Leinster v Wasps: Tickets Selling Fast – 35,000 Now Sold
February 22, 2017 8:49 am Marcus Ó Buachalla
By the end of day one of the public sale, over 25,000 tickets had been sold and this strong trend has continued this week with another 10,000 tickets sold this week.
With Leinster topping Pool 4 and currently riding high in the Guinness PRO12, it promises to be an intriguing encounter and there is a bit of recent history between both clubs to add extra spice to the knock-out encounter in the Aviva Stadium.
Of course Wasps were in Leinster’s Champions Cup pool last season and left the RDS and the Ricoh Arena with well deserved wins.
They also played the season before last with Leinster edging a nervy affair in the RDS by 25-20 and drawing the final game of the Champions Cup pool stages in the Ricoh Arena.
Having reached the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup and the Aviva Premiership last season, Wasps have been equally impressive this season and topped their Champions Cup pool ahead of Toulouse and Connacht Rugby and are currently on top of the Aviva Premiership with five points to spare over reigning champions Saracens.
They boast former Leinster Rugby stars Jimmy Gopperth, Marty Moore and Brendan Macken in their ranks and other internationals such as Danny Cipriani, Kurtley Beale, Elliot Daly, James Haskell and Nathan Hughes.
The Quarter-Final fixture, which will take place in the Aviva Stadium on 1st April at 3.15pm, is the first Leinster home Quarter-Final since they hosted Bath Rugby in 2015. A game they won 18-15 in front of 43,958 supporters in the Aviva Stadium.
After qualifying for the Quarter-Final on April 1st, Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen addressed the important role that a home draw plays in the team performance and the ultimate goal for the club.
“Qualifying for a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup is something that this club always strives for,” Cullen said.
“Securing a home quarter-final is also a massive reward for our supporters who have been magnificent, both home and away over the six rounds.
“I am delighted for them that they have another European game at home to get behind the team. We have needed them at every stage so far and will need them again on the first weekend in April. These Champions Cup quarter-final games often come down to the smallest of margins on the day.
“Reaching the last eight is fantastic but it is just another step towards the club’s goal of replicating Toulouse’s achievement of winning four European titles. It’s a challenge that we are all looking forward to hugely.”
Tickets for the Champions Cup last-eight match are available to purchase from Ticketmaster, with prices starting from €25 for adults and €10 for under-18s.
Leinster Season Ticket holders were the first to get their hands on tickets for the big match with an exclusive pre-sale which began three weeks ago.