The RFL is delighted to announce that the Carnegie Challenge Cup final between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves is a sell out with the last remaining tickets for the Wembley showpiece final being sold earlier today.
Demand for tickets has been incredible since the Rhinos and the Wolves booked their places in Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition. The match, on Saturday August 28, will be the first sell out since the Challenge Cup returned to Wembley in 2007.
“Tickets sales have been at unprecedented levels,” said RFL Marketing Manager Phil Williams.
“The match has really captured the public’s imagination with many in the game expecting an all-time classic final between two of Rugby League’s form teams.
“Both clubs have tremendous support and that has been endorsed with them selling out their ticket allocations in a matter of days after their respective semi-final successes. We now hope that the Club Wembley members that receive tickets from Wembley will turn out in force and be part of this great sporting occasion. We have worked closely with Wembley, throughout the past year, developing a number of initiatives to encourage Club Wembley members to attend the match.”
In a recent survey, developed by leading UK Sports researcher SportsWise, the Carnegie Challenge Cup final came out on top as the best major sports event to attend – beating off competition from other major sporting finals.
“It is very satisfying that the Carnegie Challenge Cup final is seen as one of the ‘must watch’ events in the British sporting calendar,” added Williams.
“There is always something special about a Challenge Cup final at a full Wembley. It evokes so many abiding memories. There is no doubt that Leeds and Warrington will throw up a match that will add to those great occasions of the past.”