Ulster as usual are travelling in force and are expected tobringaround 3,000 supporters with over 2,00 booked onto early morningferriesthrough the club's official partner Stena Line.
Keith Grainger Tournament Director of Celtic Rugby said: "WhilstToddBlackadder's team are going to have the majority of the crowd willingthemon in their bid to lift a first cross-border title for the Scottishgamethey won't have the singing all to themselves - these Ulstersupporters arebecoming legendary and if they make half as much noise as they did inthesemi-final at Glasgow, Edinburgh can forget about hearing the castle'scannon for an hour or two on Saturday .
"It all reminds me of the film Braveheart, as it seems like theCampbells,the McGregors and the MacKenzies have all heard a rallying call andtheyare uniting behind one Scottish cause,"
"A lot of people questioned the decision to play the Celtic Cup
"The advance sales have already trebled that estimate and, whenyou havethe passion of the Ulster supporters on the road and the sort ofbackingfrom the Scottish supporters that is evident now it makes it allratherenjoyable, with two teams in fantastic form, one of them Ulster ontop ofthe Celtic League and Edinburgh Rugby unbeaten in the Heineken Cupthisyear, we certainly have the prospect of a classic cup final.
"Particularly popular has been the offer of Family tickets forone adultand one child at #15 and two adults and two children at just #25,these arestill available and are on sale until Friday night. We've got allsortsgoing on for every age group; face painting, balloon modelling, athirtymetre toboggan run, pipe bands, brass bands, free mince pies and freemulled wine - it's set to be the best start to a family ChristmasEVER