Saturday's Leinster SHC semi-finals will see up to 8,000 fans in attendance after a late venue switch to Croke Park.
The provincial double-bill featuring Dublin v Galway at 2pm and holders Kilkenny against Wexford at 4.30pm was set to take place in Portlaoise but will now be used as a test event at GAA headquarters to allowing larger numbers of spectators attend matches once again.
In accordance with government restrictions, only 200 people would be permitted to attend the semi-final fixtures if they went ahead as planned at O'Moore Park.
The increase will see the largest crowd assembled for a sporting event in the country since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Leinster GAA welcomed the news this evening and said that key information including ticketing details will be confirmed tomorrow.
All four competing counties are set to receive an allocation of 2,000 tickets each.
Leinster GAA are delighted to announce the Senior Hurling Semi Finals this Saturday will now take place in Croke Park.— Leinster GAA (@gaaleinster) June 28, 2021
8,000 spectators will watch Dublin v Galway (2pm) and Kilkenny v Wexford at (4.30pm)
Ticketing details and relevant information will be confirmed tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/IHeojXWIr3