THOUSANDS OF FANS MAY BOYCOTT DONEGAL GAME BECAUSE OF CONTINUED HIGH TICKET PRICES

first_imgThere are fears that thousands of Donegal fans will vote with their feet and stay away from Breffni Park today for the Ulster Championship game against Cavan because of the high cost of tickets.There was uproar for the county’s opening game against Antrim after covered stand tickets were priced at a hefty €27.But despite appeals for a price reduction, entrance to today’s game is again €27 and an equally wallet-busting €25 for an uncovered terrace ticket. A family of two parents and three children can expect to pay more than €100 as well as travelling expenses and food for today’s game.However county chairman PJ McGowan claimed that Ulster ticket prices are actually cheaper than other provinces.“It is €30 in other provinces,” he told the Donegal County Board Committee meeting in Ballybofey.However many club delegates argued that this did still not make the high cost of tickets correct. Delegates from across the county voiced their concern that genuine fans simply not afford to travel to games.Fanad Gaels delegate Fiona Shields said she knew for a fact that there was simply no demand for the €27 tickets for today’s game.And former County Treasurer Grace Boyle said that Donegal’s crippling unemployment crisis made it a very special case.“Go to Letterkenny any Wednesday morning and see the volume of people queuing up to sign on. We are in a special situation here and the other eight counties in Ulster are not in the same position,” she said.Ends THOUSANDS OF FANS MAY BOYCOTT DONEGAL GAME BECAUSE OF CONTINUED HIGH TICKET PRICES was last modified: June 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more