Leinster book Aviva Stadium date
January 24, 2011
Leinster will play their Heineken Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium © IRFU
Leinster have confirmed that their Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester Tigers will be played at the 51,700 capacity Aviva Stadium on the weekend of April 8-10.
The last eight clash is a re-match of the 2009 final, when the Irish province prevailed 19-16 at Murrayfield to clinch their maiden European title.
Leo Cullen's side topped Pool 2 thanks to last weekend's bonus-point win over Racing Metro and are now set for their third outing at the new Lansdowne Road following victories over Munster and Clermont Auvergne earlier in the season.
"In our two fixtures in the Aviva Stadium to date we have enjoyed two outstanding spectacles with the team having been inspired to victory by close to 100,000 supporters over the course of both games," Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson said.
"We remain committed to our home in the RDS, but given the manner in which our Leinster supporter base has grown in recent years, we believe that we have a duty to cater for as large an audience as possible for special one off matches such as this, which will be a local and international event."
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