Munster have confirmed that they will increase the capacity of Thomond Park in order to meet demand for their Heineken Champions Cup clash against reigning champions Saracens on Saturday.
Having already sold 23,000 tickets for the Pool 4 clash, Munster have taken the move to bring in additional seating to increase the capacity of the stadium to 26,267.
?? TICKET UPDATE | Due to the demand for tickets to our Champions Cup clash against Saracens on Saturday (5.30pm), additional seating will be in place at @ThomondStadium to increase the capacity to 26,267!
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) December 2, 2019
Munster have previously increased the capacity at Thomond Park for Champions Cup games and inter-provincial Pro14 derbies. The additional seating will be located on the goal-line at both ends of the ground to give as many supporters as possible the opportunity to see Munster take on the Premiership holders.
Saracens have insisted they remain committed to the Champions Cup despite being handed a 35-point reduction in the Premiership as a result of salary cap breaches.
Thomond Park was a sell-out for Munster’s first home Champions Cup game of the campaign against Racing 92 last month. The official attendance of 25,600 for that clash was the highest across the entire competition after the opening two rounds of action.
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— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) December 2, 2019
The province are currently tied with Racing 92 at the top of Champions Cup Pool 4, with each side on seven points after two games following their thrilling draw in Limerick. Saracens are third with five points while Ospreys sit bottom.
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