GAA supporters will be forced to fork out extra cash to watch their teams in action when the National Leagues get underway later this month.
Tickets for all rounds of the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues went on general sale on Thursday with many fans expressing surprise that prices had increased from last season.
Adult general admission tickets will now cost €18, up from €15 from last season. Juvenile tickets have also increased to €5, which is approximately £4.40 and Juvenile’s must be accompanied by at least one paying adult.
Student and OAP tickets are €15 while fans are still able to avail of a season ticket package for €150 which includes all League games and the first round of the Championship with the option of buying additional tickets for the remainder of the Championship campaign.
Season tickets for Division Three and Four Football and Division Two Hurling are €100 while adult admission to Division Three and Division Four Fooball games remain at €10.
Season ticket prices were frozen from 2022 after a hike of 25 per cent a year previous with the GAA receiving over €3M in gate receipts from last season’s League.
The 20 per cent increase in adult tickets for League games in the middle of a cost of living crisis has not gone down well with many fans taking to social media to criticise the association.
Additionally, there appears to be no plans to reintroduce cash sales at GAA venues and tickets must be purchased in advance either online or at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets.
Meanwhile, Armagh’s opening Division One fixture against Monaghan is heading for a sell-out with online tickets already snapped up.
The game on Saturday, January 28 will be played at St Mary’s Park in Castleblayney as St Tiernach’s Park in Clones does not have floodlights.
Some additional tickets for the game may go on sale closer to the time, but that will depend on demand from season ticket holders.
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