Quins sell out the Twickenham Stoop for local clash
6 March 2007 10:18am
For the London derby between NEC Harlequins and London Wasps this Saturday (10th March, kick-off 3.00pm) at the Twickenham Stoop in the Guinness Premiership, Quins have completely sold out their redeveloped stadium for the very first time.
The Twickenham Stoop, arguably England's best purpose built rugby facility, has sold all its 12,600 seats demonstrating the support and popularity that Quins are currently enjoying in the capital. With a capacity crowd providing a fantastic matchday atmosphere, there will be no better place to watch Premiership rugby this weekend.
NEC Harlequins Chief Executive Mark Evans said: "We never expected to totally sell out a game in our first season back in the Premiership. However we're delighted and it just goes to show how popular it is watching rugby at the Twickenham Stoop."
"Planning permission to redevelop the South Stand is lodged with Richmond Council as we speak since we are committed to continue improving our facilities here. I know there are people who have not been able to purchase a ticket for Saturday's game, which is disappointing for them. All I can say is that the best way to ensure a seat for every game is to buy a season ticket and details of next seasons packages will be out at the end of the month."
"In the meantime, for those that are lucky enough to have a ticket for this weekend's clash against Wasps, we are sure to witness a closely fought contest as the two sides battle it out for a play-off spot and a place in next years Heineken Cup."
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.