Wasps on course to smash ticket record as it limbers up for Christmas clash against Bath

Wasps’ Christmas Cracker clash with Bath Rugby this Sunday has smashed the record for the highest gate receipts that the club has taken for a match in its history.

More than 30,000 tickets having already been sold for the Gallagher Premiership match.

The game is set to be the most well-attended Wasps Christmas match since moving to Ricoh Arena in 2014, as 28,254 watched the Black and Golds win 48-16 against London Irish that year.

Wasps said this Sunday’s battle could “even well surpass” the record attendance of 32,019, which was set when the club played Leicester Tigers in May 2015.

Wasps chief executive Nick Eastwood is hoping for a sellout and is urging the people of Coventry and Warwickshire to help the club break the attendance record at Ricoh Arena.

“Our Christmas Cracker matches have been so special in the past that a lot of people see it as the event not to miss at Christmas,” he said.

“While it’s a massive rugby game and a huge sporting occasion, there’s so much more to the day which is seeing people of all ages signing up to be part of what promises to be a memorable day for the whole family. Over 30 per cent of those buying tickets are new buyers.

“It’s been a tremendous effort by all involved at the Ricoh to be able to drive so much interest and engagement in the Christmas Cracker and it’s fast becoming one of the biggest events in the Coventry & Warwickshire calendar.

“We’d like to thank the continued, fantastic support of the people of Coventry and Warwickshire and hopefully more from around the community will sign up in the next few days to be part of what could hopefully be a record attendance.”

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