Ticket sales for 'The Big One' at St James' Park have passed the 20,000 mark as fans flock to watch Newcastle Falcons play Sale Sharks on Saturday March 23.
The Gallagher Premiership clash is a 5.30pm kick-off at the home of Newcastle United, coming almost a year to the day since the Falcons almost trebled their previous record attendance
That was when 30,174 supporters saw Newcastle claiming a 25-22 victory over Northampton Saints, with sales proving similarly brisk for next Saturday.
Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder said: "Last year's game at St James' Park was an incredible occasion and we were blown away by how many people came down to support us on the day.
"It falls on football's international weekend so it's the ideal chance for people to come down and sample a professional rugby game - there's no segregation, you can drink in the stands and it's a great family atmosphere with a fan plaza just outside the stadium.
"We're very thankful to the hundreds of schools, clubs and businesses who are bringing along groups for the day, and we'd urge as many people as possible to come down enjoy the game in what is an incredible venue."
Supporters can enjoy better prices and a greater choice of seats by booking early, with tickets available now by clicking here or calling 0871 226 6060.