Packed Ricoh Arena expected for Gloucester Christmas cracker

Date: 19 Dec 2017

With ticket sales now past the 26,000 mark, supporters are encouraged to purchase as soon as possible for Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash with Gloucester (3pm kick off).

Head of ticketing Scott Paul has also issued a few reminders to fans of both clubs in the run-up to what promises to be a memorable occasion both on and off the field.

"Our last posting day for Gloucester tickets is tomorrow, Wednesday December 20," he said.

"Alternatively, fans can pop in to the ticket office at the Ricoh in person - we're open between 9am and 6pm all week and from 10am on Saturday.

"It's also possible to purchase online using the print-at-home option. Tickets are then delivered directly to your inbox as a PDF, and just need printing off.

"We are expecting to be extremely busy on match day, so we are really encouraging fans to purchase and collect prior beforehand if possible.

"We'll obviously have a full team working, but despite this the more tickets that are collected beforehand the better, to reduce the chances of anyone missing kick-off because they're queuing up."

The crowd for the Christmas weekend clash between the Premiership's third and fifth-placed teams has already eclipsed the biggest gate seen at the Ricoh this season, when 22,148 watched Dai Young's team beat Leicester in a thrilling finish.

The West Stand is sold out, a few seats remain in the East Stand and availability is limited in the North Stand.

The South Stand is also selling well, with only a handful of £20 tickets left.



In addition to the high octane rugby on the pitch, there will be a Festive Fan Village in the Ericsson Indoor Arena, featuring reindeer, festive food and a snow play area for kids, as well as a fireworks display for the whole family to enjoy after the game.

In addition to the normal live band, bars and Wasps Interactive Zone, supporters will be entertained by Christmas carol singers, while keeping warm inside the Wasps Nest Fan Village. 

Gloucester have made a barnstorming start to the season, and currently lie second in the Aviva Premiership table. A win for Wasps, could see them leap-frog Gloucester into the top four.

Wasps have won their last four Aviva Premiership matches, and roared on by a packed Ricoh Arena, hope to extend this impressive run against Johan Ackermann's visitors.