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In good news for the clubs, match days at Thomond Park will be even better for Munster fans this season after the facilities at the Limerick venue were upgraded over the summer (Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE)

In good news for the clubs, match days at Thomond Park will be even better for Munster fans this season after the facilities at the Limerick venue were upgraded over the summer (Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE)

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In good news for the clubs, match days at Thomond Park will be even better for Munster fans this season after the facilities at the Limerick venue were upgraded over the summer (Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE)

Match days at Thomond Park will be even better for Munster fans this season after the facilities at the Limerick venue were upgraded over the summer.

The creation of a Fan Zone Plaza, introduction of the Bank of Ireland Family Fun Zone area, and face-lift of the Guinness Dug Out bar will all significantly enhance match-days.

The relocation of the Munster Museum to the new Fan Zone Plaza at the Dug Out bar level and the new access routes to the main reception level will transform the supporter's journey.

Commenting on the upgrades, stadium director John Cantwell said: "We are always looking to improve our stadium visitor experience, whether that is on match-day or at any other events throughout the year. We strive to be best-in-class and we believe we have made further progress again this summer."

The Bank of Ireland Family Fun Zone is a dedicated and secure area for families to gather at the north terrace end of the stadium. From here parents and children can enjoy their own pre-match a number of free activities with face painters, balloon artists and competition giveaways.

The Fan Zone Plaza is an expansive facility that will allow fans to gather and meet before matches. The plaza will include a variety of artisan type food operators with music and entertainment.

There has also been significant investment to upgrade the Dug Out bar. Along with improvements to the décor, there is also a new external covered al fresco facility outside the bar.

The existing museum is being upgraded and relocated externally beside the Guinness Dug Out Bar in the new Fan Zone Plaza and can be enjoyed before and after matches and is also available on a daily basis as part of our Stadium Tour Experience.

Additionally, there has been a significant investment to upgrade the food & beverage facilities throughout the stadium to keep the supporters fed and watered while they roar Munster to victory.

Irish Independent