Wednesday 23 August 2017

GAA ban 'large bags or rucksacks' from Croke Park after safety review

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

GAA fans will no longer be able to bring rucksacks into GAA headquarters and are urged not to bring bags 'where possible' to Croke Park.

The move follows a similar directive at the Aviva Stadium where a 'no bag' policy is in operation operation since the recent international friendly against Uruguay and the 1-1 draw with Austria.

A statement released by the GAA today read: "Following a review of safety procedures with the relevant statutory authorities, Croke Park can confirm that as of Sunday, 25 June 2017, patrons will not be permitted to take large bags and backpacks into the stadium for all match day and concert events.

"Smaller bags will be permitted but may be subject to searches and patrons are urged not to bring bags at all where possible. We would like to thank our patrons in advance for their cooperation with this matter as we look forward to a fantastic season of concerts and matches in Croke Park over the coming months.

"For further information, please visit https://crokepark.ie/match-day/faq"

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