The 12th Heineken Cup final between Leicester Tigers and London Wasps at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, 20 May, is set to be a world record attendance for a rugby union club match.

The current mark stands at the 79,741 who were at Stade de France on 26 January this year to see Stade Francais Paris beat Toulouse 22-20 in a Top 14 contest.

The newly redeveloped Twickenham has an 82,000 capacity, and with just a handful of tickets still available for Wasps’ season ticket holders, the stage is set for the record books to be rewritten.


And the potential Twickenham crowd will also comfortably top the Heineken Cup tournament high of the 74,600 who were at the Millennium Stadium to see Leicester beat Munster 15-9 in the 2002 final.


That turnout of fans at Twickenham means it will all add up to around 914,000 fans having watched tournament action at the 79 matches this season as Leicester Tigers bid to match former treble champions Toulouse with a third triumph while London Wasps attempt to lift the coveted trophy for a second time.