GIANTS officials are bracing themselves for a Challenge Cup ticket frenzy next week.
The Rugby Football League today confirmed the Giants' semi-final clash with St Helens will take place at Warrington's new Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday, April 25.
Its capacity is just 14,000, meaning the Giants will be restricted to around 6,000 tickets.
They are due to go on sale next week, although initially to season ticket holders only.
They are expected to take the lion's share of the tickets on offer, and those that remain will then obviously go on general sale.
"It promises to be a very busy, but exciting time," said Giants general manager Richard Thewlis.
"The RFL will send us our allocation of tickets early next week, and we will immediately set the wheels in motion to put them on sale.
"We know that will signal the start of a very hectic period for the club."
Warrington will host the tie due to the unavailability of other venues.
Headingley, for instance, is staging a rugby union match one weekend and a cricket match the other, while Odsal is the scene of the Bulls v Hull game on the 25th.
The McAlpine is ruled out for the Giants tie for obvious reasons, and it has missed out on the first semi-final because this features two clubs from the other side of the Pennines (Wigan and Warrington).
* The deadline for handing in Giants Grand National draw tickets is noon tomorrow.