Judgement Day at Principality Stadium this Saturday has sailed through the 60,000 mark in ticket sales and is now 10,000 ahead of the Guinness PRO12 attendance record set at last year’s event.
Over 62,000 tickets have been sold so far, with sales spiking over the weekend – currently selling at as many as 600 a day – as fans around Wales home in on the regional derby double-header kicking off on Saturday 30th April at 2.30pm.
Last season’s Judgement Day event saw a then record 52,762 pass through the turnstiles, with around 5,000 supporters significantly boosting expected attendance figures by turning up on the day to get their tickets.
“We will have the capacity to process a large amount of tickets on match-day again this year, but we also have our print at home service available and would encourage any supporters planning on making the trip to the capital at the weekend to book their tickets in advance,” said a WRU ticket office spokesperson.
“With over 60,000 fans already booked in the atmosphere at Principality Stadium promises to be electric once again this year and we are very much looking forward to setting a new Guinness PRO12 record on Saturday.”
The previous Guinness PRO12 record prior to JDIII was held by an Irish derby clash at the Aviva Stadium, between Leinster and Munster, which was watched by 51,700 in 2014.
The annual Judgement Day event, now in its fourth incarnation, more than doubles nearly every other attendance figure in Guinness Pro12 fixture list so far this season and has been tipped to become a guaranteed capacity occasion in the Cardiff capital by Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies.
The only comparable fixture to Judgement Day this year to date, is again the Munster versus Leinster derby which attracted 43,108 to the Aviva Stadium last month.
Tickets for Judgement Day IV have been frozen at 2015 prices and can be purchased now at £10 per person (booking fees apply) from www.wru.wales/tickets – where print-at-home is available – by calling 0844 847 1881 or in person from the WRU Ticket Office on Westgate Street.
Season tickets purchased from either of the home teams – Blues and Dragons – include access to Judgement Day IV, with fans asked to liaise with the respective box offices.
Both matches will be shown live on television with BBC Wales showing the first match and S4C.
JUDGEMENT DAY IV
Saturday 30th April 2016
Match 1: Cardiff Blues v Ospreys (BBC Wales) – kick off 2.30pm
Match 2: Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets (S4c) – kick off 5pm
25/04/2015 Millennium Stadium Blues v Ospreys; Dragons v Scarlets.