Thomond Park increased to 26,267 capacity for Munster v Saracens

Munster Rugby has announced that additional seating will be in place at Thomond Park for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash between Munster and Saracens.

The stadium capacity will increase to 26,267 for the arrival of the defending champions for the 5.30pm clash, a game which will be live on BT Sport.

The extra seating will be located on the goal-line at both ends of the ground.  Over 23,000 tickets already have already been sold for this weekend’s encounter.

The Limerick venue was sold-out for Munster’s first home Heineken Champions Cup game of the campaign against TOP14 side Racing 92 last month. The official attendance of 25,600 being the highest recorded so far in this season’s competition.

Johann van Graan’s Munster side are tied at the top of their Pool 4 table with Racing 92. Both sides have seven points after two games. Saturday’s visitors, Saracens, lie third on five points, while Welsh region Ospreys prop up the table.