Cardiff Blues are calling on their fans to beat this seasons Welsh Heineken Cup record of 11,764 people attending a Heineken Cup match when they face Perpignan, on Saturday 14 January for what could be a winner takes all encounter.
Supporters are encouraged to get their tickets as early as possible as tickets for the last home match were sold out one hour before kick off. Supporters buying in advance can also have their tickets posted out to them and avoid having to collect tickets as in the Scarlets match.
The Arms Park outfit can already claim to have the three largest gates to watch Heineken Cup ties (not including finals) in Wales, the highest attendance at a Heineken Cup tie in Wales (not including finals) and they are on course to have the largest average attendance in the Heineken Cup in Wales for the second year running.
Having broken the Celtic League record with 12, 436 people attending a match the Blues will also hope to have a large crowd for the game against Edinburgh on Friday 27 January.
The Cardiff Blues ticket office has been extremely busy this season already and our ticketing system has been working very efficiently. We have been very innovative this season with our ticketing policy with promotions in local papers and radio and we have also introduced the Heineken Cup pass and Student promotion offering a free pint to students when they buy a student ticket to any of our matches. Said Gwydion Griffiths, Marketing and Media Officer.
The players and management would like to thank all the Arms Park faithful and also some of our newly acquired fans this season for all their support. Its great to see some of the supporters that have lapsed over the years coming back and it really lifts the side when we have such support. We saw the effect the Perpignan fans had on their side out in France so lets hope our fans are equally passionate and vocal in their support in our match. Said David Young, Director of Coaching.
Tickets are available through the ticket office on 029 2030 2030 or buying online at
As ERC expect to welcome the six millionth supporter of Heineken Cup rugby through turnstiles this weekend, we can boast:
* Having attracted the greatest number of fans to Heineken Cup matches in Wales since 1995 (203,617)
* The highest average attendance of the 10 Welsh teams to have taken part in the competition (7,272)
* The highest attendance at a Heineken Cup tie in Wales (not including finals) of 13,500
* The three largest gates to watch Heineken Cup ties (not including finals) in Wales
* The biggest Heineken Cup gate in Wales this season (11,764)
WELSH HEINEKEN CUP ATTENDANCES - 1995 -2005
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WELSH REGIONS IN HEINEKEN CUP 2005/2006
CARDIFF RFC AND CARDIFF BLUES HOME ATTENDANCES SEASON BY SEASON
BIGGEST HEINEKEN CUP ATTENDANCES IN WALES (not including 3 finals)
13,500 - Cardiff v Saracens (Cardiff Arms Park, 2000/01)
12,000 - Cardiff v Bath (Cardiff Arms Park, 1996/97)
11,764 - Cardiff Blues v Calvisano (Cardiff Arms Park, 2005/06)
11,488 - Ospreys v Leicester Tigers (Liberty Stadium, 2005/06)
11,432 - Newport v Bath (Rodney Parade, 2000/01)
11,431 - Newport v Munster (Rodney Parade, 2000/01)
11,000 - Llanelli v Cardiff (Stradey Park, 1999/00)
10,803 - Llanelli v Colomiers (Stradey Park (2000/01)
10,800 - Llanelli v Perpignan (Stradey Park, 2002/03)
- Llanelli Scarlets v Biarritz Olympique (Stradey Park, 2003/04)
10,614 - Llanelli v Leicester Tigers (Stradey Park, 2001/02)
10,500 - Cardiff v Ulster (Cardiff Arms Park, 2000/01)
10,285 - Newport v Leinster (Rodney parade, 2001/02)
10,280 - Ospreys v Munster (The Gnoll, 2004/05)
10,200 - Cardiff v Northampton Saints (Cardiff Arms Park, 2001/02)
10,186 - Cardiff Blues v Gloucester (Cardiff Arms Park, 2004/05)
10,000 - Llanelli v London Wasps (Stradey Park, 1999/00)
- Celtic Warriors v London Wasps (Brewery Field, 2003/04)
9,838 - Cardiff v Toulouse (Cardiff Arms Park, 2000/01)
9,438 - Llanelli Scarlets v Agen (Stradey Park, 2003/04)
9,300 - Cardiff v Glasgow (Cardiff Arms Park, 2001/02)
9,180 - Newport v Toulouse (Rodney Parade, 2001/02)
9,128 - Llanelli Scarlets v Northampton Saints (Stradey Park, 2003/04)
9,000 - Cardiff v Montferrand (Cardiff Arms Park, 1999/00)
- Cardiff v Montferrand (Cardiff Arms Park, 2001/02)
8,319 - Dragons v Leicester Tigers (Rodney Parade, 2003/04)
8,298 - Dragons v Newcastle Falcons (Rodney Parade, 2004/05)
8,173 - Newport v Newcastle Falcons (Rodney Parade, 2001/02)