Mount Smart regular season sell-out for first time since 2007

The sold out sign has gone up at Mount Smart Stadium with a crowd of 25,600 confirmed for today's SKYCITY Auckland Double Header.

Apart from the club's debut season in 1995, it's the Vodafone Warriors' biggest crowd for a regular season NRL match and the first time the ground has been sold out for a non-finals match since the 2007 round 24 encounter with Manly.

Half an hour before the opening match between the Wests Tigers and Melbourne, Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George announced all tickets had been sold.

"To have the biggest crowd for a regular season game other than 1995 is just fantastic," he said.

"We can't thank our members, fans and the general public enough for the way they've supported this historic SKYCITY Auckland Double Header.

"What a tremendous response. Our thanks to everyone. This sets it up to be a brilliant day."

While the debut campaign in 1995 drew a number of huge crowds at the then-Ericsson Stadium (which also had a bigger capacity), the best attendance for a regular season match until today had been 25,070 for the Manly encounter in 2007. The next best was 24,538 for the round three home game against Brisbane in 2009.

While the club's three home finals in 2002 (Canberra), 2007 (Parramatta) and 2008 (Sydney Roosters) were all sold out, today's crowd tops the 25,585 for the match against the Roosters but is less than the 28,745 for the 2007 play-off and the 25,800 for the final against Canberra.