GAA to go cashless at turnstiles for all inter-county games in 2022
The GAA is to move to a completely cashless ticketing system for all 2022 games.
Tickets for league and subsequent championship games will have to be purchased online, through Ticketmaster, or through the Supervalu and Centra ticket outlets.
Even the facility to purchase tickets at mobile kiosks outside grounds will be removed as the Association streamlines its gate revenues.
It has been moving in that direction anyway for the last number of years, especially since Covid struck and restrictions on the numbers being permitted entry required pre-purchase sales.
But those wishing to pay to enter an inter-county game with cash, still a preferred option among some of the games’ more senior followers, will no longer have the facility to do so.
A number of counties have already moved in that direction at their main grounds with the digital footprint seeing significant lifts in returns.
The move comes as the GAA restarts its season ticket scheme for 2022 with the prices increasing by 25pc for the standard offer and the club plus version, priced at €150 and €250 respectively, up from €120 and €200.
Season ticket holders will still be guaranteed an All-Ireland final ticket if their declared county makes it that far with attendance criteria previously required for the guarantee now removed.