Sunday’s Third Test at Elland Road between England and New Zealand is set to be watched by a landmark attendance, with increased demand leading to more tickets being released.
England’s 20-14 win in the second Test at Anfield last Sunday sealed the series victory and the Baskerville Shield and was watched by a crowd of 26,234 – the second best for a home Test against New Zealand outside London since 1951.
The demand to watch Wayne Bennett’s side aim for a 3-0 whitewash is such that the previous best outside London against the Kiwis in that 67-year period has already been beaten – 27,884 in Bolton in 1998.
Rugby Football League chief executive, Ralph Rimmer, commented: “The first two Tests have been a reminder of the value and appeal of international rugby league.
“We’ve had excellent viewing figures on the BBC for the previous two games, meaning millions of people have seen our England team earn two wins against the Kiwis.
“Now we’re delighted that more people want to see the third Test in the flesh.
“It will be a poignant occasion as we mark Remembrance Sunday before the match, and we’d advise supporters to arrive in plenty of time as Rugby League remembers before the 3.15pm kick-off.”
In response to the surge in ticket sales this week, tickets for the upper tier of the East Stand at Elland Road have now been made available and can be purchased by clicking here.