Given the huge interest in the game and taking into consideration the greater financial gain, the option of moving to Lansdowne Road was considered, even though the gate proceeds are divided equally by the participants. However, it was decided that Munster's best chance of advancing to a home semi final at Lansdowne Road would be best served by playing the quarter-final at Thomond Park.
The availability of tickets for all who would like to attend Thomond Park for this and other Heineken Cup games is always a problem for Munster's administrators and its supporters. The Tournament Rules allow the visiting team and the Tournament Commercial Partners increased ticket entitlements for the quarter final.
Both parties have requested their full entitlement which amounts to 30 % approx. In addition, 52 % of tickets are distributed through the affiliated Munster clubs, Munster Supporters Club and underage structure. As a consequence there will not be any tickets available for public sale for this game.
Taking all commitments into account Munster tickets (capacity 13,257) will be allocated as follows:
Affiliated Senior and Junior Clubs - 3400
Stade Francais - 3199
Munster Supporters Club - 2850
Corporate Hospitality - 720
ERC Ltd & Commercial Partners - 714
Squad, Management, Medical & Support Staff - 536
Schoolpupil (distributed via School & Youth Committees - 500
Munster Sponsors - 462
Branch & IRFU Committees - 382
Munster Referess Assoc, Referee Assessors & Match Commissioner - 209
U21, School, Youth & Junior Structure - 146
Press Requirements - 60
Office, Ground & Rugby Development Staff - 54
Sundry - 25