Close to 15,000 Saints fans heading for Sarries ‘away’ day in MK

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Saints have sold more than 17,000 tickets for Sunday’s game against Saracens at stadium:mk.

Though the clash is technically a Sarries home game, after the nomadic outfit opted to switch it to Milton Keynes, Saints have been handling ticket sales.

An allocation of 3,000 was given to Saracens, while a further 14,000 have been sold from Franklin’s Gardens.

It seems set to ensure Saints will enjoy a home atmosphere for this weekend’s match-up, which is the final Premiership game of 2012.

Northampton sit fifth in the standings ahead of the meeting, while Saracens, who will move into their new Copthall home in February, are five points better off in second.

Saints will also be handling the choice of music for the day, meaning it is unlikely Sarries’ club anthem Stand Up for the Saracens will be played at stadium:mk on Sunday.