Tuesday 22 August 2017

Bruce Springsteen fans will fork out €100 for Croke Park tickets

Bruce Springsteen in a sell-out gig at the RDS in Dublin eight years ago. He will play Croke Park in May. Photo: PA wire
Bruce Springsteen in a sell-out gig at the RDS in Dublin eight years ago. He will play Croke Park in May. Photo: PA wire

Denise Calnan and Martin Breheny

Rock fans will have to fork out an average of €100 to see the Boss live in Croke Park this summer.

Ticket prices for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were revealed this evening.

Bruce is set to play at GAA HQ on the weekend of May 27/29 as part of ‘The River Tour 2016’.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, February 11 at 9.00am.

They are priced at  €65.45, €116 or €131 for seating and €98.50 for standing tickets.

Tickets will be limited to six per person. They will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online.

The concerts are expected to take place on Friday and Saturday, although a third may be added on Sunday if demand warrants it.

Leinster have fixed the Wexford v Kildare (senior football) and Dublin v Wexford (senior hurling) quarter-finals for Croke Park on Sunday, May 29 but are now facing a change of schedule.

It’s understood that the two games will be brought forward by a week to May 22, rather than putting them back to June 5. That’s unlikely to please the counties, as the fixtures were made last November and would have been factored into local club schedules.

The winners of the Dublin-Wexford hurling tie play Kilkenny in the Leinster semi-final on June 11 while the Kildare-Wexford football winners play Longford/Offaly/Westmeath in the semi-final on June 26.

Three concerts were held in Croke Park last year, without impacting on the GAA programme.

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