38,000 tickets to go on sale for Liam Miller tribute match as Pairc Ui Chaoimh becomes host
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38,000 tickets to go on sale for Liam Miller tribute match as Pairc Ui Chaoimh becomes host

A further 38,000 tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks for the Liam Miller charity match after Pairc Ui Chaoimh is confirmed as the venue.

It was confirmed over the weekend that the GAA are providing the ground for the game, which will see a team of Ireland’s past stars play against a team of Manchester United legends, including Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

The capacity 45,000 stadium will open its doors on September 25th, allowing thousands of soccer fans to pay tribute to the former Manchester United and Celtic midfielder, while raising funds for the Miller family.

Match organisers have also agreed, following representations from clubs and the Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Mick Finn, that some tickets will be offered at a special concession price of €10 for students and pensioners.

The 7,000 fans who purchased the original tickets for Turner's Cross will be transferred to the South Stand in the new €70 million Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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As part of the deal to allow the game to be played at Cork’s GAA stadium, a special All-Stars hurling or Gaelic football game  will be staged before the soccer match.

The match received the go-ahead after Central Committee and Management Committee meetings of the GAA last weekend.

That followed a key meeting at Croke Park last Tuesday between GAA chiefs and the Miller match organisers aimed at ending the controversy over the GAA's initial refusal to allow the game go ahead at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The switch to the GAA grounds could potentially result in a revenue of €350,000 compared to the €2.25 million expected at Turners Cross.