Having secured the top seeded ranking in pool stages of this year's tournament, Cardiff Blues can confirm that their Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Toulouse will be played in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 11 April, 3.30pm kick off.
The Blues have already enjoyed huge success at the Millennium Stadium this season. A record crowd of over 27,000 supporters turned up to watch a thrilling match that saw the Blues secure maximum points against Gloucester with a 37-24 victory.
The Cardiff Blues will be looking for a big crowd again for the quarter-final match with tickets starting at only £10 for juniors. The Blues will initially be using the middle and lower tiers of the stadium, which has a capacity of 36,000 seats. Cardiff Blues will have 27,000 seats with Toulouse supporters being allocated 9,000.
Under competition rules season tickets are not valid for this match, however, priority on tickets purchases will be given to season tickets holders, Blues Card holders, Regional Exile Members and supporters who purchased tickets for the match against Calvisano. Supporters were advised to hold on to their Calvisano tickets as proof of purchase.
Priority ticket holders will be allocated seats in the Millennium Stadium BT Stand exclusively until Friday 6th of February. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cardiffblues.com/tickets from Thursday morning and can also be purchased from the match day ticket office from 9.00am Thursday morning. The match day ticket office will also be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
After the 6th of February unsold priority tickets will be released for general sale. The Blues are also offering discounts on groups tickets with one free ticket for every ten purchased.
The Cardiff Blues will also be offering great value tickets for families. Family tickets, two adults two juniors, will be available priced at £60 in the middle tier and £50 in the lower tier.
Cardiff Blues Chief Executive, Robert Norster said,
"We are naturally delighted not only to have reached the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup for the second consecutive year, but to have finished the pool stages as number one seeds."
"It is testament to all the hard work put in by Dai Young, his coaching team and our entire squad of players. Our supporters now can look forward to another superb occasion at the Millennium Stadium."
"There was a fantastic atmosphere generated when we played Gloucester there earlier in the campaign and I sincerely hope we will have another big crowd for this Heineken Cup quarter-final match."
WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis said,
"We are delighted to be hosting this prestigious quarter-final for the Cardiff Blues who have been superb in the tournament so far."
"There was an electric atmosphere here at the Millennium Stadium when the Blues entertained over 27,000 fans with their win over Gloucester and we urge all Welsh supporters to come along and enjoy what is bound to be a great occasion."
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