The current record was set in the first ever game of Super League when 17,873 packed into the Stade Charletey to watch Paris St. Germain take on Sheffield Eagles in March 1996, and with over 17,000 tickets already sold the Warriors are confident of breaking the 12-year old record.
In breaking that record the club would also shatter there own home opener record of 17,281 set last season when Leeds Rhinos visited the JJB Stadium. Furthermore they will require a crowd of 21,225 to beat Leeds' home opener record set in a round 2 match against St Helens at Headingley in 2005.
Warriors Marketing Director Simon Collinson said:
"There has been a great buzz around the town since the end of last season and we are hoping there will be a new record crowd on hand to support Brian Noble's new look Warriors take on Adrian Morley and the Wolves. Tickets are selling well and we encourage all supporters to try and purchase their tickets in advance to help ease congestion on the night."
New signing Trent Barrett said:
"I've heard great reports about the Wigan fans and have seen how passionate they are about their Rugby League when they travelled in big numbers to Salford and Huddersfield during pre-season.
"I am really excited about making my debut on Friday night. It will be a really big game and an electric atmosphere with such a big crowd there. I can't wait!"
Warriors supporters are also reminded that there be no South Stand tickets available on the night as this is a ticket only stand during 2007. Anyone wishing to sit in this stand must buy their ticket before Friday, while Warrington will also have a big support as they have now been sent a second batch of tickets after they sold out of their first batch.
Tickets are available for the Warriors engage Super League XII home opening fixture against Warrington Wolves at the JJB Stadium on Friday 9th February via the new Warriors Ticket Hotline on 0871 66-33-552, website at www.wiganwarriors.com/etickets and through the JJB Stadium Ticket Office. Warrington Wolves fans can purchase tickets from Wolfware at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium or the Wolves Ticket Hotline on 01925 248888.