17 December 2004
With 18,000 tickets sold to date, NEC Harlequins Heineken Cup pool four game against Munster at Twickenham on Saturday 15th January is set to enter the record books for attracting the biggest attendance to a pool match in the tournaments history. The record currently stands at 23,463, which was set last season when Leinster played host to Cardiff at Lansdowne Road.
Since the match date and kick-off time of 1.00pm were confirmed earlier this week, the demand for tickets has risen dramatically and Quins are confident they can break the current record.
"This is tremendous news and fully justifies our decision to take the game to Twickenham, given the reduced capacity we will have the Stoop in the second half of this season," said Tony Copsey, NEC Harlequins Managing Director. "We've still got a month to go before the game takes place and I'm sure the public demand for tickets will increase over this period, so we are very hopefully that this match will enter the record books."
"We've so far had tremendous support from our Season Ticket holders, as well as our community and corporate fan base for this fixture, so everything is set for a great day out at the home of England rugby."
Tickets for this game can be purchased from Ticketmaster by calling 0870 902 0000 or online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
The game against Munster will be the second time this season Quins will play a club fixture at Twickenham, having faced London Irish in the London Double Header on the opening day of the new Zurich Premiership campaign back on Saturday 4th September.