Ricoh Arena set to host European Semi Final
EPCR today confirmed that the Ricoh Arena will host a European Semi-Final if Northampton Saints beat Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.
This would be the third time the Ricoh Arena has hosted a European knock-out game (Wasps v Northampton SF 2007 and Saracens v Munster SF 2008) in addition to hosting Olympic 2012 football, Davis Cup Tennis and World Snooker.
On the news, Wasps Deputy Chairman Nick Eastwood said “We are very pleased that the Ricoh Arena has been selected to host a European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final if our neighbours Northampton Saints overcome Clermont Auvergne this Saturday. This is yet another example of the Ricoh Arena being used to host major sporting events, confirming it as one of the best destinations for sport as well as business in the UK.
“But before then Wasps have a massive game ahead of us this Sunday against the reigning European Champions Toulon at Stade Felix Mayol. It really doesn’t get more much more exciting than this in European rugby.”