London’s opening Connacht match against Mayo at Ruislip looks set to be the hottest show in town, with the initial online ticket allocation selling out, just four days after being released.
At time of the Irish World going to press on Monday the online store said that tickets were currently unavailable. But the London county board have confirmed that more have been uploaded to the ticketing website (here).
“1,000 adult tickets for the Connacht Senior Football Championship London v Mayo went on sale online on Thursday 24th April, these sold out over the Easter weekend. Additional adult tickets are now available online,” the statement reads.
“Adult Tickets as well as Students and Senior Tickets will also be available from the GAA Offices in Ruislip from Monday 4th April. Please contact County Secretary Mark Gottsche (07872600074) in advance.”
Interest on social media was huge, with many queries sent within minutes of the London County Board making the announcement on Facebook. It took some users several attempts to book the tickets as the server struggled to deal with the high demand last Thursday evening.
The limited number of tickets made available online were for adults only, with children and concessions available on the gate. They cost £20 / €25 each.
Mayo GAA also announced that fans with season tickets would not be entitled to automatic entry to the match, their first round of the Connacht Football Championship, boosting further sales from football fans from the West.
They said that Croke Park informed them of this news in light of the online ticket sales.
“The reason they have given for this is that London retain the gate receipts for these games as it is their only source of gate income throughout the Championship season and as such these fixtures are treated as separate from the Connacht Championship itself,” read the statement.
The London County Board are managing the remaining allocation, with clubs and members needing to contact Secretary Mark Gottsche for tickets.
All further ticket enquiries should be made to him via firstname.lastname@example.org