Wasps have announced that over 18,000 tickets for the club’s first game at the Ricoh Arena have already been sold.

The match against London Irish in the Aviva Premiership will mark the start of the club’s time in Coventry following a 12 year stay at Adams Park.

Fly-half Andy Goode is relishing the move, he said: "As someone who grew up in Coventry, the prospect of playing in front of a packed Ricoh Arena for our first game is massively exciting - this is a childhood dream come true."

Just under 10,000 people watched Wasps’ last league game in High Wycombe as they thrashed London Welsh 71-7 last month.

A good crowd is also expected to attend the club’s last match in Buckinghamshire, when they take on Castres Olympique in the European Champions Cup on December 14.

Fans have the chance to visit the club’s new venue on Sunday, with a Supporters Open Day being held. The event includes a chance for supporters to put questions to management.

Wasps are putting on coaches to the stadium on Sunday, and anyone wishing to book a seat must register on the club’s website.