THE Mayo GAA Board Finance Committee are hoping to raise between €125,000 and €140,000 from a ‘season ticket’ scheme next season in an effort to pay off the McHale Park redevelopment.
Details of the ‘red and green season ticket’ scheme were revealed to football fans at the recent Mayo SFC final, and the matter was also discussed at a County Board executive meeting last week. It will be put before club delegates later this week for ratification.
The new season ticket will cost €200 each and the Finance Committee are looking for 1,000 loyal Mayo supporters to purchase seats in the new stand in Castlebar.
The red and green season ticket will incorporate the Croke Park ‘season ticket’ which will then enable the bearer to attend all National League matches (home and away), plus the first championship match that Mayo is involved in.
It will also include all club matches in Mayo: senior, intermediate, junior and underage.
Season ticket holders will also be guaranteed an opportunity to purchase an All-Ireland senior football final ticket if Mayo qualify for the final.
“There will be no levy on clubs to sell these,” explained a spokesman for the Finance Committee.
“We are hoping that the 300 people in Mayo who already buy the Croke Park season ticket will come on board and buy our Red and Green season ticket instead.
“We would hope that Mayo people in the county, and in Galway, Dublin, England, America, and elsewhere would come on board and help pay off our new stand.”
For further details, contact: Jack King (087) 2595573; Sean Feeney (087) 6838484; Kevin O’Toole (087) 2226236; Michael Diskin (087) 6680115; Eddie Cuffe (087) 2459104; Tommy Goonan (087) 2624388; James Waldron (086) 1733432; JP Lambe (087) 7889805; Paddy McNicholas (085) 1744117; Brendan Byrne (087) 2613030; Paddy Muldoon (087) 2423114.