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Ticket Prices To Be Hiked?

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Could someone confirm if it's true that the folk at Croke Park are considering raising gate tickets by up to 30% across the country to makeup for lost revenue as well as the traditional season ticket to be done away with until things are back to normal?

WestRules (Galway) - Posts: 253 - 05/04/2021 11:05:40    2335998

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Replying To WestRules:  "Could someone confirm if it's true that the folk at Croke Park are considering raising gate tickets by up to 30% across the country to makeup for lost revenue as well as the traditional season ticket to be done away with until things are back to normal?"
I can't confirm it but surely loads of prices, or various different things are going to be hiked?

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 386 - 05/04/2021 12:32:59    2336013

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They would be mad to raise prices, that doesnt mean they wont, but they would stupid to do it.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4590 - 05/04/2021 14:51:48    2336031

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30% is disgraceful, I don't see why ordinary people should have to foot the bill for these things. So many people have been hit hard in the last year.
Vote with your feet.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1063 - 05/04/2021 15:16:03    2336033

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Could be counter-productive.

This isn't a captive market. People don't have to go to games.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 446 - 05/04/2021 18:02:32    2336043

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Been the GAA this would be no great surprise..... let them raise the prices by 130% if they like... people had stopped turning up in their thousands before the pandemic so more will just vote with their feet and stay at home.....!!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 54 - 05/04/2021 19:19:35    2336051

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Probably. But then we entering probably a time of hyper inflation after all this. So hardly surprising

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17267 - 05/04/2021 19:21:42    2336053

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After two years of nothing a 30% price hike for match entry has to be the least of it. It's the businesses' main source of income in fairness. If you don't want to pay then don't go and you can sit at home watching it on sky. If it makes all Ireland tickets easier to come by then no harm.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1249 - 05/04/2021 20:17:09    2336060

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Oh let them at it- people won't be going anyway to watch the dross that is on view. Basketball/keep ball from the "greatest" team of all time, and one sided affairs. Crowds had already plummeted before this so if they drive up the prices again they can go and jump.

tonguey (Cavan) - Posts: 291 - 05/04/2021 21:07:21    2336069

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The Leinster football final will be well attended so

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 293 - 05/04/2021 21:10:51    2336070

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This is where the gaa's great plan of making one team miles better than everyone else is going to come back and kick them up the ar*e. If they rise the prices by that amount to watch what are basically processions, nobody is going to go. To warrant a price rise they need good games at the higher end. There are zero of those in the football. They have basically killed the product.

HardCase (USA) - Posts: 60 - 05/04/2021 22:23:00    2336082

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Replying To republicofcloone:  "The Leinster football final will be well attended so"
Says someone from Leitrim?

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17267 - 05/04/2021 23:07:12    2336090

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Hi complainers where is your loyalty to our great institution of the GAA? If a few extra quid is going to deter you from supporting your team then that says enough and the GAA is better without you. My guess is that you lot a just a tiny minority anyway so become a couch potato if you wish!

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 763 - 06/04/2021 10:37:49    2336099

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Replying To gaalltheway:  "Hi complainers where is your loyalty to our great institution of the GAA? If a few extra quid is going to deter you from supporting your team then that says enough and the GAA is better without you. My guess is that you lot a just a tiny minority anyway so become a couch potato if you wish!"
Maybe some people might prefer to feed their families.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 807 - 06/04/2021 12:59:05    2336113

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Replying To gaalltheway:  "Hi complainers where is your loyalty to our great institution of the GAA? If a few extra quid is going to deter you from supporting your team then that says enough and the GAA is better without you. My guess is that you lot a just a tiny minority anyway so become a couch potato if you wish!"
If ticket prices are raised I will feel sorry for regular supporters of hurling as it is an exciting game to watch but as for football they can charge what they like because 90% of the games are pure garbage and only a fool would pay in to see most of it...

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 54 - 06/04/2021 14:21:01    2336120

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Says someone from Leitrim?"
Yes I'm from Leitrim indeed. What has that got to do with a one team provincial competition?

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 293 - 06/04/2021 14:48:14    2336123

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Says someone from Leitrim?"
lol, don't be getting bawld sugar. It is a valid point that he made.

leitrimguy1985 (Leitrim) - Posts: 43 - 06/04/2021 15:26:19    2336126

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "Maybe some people might prefer to feed their families."
Never yet met anybody crying about the price of a match ticket who wouldn't happily spend three time that much on da gargle of a weekend lol

All to do with priorities. I'm happy to support the GAA.

I watched some great club games last year, including the Fermanagh final, which I would not ordinarily have seen, and it was a very enjoyable and exciting game and money very well spent.

I hope they keep on the streaming, and they should pitch that at 75% of the price of an actual ticket.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 858 - 06/04/2021 21:55:05    2336157

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It's unlikely when people are allowed to attend games again it'll be at full capacity. GAA grounds may only be operating at 30% or 40% of capacity. If that is the case then supply and demand consideration with an opportunity to increase revenue after a tough two years is understandable. If you want to pay the increase then you've a chance to be one of the small number attending, the GAA are doing nothing different than other sports or business post lockdown if these reports are true.

I suspect the GAA know with small capacity they'll easily sell tickets with a 30% hike, they could probably go higher than 30% and still sell out the capacity allowed.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 769 - 07/04/2021 09:15:33    2336169

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I don't think the GAA should hike prices this year. They have enough bad publicity as it is eg Dubs breaking covid rules. How then can they make some money. Possibly look to see rent out some of their bigger grounds to sports like rugby and soccer. GAA have large stadia so they can fit more people in. This would help other codes imho.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2058 - 07/04/2021 09:33:05    2336171

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