PRECIOUS TICKET A ticket for the drawn game for Hill 16. The Mayo GAA Board are hoping to give clubs an increased allocation of tickets for the All-Ireland Final replay.
Clubs in Mayo are set to receive an increased allocation of tickets for Saturday week’s All-Ireland football final replay against Dublin in Croke Park.
The Mayo GAA Board have yet to confirm how many extra tickets each club will get but are hopeful it will be 26 extra tickets for senior clubs, 20 for intermediate clubs and 16 for junior clubs.
This Sunday clubs are set to receive the full allocation of tickets they received for the drawn game while the extra allocation is set to be confirmed and distributed next week.
In an email to clubs yesterday (Thursday) by the board, clubs were told the extra figures for clubs were ‘a guideline’ and the increased allocation could not be fully confirmed yet.
Were the guideline extra tickets to be available, senior clubs would have access to a total of 203 tickets, intermediate clubs access to 170 and junior access to 139. The comparative figures for the drawn game were: 177 (senior), 150 (intermediate) and 123 (junior).
In addition to this, a club is entitled to 10 extra terrace tickets for each member of the senior squad from their club. Clubs who achieved the highest sales in the Club Development Draw earlier this year also receive an increased allocation.
The three clubs from the largest urban centres - Ballina, Castlebar and Westport - all received an extra allocation on the basis of their club membership.
The guideline senior club allocation of 203 consists of a ‘normal stand allocation’ of 58 tickets, a ‘normal terrace allocation’ of 50, augmented by a second allocation, the guideline increased allocation for the replay and ‘bump ups’, where contributions to the Mayo training fund allowed clubs to buy extra tickets.
The ‘normal stand allocation’ for intermediate clubs is 48 and 38 for junior. The ‘normal terrace allocation’ for intermediate is 40 and 30 for junior clubs.
Ticket prices for the replay will be €60 for stand tickets and €30 for terrace tickets. Over half the tickets the clubs are due to receive are terrace tickets, for either Hill 16 or the adjacent Nally Terrace.