaction with the talent," Ms Bowles said.

Lucky attendees will have the chance to go up against Sailor and Langer in a Broncos and rugby league trivia game.

Money raised from a raffle during the evening will be donated to Gladstone Junior Rugby League.

The Gladstone event is the first of a 2014 dinner series aimed to reach out to the Broncos regional fan base.

"It's about sharing the love with Broncos supporters," Ms Bowles said.

DETAILS

  • 6pm Thursday at Harvey Road Tavern
  • Three-course dinner and beverages package plus live entertainment and meet and greet with visiting Broncos players and staff
  • Cost: $135, Broncos non-members (incudes Broncos Regional Membership package); $99, Broncos members
  • Ticket sales close at midday on Wednesday. Book now at broncos.com.au/gladstone or call (07) 3858 9114


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