GAA confirms 50% capacity crow...


GAA confirms 50% capacity crowd at Croke Park for All-Ireland football final


03:24 1 Sep 2021

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The GAA has confirmed that Croke Park will be at 50% capacity for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final.

The game between Tyrone and Mayo takes place on Saturday 11 September.

The Government announced on Tuesday that half-capacity crowds could attend sporting events in September if patrons have mixed immunity status.

There has been debate in relation to increasing the crowd size for the fixture and possibly only letting people who can prove they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 attend.

In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, the organisation confirmed a 50% capacity threshold will apply.

This means there will be an additional 1,150 tickets for distribution as 40,000 were already due to attend.

The GAA statement on the matter in full read;

After careful consideration we are confirming that a 50% capacity threshold will apply for the GAA Football All-Ireland final at Croke Park on Saturday week, September 11.

The GAA welcomes yesterday’s government announcement regarding the easing of restrictions for sporting events.

This means there will be an additional 1,150 tickets for distribution.

With approximately half of our tickets already distributed and unrealistic logistical challenges around processing Covid passports on a match day for a crowd in excess of 41,150 coming from all over the country and abroad, it was decided to proceed on the basis of a 50% attendance.

The GAA acknowledges the work of the Department of Sport on this issue and looks forward to the benefit that Tuesday evening’s announcement will have on club games in the weeks and months ahead.

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