Sunday 19 February 2017

GAA fans cry foul over hike in seat prices

Fergus Black

Published 05/08/2010 | 05:00

DISGRUNTLED GAA fans have vowed to fight plans to hike the price of 10-year premium seats at Croke Park by a massive 63pc.

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And they are hoping to persuade GAA headquarters to drop the prices and to introduce a more "user friendly" instalment plan when they meet officials next week.

Ten-year premium tickets were first introduced in 2000 at a cost of €7,600 -- but it is now planned to raise the cost to €12,000.

Premium seats are now up for renewal and the GAA has asked for the money up front or in three instalments which would add an extra €1,200 to the cost of each seat.

Fans last night convened another meeting at the Jurys Croke Park Hotel to voice their opposition to the proposed new charges.

"People feel let down by the prices being asked," a spokesman for the group said.

Irish Independent

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