Perpignan fans celebrate winning the Top 14 at Stade de France on Saturday
More than half the tickets available for public sale for the Paris 2010 Heineken Cup final at Stade de France on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 have been sold already - almost a year ahead of the showpiece occasion.
Advance sales for the final of the 15th season of European club rugby's premier tournament have topped 30,000 just over a fortnight after being made available for public purchase. Demand for tickets is unprecedented for what is the first final in France since 2001.
The public sale allocation for the Paris final is approximately 55,000 tickets while ERC retains a further 15,000 to be shared between the two finalists clubs.
Tickets are priced between 18 and 120 Euros and may be subject to booking fees
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.