GALPHARM chief executive Ralph Rimmer is hoping another bumper crowd can be attracted to the stadium for England’s Four Nations clash against New Zealand on November 7.
Tickets for the Saturday evening encounter (it gets under way at 6pm) went on sale from the Galpharm ticket office this morning.
It is one of three Four Nations group games to be staged in England, with the hosts entertaining France in Doncaster on Friday, October 23 and then taking on Australia at Wigan on Sunday, October 31.
Rimmer is hoping a 20,000-plus crowd can be attracted for England’s clash against the world champions and sees no reason at all why that figure won’t be reached.
“We were delighted when we were handed the game against New Zealand,” said Rimmer.
“England-New Zealand encounters have always been very fierce. They’re always very tribal, and are real blood and guts affairs, and this latest meeting won’t be any different.
“What makes this year’s game even more exciting is that New Zealand come to us as world champions, and from the moment the Kiwis deliver their traditional haka – which always makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck – you know you’ll be witnessing something that little bit special.
“Personally, I just can’t wait!”
Tickets went on sale at 9am and start from £20 for adults and £10 concessions.
The Four Nations final will be at Elland Road, Leeds, the following Saturday.