Leeds Varsity set for new record attendance
Over 15,000 tickets have already been sold for the annual clash, meaning it is likely to attract a bigger attendance than the Aviva Premiership big hitters like Saracens, Harlequins and Bath.
The fixture has grown to become one of the major sporting events of the year for Headingley Carnegie since its inception 12 years ago.
The annual Men's rugby union clash is the culmination of 60 fixtures across 25 different sports all in one day. This match is all ticket and tickets must be purchased before 12 noon on Wednesday 5 October. There will be no option to purchase tickets on match night.
Leeds Rugby’s Head of Customer Experience Sian Jones said, “Varsity is one of the biggest events in our stadium calendar now. Having so many spectators arriving for the game who are visiting us for the first time does present us with some unique challenges but it creates an incredible atmosphere.
"We work very closely with both universities for months before the event to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible for all concerned and everyone has an enjoyable night.
“The match is a real showcase for the stadium. As a venue we are right in the heart of the student community in Headingley and it is great that we can invite them in for a special night at the start of their university life.
"Leeds Beckett will also be playing four of their BUCS Super Rugby games at the stadium this season which shows that student rugby is very important to us. All who attend are able to take advantage of a free ticket offer for Yorkshire Carnegie’s next home game against Jersey Reds on Friday 28 October in the Greene King IPA Championship as well so hopefully this will be the first of many visits to the stadium for the students."
For the upcoming 2016/17 season, BUCS Super Rugby has been launched where the top eight men’s sides in the country battle it for the biggest prize in University Rugby.
Leeds Beckett University, who were BUCS Champions two years ago, will play Cardiff Metropolitan on Wednesday 12 October, reigning Champions Exeter on Wednesday 2 November, Durham on Wednesday 30 November and University of Bath on Wednesday 14 December. All games kick off at 2.30pm.