THE Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final, Widnes Vikings versus Castleford Tigers at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday (3.00pm) will be played in front of a sell-out crowd after the last remaining tickets for the tie were sold today.
The stadium will be at its 12,005 capacity for the match, which decides whether it will be the Vikings or Tigers who end their 20-plus year wait for a return to Wembley on Saturday, August 23.
“It is fantastic to see the last remaining tickets get snapped up,” said RFL Marketing Director Mark Foster. “These fans are clearly hungry for what is sure to be a fascinating semi-final tie.
“Leigh Sports Village is a top-quality venue and I anticipate an electric atmosphere on Sunday. The fans of both Widnes and Castleford are incredibly passionate, so we can expect the decibel levels to be sky high.
“Tickets for the final at Wembley Stadium are also selling well and I would urge any fans who are looking to attend the final to act as quickly as possible to secure their seats.
Tickets for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final will go on sale from the winning club from Monday (August 11) but all fans can guarantee their place at Rugby League’s most prestigious event now by purchasing tickets directly from the RFL.
Extra staff will man the phones at the Rugby League Ticket Hotline over the weekend to meet what is expected to be massive demand from supporters of the winning team from Saturday’s semi-final, Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves, and Sunday’s clash between Widnes and Castleford.
Tickets for the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23 cost from as little as £22 and can be purchased by calling the 24-hour Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk