GAA says there will be ticket price increase for 2024 All-Ireland finals

GAA says there will be ticket price increase for 2024 All-Ireland finals

The GAA revealed this month that ticket prices for the concluding stages of the 2024 championship will see an increase. All-Ireland stand tickets are set to rise by €10, bringing the new price to €100.

For the hurling and football finals, terrace tickets will now cost €55, up by €5 from the previous year. Tickets for the All-Ireland semi-finals and quarter-finals will also experience a €5 price hike.

This adjustment marks the first increase in final ticket prices since 2019 and only the second in the past 14 years.

In its statement announcing the price hike, the GAA stressed that it was the first rise in final ticket prices in five years and highlighted earlier offerings for the All-Ireland series.

"This is the first increase to final ticket prices since 2019, and the second in 14 years, and is part of a ticketing review that featured discounts during the Allianz Leagues, has seen new "3 for 2" offers for All-Ireland series games, and GAA membership discounts of €5 issued via Foireann for the Allianz League finals and again for the upcoming football and hurling preliminary quarter-finals," the association outlined.

"Revenue generated from our fixtures will increase our club grants for the redevelopment of pitches and club facilities from €3 million in 2023 to €4.5 million in 2024 and allow the association to commit to allocating €5 million for club facilities in 2025."

Fans of the game have reacted as expected to the news from the GAA.

One user said, "Grab All Association," while another wrote, "Amateur sport with professional pricing."

"Very greedy," said one user on X, and another added, "This is crazy. As if the cost of living isn't high enough, how can an average working family afford these tickets?"