31 Mar 2016

Nou Camp a sell-out for rugby final

11:41 am on 31 March 2016

France's Top 14 rugby final is set to break the attendance record for a club rugby union game after tournament organisers said that all currently available tickets have been sold for the showpiece at the Nou Camp in Barcelona.

Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium

Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The final of France's top rugby union league is usually held in the Stade de France in Paris but will this year take place at Barcelona's 98,000-capacity venue as the French national stadium is being used for the European football championships.

It will be the first rugby match to take place at the Nou Camp and the expected 98,000 crowd will eclipse the previous record attendance of 84,068, for an English Premiership match between Saracens and Harlequins at Wembley last March.

While organisers said the event was a sell-out, a number of seats have been held back for the fans of the two teams who reach the final.

The Top 14 has six weeks remaining of the regular season before the top six teams take part in the playoffs, which begin on June 11.