Sunday 16 December 2018

FAI to look for a 10pc ticket allocation for World Cup play-off but it will mean fewer Irish fans at the Aviva

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

FAI chief executive John Delaney has said he will offer the Danish FA a 10pc allocation of the tickets for the second leg of their World Cup play-off if they reciprocate.

Ireland will take on Denmark in the first leg on Saturday, November 11 at the 38,065-capacity Parken Stadium before we entertain them at the Aviva 72 hours later.

Under FIFA rules, the FAI are entitled to a five percent allocation which comes to just over 1,900 tickets.

Given the vast number of Irish fans who are expected to travel to Copenhagen, Delaney is prepared to offer the Danes a compromise that would double the number of Irish fans at the away leg.

He told the Irish Sun: "We are discussing that with the Danish FA. The standard five percent.

"I think we would have a traditionally big travelling support. We'd love a position whereby they give us 10pc and we'd give them 10pc.

"We'd be in a position to offer that but whether they are, we'll know in the next day or two."

If the Danish FA acquiesce to Ireland's request, they would have over 5,000 fans at the second leg in Dublin.

Tickets will go on sale for the home leg this Friday from 11am, with prices starting at €30 for adults and €20 for children, excluding booking fees.

FAI season ticket holders looking to purchase extra tickets, Club Ireland members and Jack Charlton Lounge patrons can buy tickets for the home leg in an exclusive pre-sale from Wednesday, October 18, at 11am.

Applications can also be made for tickets for the away leg from this Thursday, at this address: http://away.fai.ie.

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