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Saracens sell 35,000 tickets for London Stadium match

English Premiership rugby union team Saracens has already sold more than 35,000 tickets for its upcoming clash with Harlequins at London Stadium.

The London rivals are set to go head-to-head in the 2012 Olympic Stadium on March 24.

The club said that the fixture is expected to sell out at the 66,000-capacity stadium.

“As a club we can’t wait for March 24 to come around. We’re delighted with the positive uptake in ticket sales and are looking forward to welcoming fans, old and new to what is one of the world’s most iconic stadiums” said Oren Bowman, head of marketing at Saracens.

“With a sell out crowd expected, we encourage people to buy tickets now, as we wouldn’t want you to miss out!”

The stadium hosted a number of games during England’s staging of the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Saracens had held a multi-year partnership with Wembley Stadium that saw the team host 14 Premiership and European matches at the national stadium. However, the club last year opted to bring this association to an end following a breakdown in the relationship.

London Stadium currently serves as the home of Premier League football club West Ham United.

The venue also hosted the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships from July 14-23 and the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Championships from August 4-13.

Plans are also in place for the stadium to host games during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.