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Derby Day is close to a sell-out

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The local derby match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints in the Anglo-Welsh Cup this weekend is heading towards a 25,849 sell-out at Welford Road.

This represents a record attendance for the cross-border tournament outside of semi-finals and finals at the Millennium Stadium and Twickenham.
The number of tickets sold for Saturday beats the previous best of 24,000 in the competition at Welford Road, which was also set for an East Midlands derby in January 2015 when tries from Sebastian de Chaves and Laurence Pearce saw the home side through to a 17-8 win.
After welcoming a total of more than 100,000 supporters over four successive games in December and early January, the figure for Saturday is another show of strength and commitment from the Tigers Family.
Leicester Tigers chairman Peter Tom CBE said: “A sell-out for Saturday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup tie is a fantastic tribute to the supporters and also to the club’s ticket office and corporate sales teams, especially in such a challenging season.
“Welford Road is an iconic stadium and the strength of support here is known throughout rugby.
“We fully understand the frustrations of supporters with results in recent weeks but their support for the team is crucial as we look to get the season back on track with a run of important fixtures and we look forward to welcoming a full house this weekend.
“Both sides are unbeaten in this tournament so far and it promises to be another big occasion at the home of the Tigers.”
The last remaining tickets are on sale at the Tigers ticket office now. Book in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or online here.