Wasps set for bumper Coventry crowd

Date published: December 10 2014

Wasps are set to record the biggest Premiership home crowd of the season in their first game at the Ricoh Arena against London Irish.

The club have already sold 22,700 tickets for the game in Coventry, which will mark the start of a new era in the midlands.

The controversial move to Coventry was announced in October, and the first match at the 32,609-seater stadium will take place on Sunday 21st against the Exiles.

This season’s record attendance for a home ground fixture is 22,639 by Leicester, while the Tigers also have the highest all-time home ground attendance of 24,000.

“Professional rugby players want to play in front of big crowds, so it’s massively exciting to see that the game has sold so many tickets,” said Wasps captain James Haskell.

“The match is just around the corner now and the squad are buzzing about the prospect of playing in front of a packed Ricoh. It should be some atmosphere in 11 days time.”