Demand for tickets for Glasgow Warriors' Pool 4 clash with Ulster on Friday night is unprecedented with fewer than 1,100 unsold.
In the North Stand, only a handful are available for what will be the first-ever Heineken Cup at Scotstoun Stadium, with fewer than 250 left in the Main stand. The only other tickets are for the West standing area and the covered East Terrace that has been put in place for the match in response to supporters’ demands.
A spokesman for Glasgow Warriors said: “In recent years, walk-up crowds for similarly big games having been around the 1,500 mark.
“Now, with fully four days until kick-off, already we’ve already experienced what is comfortably our biggest ever pre-sale for a home fixture outside the cup derby against Edinburgh.”
Meanwhile Glasgow have signed Argentine international prop German Araoz on a three-month contract. But the twice-capped 27-year-old tight-head, who made his two Pumas appearances during the summer, has not been drafted into the Scot’s Heineken Cup squad at this stage and will play no part against Ulster.
Araoz’s recruitment comes in response to Glasgow’s front row crisis which sees props Ed Kalman, Moray Low and Jon Welsh and hooker Pat MacArthur sidelined by back, knee, shoulder and foot injuries respectively.