Catalans aim to break Super League’s attendance record

Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch has revealed that the club aim to break Super League’s attendance record when they face Wigan next month.

The French outfit will face the Warriors on Saturday 18th May in a historic clash at Barcelona’s Nou Camp.

In the first ever rugby league match to be played at the 100,000-capacity stadium, a late increase in sales could see the current record tumble.

Super League’s highest crowd to date came some 14 years ago when 25,004 fans attended Wigan’s clash against St Helens at the DW Stadium.

However, after the Spanish football giants invited Catalans to play one of their home matches at the historic venue following their 2018 Challenge Cup triumph, that figure could be surpassed.

Speaking to local newspaper L’Independent, Guash said: “We have to approach the 20,000 tickets. More than 18,000 tickets have already been sold and there are 2,000 pledges.

“It’s a good start, it’s encouraging and I hope to cross this bar of 30,000 which would be for us a resounding feat.”

The Dragons CEO also revealed that Barcelona FC will start to promote the game from the start of May which will also likely increase sales, with the game now only three weeks away.