Huge demand for Easter derbies

Wigan Warriors are pleased to report that over 17,500 tickets have already been sold for their huge Good Friday clash against St Helens, and very few tickets remain in both the South and North Stands.

In 2005, a Super League record crowd of 25,004 watched the corresponding game, and with such strong sales two weeks before the game club officials are hopeful of another huge crowd.

Warriors Marketing Director Simon Collinson said:

"We are delighted with the current sales and are aiming to beat our previous crowd record for this game.  Wigan – Saints games are always special affairs, but even more so when the two teams meet at the JJB Stadium on Good Friday.  It will be an unbelievable atmosphere, a great occasion and a fantastic game and we are urging all supporters to secure their tickets for this game in advance of match day."

The Warriors Australian Stand-Off ,Trent Barrett added:

"This will be my first Wigan-Saints derby and I'm really looking forward to experiencing the intense rivalry between these two great clubs.  It is widely acknowledged as the biggest derby in Rugby League and the boys have all told me how good these games are to play in."

Tickets are now on sale for the Warriors Good Friday game against St Helens, kicking off at 5.05pm at the JJB Stadium on Friday 6th April.  They are available via the new Warriors Ticket Hotline on 0871 66-33-552, website at http://www.wiganwarriors.com/etickets and through the JJB Stadium Ticket Office. A reminder that the South Stand is all ticket for every home fixture this season. St Helens fans can purchase tickets from the Knowsley Road Ticket Office or the Saints Ticket Hotline on 0870 120 1118.

Meanwhile, all tickets have now been sold for ‘The Return of the Derby’ on Bank Holiday Monday, April 9th.

The engage Super League XII fixture between Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers will kick-off at 12.30pm.

Safety restricts imposed on unreserved areas and enforced sterile areas mean that the capacity on the day will be 23,000.

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