The number of tickets being offered for sale on Seatwave is now up to 54 and the top price being sought has climbed from €150 to €220…
The GAA moved yesterday to cancel a number of tickets being offered by touts online at above their face value.
This morning though there are still a total of 49 tickets being offered on Seatwave, a Ticketmaster company, ranging in price from €80 to just under €250.
The Association are believed to be negotiating with the site operators to remove these from sale and have issued an unequivocal warning to fans not to pay over the odds or they may end up not gaining access to the ground.
There was a delay in the tickets going on sale this week, believed to be so that greater numbers could be allocated to clubs which is the traditional way of distributing tickets for an All Ireland Final.
Dublin and Tyrone’s Quarter Final double header last weekend was a sell-out attracting 82,000 to Croke Park and the same will apply for the Semi Final on August 27th.
Less than 30,000 tickets were put on general sale on Wednesday and quickly sold out but there was anger as some began to appear within minutes online for sale at inflated prices.
The GAA’s own ticket seller is Tickets.ie which does not charge handling fees and is the way through which tickets are sold through Supervalu and Centra as well as online through the GAA.ie website, Dublin GAA’s website and directly.
Clubs across the two competing counties are currently taking orders from members which will be fulfilled from within each county board’s allocation.