This season’s Top 14 final at the Nou Camp is set to break the attendance record for a domestic rugby match.
The organising body of the French top flight — Ligue Nationale de Rugby — confirmed on Wednesday that all available tickets have been sold. A bunch of tickets have been held back for fans of the two sides that make the final but LNR anticipates they will be snapped up meaning the match is due to be played out in front of a sell-out 98,000 crowd on June 24.
That total will surpass the previous record for a domestic game which stands at 84,068 for Saracens’ Aviva Premiership match against Harlequins at Wembley in 2015.
The organisers of the Top 14 decided to take the match to Barcelona’s Nou Camp ground due to the Stade de France, the traditional home for the rugby showpiece, being in use for Euro 2016.
Last year’s Top 14 final in Paris drew a crowd of 79,000.