OVER 17,000 spectators looks set to watch Wasps’ first ever match at the Ricoh Arena when the rugby union side host London Irish in the Aviva Premiership.
Wasps will more than double its record crowd so far this season and when they take to the field at their new home in Coventry on December 21.
Thousands of tickets of been handed out to local schools and rugby clubs as part of their relocation to the city.
The Sky Blues have averaged around 8,000 for home matches since returning to the Ricoh at the beginning of September but Wasps look set to more that double that attendance.
“As someone who grew up in Coventry, the prospect of playing in front of a packed Ricoh Arena for our first game is massively exciting – this is a childhood dream come true.” said Wasps fly-half Andy Goode, who started playing rugby at the age of five at Barkers’ Butts RFC.
“We’ve still got two important games before we play there, but there’s a real buzz around the squad and we just can’t wait to get out there on December 21st and put on a show.
“We hope Wasps supporters turn up the volume and create a match day atmosphere that will live long in the memory.”
Tickets for Wasps’ first match are available from just £15. Entrance for under tens is free if accompanied by a paying adult and Coventry Passport for Leisure and Learning cardholders can purchase tickets for just £8.
For more information for to buy tickets for the London Irish clash visit wasps.co.uk or by call 0844 847 1867.