More than 29,000 tickets already sold for Bath Christmas Cracker

Date: 12 Dec 2018


Wasps are heading for a near sell-out crowd for their Christmas Cracker Gallagher Premiership clash against Bath Rugby at Ricoh Arena, as they aim to draw the biggest ever home attendance in the Club’s history for a festive fixture.

More than 29,000 tickets have already been sold before the Black and Golds’ league match against their Premiership counterparts on Sunday 23 December (kick-off 3pm).

To date, the biggest crowd for a Wasps home Christmas match was the first game since the move to Ricoh Arena in 2014, as 28,254 watched the Black and Golds win 48-16 against London Irish.

The crowd for Wasps’ upcoming clash with Bath Rugby is set to eclipse big home attendances for previous festive fixtures against Gloucester Rugby last year (26,296), Bath Rugby in 2016 (26,292) and Saracens in 2015 (24,053).

And this year’s Christmas Cracker is set to top the charts as the most well-attended festive fixture at Ricoh Arena.

Stuart Cain, Managing Director at Wasps, is urging people to secure their tickets as soon as they can to cheer on Dai Young’s men who are looking to strengthen their grip on a top-four play-off spot in the Gallagher Premiership.

“We have seen a consistent level of high-demand for this fixture making this the biggest, must-see sporting event in Coventry and Warwickshire this Christmas,” Cain said.

“Coming to watch Wasps at Christmas is fast becoming a habit for many, such are the big crowds we have attracted in previous seasons. It is much more than just coming to watch a rugby match, it is a day out where families can make memories and enjoy themselves in our Wasps Nest Fan Village before and after the game.

“We still have a while to go until match day with limited availability on tickets, so the Club are urging fans to book theirs in advance to avoid any potential disappointment on the day.

“The match itself promises to be a cracker, as was our most recent meeting with Bath in October in a 35-35 draw at the Ricoh, and both sides will be looking to get an important win before Christmas as both aim to make the league play-offs.”

The Wasps Nest Fan Village, situated inside Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena, is open from 12pm until 2.30pm, where there will be free mulled wine and mince pies for the first 200 fans through the Wasps Nest Fan Village doors.

The Wasps Nest Fan Village will also feature a fun fair, reindeer, giant inflatable snow globe, carol singers, and house band Wired.

Tickets for Wasps versus Bath Rugby on Sunday 23 December are available by clicking the button below: