Plenty of tickets still available for season opener

Plenty of tickets are still available for the tonight's opening game of the Telstra Premiership between the Panthers and the Knights at Penrith Stadium.

"There have been a number of media reports this morning that the same is sold out - but that is not true," Panthers marketing manager Max Cowan said this morning.

"All reserved grandstand seating has been sold - but at nine o'clock this morning there were still about 12,000 general admission tickets available."

General admission areas include the terraces, where seats cannot be reserved.

"There will be thousands of general admission tickets still available at the gates when they open at 3.30 this afternoon."

Mr Cowan said this was not unusual for Penrith. "Most of our fans prefer to buy their tickets on the day.

"We are expecting a very good crowd."