Thursday 22 February 2018

FAI charging fans €90 for England friendly

The FAI unveiled a series of 'bundle' packages
The FAI unveiled a series of 'bundle' packages

John Fallon

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."

Irish Independent

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