Sunday afternoon’s All-Ireland minor hurling championship final between Offaly and Tipperary will see the biggest crowd at Nowlan Park in nearly a decade, according to the stadium’s events control manager Seamus Reade.
It was confirmed last week that the Irish Press Cup decider would be held at the home of Kilkenny GAA, which has a capacity of 27,000, after Croke Park, Portlaoise, Limerick and Kilkenny had all been mentioned as possible venues for the game.
As of Wednesday night, close to 19,000 tickets had been sold for the final and, speaking to TippFM Sport Reade, says they are ready for the big attendance.
“We’re ready for it. Nowlan Park holds 27,000, we have 18,000 seats and 9,000 on the terrace,” he outlined.
“Your own listeners will probably recall a famous game back in 2013 when Kilkenny played Tipperary in a qualifier in the All-Ireland series where we had a full house and next Sunday is going to be the biggest crowd since that game.
“What we have done, we have kept back 25% of the seats in all sections of the ground to cover parents coming with children.”Tweet