FAI charging fans €90 for England friendly
Published 11/04/2015 | 02:30
IRELAND fans are being charged up to €90 by the FAI for general tickets to the friendly against England in June - higher than prices for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland six days later.
Details released yesterday by the FAI confirmed the Category B and A tickets to see England at the Aviva Stadium on June 7 are set at €70 and a hefty €90 respectively.
This is a sharp spike in the equivalent cost from the competitive game against Group D rivals Scotland, which are €50 and €70.
In a bid to arrest declining attendances for home internationals in recent years, the FAI unveiled a series of 'bundle' packages.
Firstly, there was the Season ticket, followed by the Hat-trick offer for the home games against Poland, Scotland and England, and, most recently, the duo offer for the June double-header.
Now that the FAI claims the latter offer, along with family and student tickets, are sold out, single-priced ticket details have been unveiled.
Children's tickets at €20 are available for both matches except in the premium section, for which a ticket costs €120.
"Tickets for England and Scotland are currently on sale through affiliated clubs, leagues and supporters' clubs," read an FAI notice.
"A pre-sale window will then open for Club Ireland members, season ticket holders, and former block bookers from early May.
"In mid-May, subject to availability, tickets will go on general sale for both fixtures."