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Admission To League Games Set To Increase

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Anyone have a look at the link below. What a typical move by the Grab All Association charlatans. Let us continue to keep robbing the die-hard generation fans all in the name of "promoting the sport". We will all have to think twice before going to games now with the cost of a pint gone from our pocket

https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/294348

WaitingInTheLongGrass (Roscommon) - Posts: 165 - 18/01/2019 10:31:46    2157961

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Cannot believe this, as it is shooting themselves in the foot especially when you consider the standard of fare being served up particularly in the lower Divisions. Dunno where the justification for this is ....perhaps to pay for a few white elephant stadiums they have around the country not to mention fat expenses ?

leyny (Sligo) - Posts: 23 - 18/01/2019 10:52:02    2157966

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Thank God I still manage to get my hands on a student card every January, 7 years after finishing college :D

But yeah €20 is fairly step now especially when those of us who make the effort to attend the League are left battle the cold, wind and rain that comes with most weekends during it!

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5001 - 18/01/2019 11:07:17    2157971

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Are they still going to do the discount if you buy before the day of the game?

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2171 - 18/01/2019 11:28:07    2157974

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A score a ticket is very steep. A lot of league matches aren't easy got to and it's hurting the hardcore fans to have to fork out. Entry could be free and you wouldn't fill those stadia in cold February and March.

Season tickets have gone up but now seem like better value with matchday tickets going up 33%.

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 148 - 18/01/2019 12:46:52    2158000

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An increase from €15 to €20 per game - or in real terms a 33.33% increase. That's mental in any circumstance but in the current climate of what is on offer it beggars belief.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3851 - 18/01/2019 12:53:54    2158002

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "An increase from €15 to €20 per game - or in real terms a 33.33% increase. That's mental in any circumstance but in the current climate of what is on offer it beggars belief."
whats even more crazy is they didn't advertise it earlier. surely more people would have bought the season ticket as it would have been much more attractive if it is €20 per game.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 989 - 18/01/2019 13:16:24    2158007

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Sure why not. They deserve an increase after that brilliant think tank that brought in these innovate changes that are going to vastly "improve" the product on offer.

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 18/01/2019 13:20:38    2158008

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "Are they still going to do the discount if you buy before the day of the game?"
It would be incredibly stupid not to but wouldn't surprise me if they don't. That would be a 100% price increase. Attendance numbers would surely get hammered.

Hardtimes (Cavan) - Posts: 1056 - 18/01/2019 13:24:24    2158010

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What annoys me more is the way the tickets are sold. Often feels like a treasure hunt tracking down the details. Why are tickets not available weeks in advance? The fixtures are set.
And why don't they do season tickets for home games only? I'd buy one of them without even thinking about it.

Pantani (Dublin) - Posts: 47 - 18/01/2019 15:22:35    2158031

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These people are detached from reality.
€20 is way too steep especially for Div 4 football on a cold Feb Sunday.
€10 would be lots enough. I wouldn't mind 20 or 25 for championship.
Whats the story with OAPs? I'd imagine they get some kind of reduction?

Ludovic_Giuly (Leitrim) - Posts: 106 - 18/01/2019 15:32:18    2158034

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Look lads, the pairc ui chaoimh over run of 40m has to be financed in some way!! I think this will turn away alot of so called transient support and attendances will be down

11jm11 (Kildare) - Posts: 328 - 18/01/2019 15:37:35    2158036

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this is not a good idea.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1625 - 18/01/2019 17:09:57    2158055

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Well this just makes perfect sense for hurling, where league attendances have been dwindling, and apart from a few matches, are not well attended. So yes, the absolute best way to remedy this, and increase the numbers of people going to games, is to raise the ticket pri...oh, wait.

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1732 - 18/01/2019 17:39:42    2158059

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The league is better then the leinster championship so I won't be complaining. €20 is not too bad.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2861 - 18/01/2019 17:59:39    2158063

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Zero respect for supporters & hard pressed families, an increase way beyond the rate of inflation. It smacks of greed & people out of touch with reality, but everyone in GAA knows that the White Elephant whose final figure hasn't even being clarified is going to drain everything to pay for it.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 409 - 19/01/2019 00:18:05    2158126

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Yet another ignorant decision by the GAA.... following on from their catalogue of PR disasters last year. A price drop or at least an indefinite price freeze in the current climate of dwindling crowds (some spoofer in hq will try tell us otherwise of course) would have been a decent gesture to great gaels going supporting their counties over long distances in the winter/ spring months.
And though this really irks me, I'll still be there standing in the pissing rain, or sitting on a plank of damp wood in a cow shed stand and queuing to use an overflowing urinal with one washhand basin which doesn't have running water anyway and buying a cup of watery tea and a twix of the local Johnny & Mary from a table behind the stand...only I'll be paying an extra fiver for the same old comforts!

chancer (Donegal) - Posts: 14 - 19/01/2019 02:14:51    2158133

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Am i missing something, 20 euro is terrific value, its the same price as roll, coffee and mars bar.

U 16 also go free, you could bring your self a four kids for 20 euro admission.

Id challenge anyone to find similar value in attending another sport of a similar caliber,

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2819 - 19/01/2019 09:23:41    2158145

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Replying To chancer:  "Yet another ignorant decision by the GAA.... following on from their catalogue of PR disasters last year. A price drop or at least an indefinite price freeze in the current climate of dwindling crowds (some spoofer in hq will try tell us otherwise of course) would have been a decent gesture to great gaels going supporting their counties over long distances in the winter/ spring months.
And though this really irks me, I'll still be there standing in the pissing rain, or sitting on a plank of damp wood in a cow shed stand and queuing to use an overflowing urinal with one washhand basin which doesn't have running water anyway and buying a cup of watery tea and a twix of the local Johnny & Mary from a table behind the stand...only I'll be paying an extra fiver for the same old comforts!"
Funny when you see it written down and you think of how crap the amenities all too often are - but all too true and not funny at all at the same time.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3851 - 19/01/2019 09:46:09    2158147

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The Largesse by the Lee coming home to roost, something has to pay for it, be it €24 Million less as per Cork Co Board or €24 Million more as per Croke Park, the first ones up to be squeezed are all the hard pressed supporters. Current rate of inflation as per the CPI for December 2018 was 0.70%, yet the GAA see no problem increasing ticket prices by 33.3%. So the average family of four, two adults & two children over 16 will pay €80 entry, purchase programmes varying from €3 to €5 that will have completely inaccurate team layouts & numbers for seventy minutes of entertainment ( a word that is questionable when watching Gaelic football ) & not even knowing as of yet what the current rules are going to be for this competition, a day out that between driving, parking, food, tickets & programmes will end up costing them on average €100 to €120, with the proposed 12.5% increase for C'ship tickets yet to be announced. In a country that has seen how incompetence at the top lead to the collapse of everything & how average Joe was made to pick up the tab, we don't seem to have learned, the largesse by those in the GAA who can't be questioned & who are not made accountable by its people, members or media ends up in average Joe paying for it, this is the first step, next to suffer will be all the other projects club & county who will go looking for funding. Wait till it gets to semi pro & the GPA want their funding increased & their percentage of all commercial GAA revenue increased, ticket prices will rocket, fanciful, not on your Nelly, this day is approaching fast.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 409 - 19/01/2019 10:20:35    2158151

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