The Wasps Rugby Club has reported that they are expecting a crowd of around 27000 spectators in the first game they play in home grounds on Sunday in Coventry. The Premiership team has finally announced that they are moving to the Ricoh Arena from High Wycombe in October.
The attendance of the people wanting to see the match is going to be a record according to the Wasps. Even though the move was controversial, many of the High Wycombe-based fans have commented that they understand the reason behind the move.
The club, in a statement said that this time the match will break any record of crowd attendance for the Aviva Premiership home game. There have been instances of higher crowd gathering than this but never on home grounds. London has seen the most number of spectators and the Wasps saw an instance at Twickenham.
The club said that at Adams Park, the average crowds they see are of around 5000 and so they are more than just happy to see a 27000. They hope that in four more days the number will only increase. The capacity of the Ricoh Arena is 32609.
Andy Goode said that the Wasps are absolutely ready for the opener match at Ricoh Arena. The club says that the sale of tickets that the Coventry saw was due to the rugby madness the people have in their blood or in their DNA.
The statement said that the Coventry Rugby Football Club has extremely rich heritage and over the years, they have enjoyed great success. They are also feeling overwhelmed by the support they got from the local community.
Till date there have been 23500 tickets sold in total and there are 3500 school children have been invited to the match to be played against London Irish. The chief executive of Wasps, Nick Eastwood says that the club is thrilled to have such a crowd.