The FAI have confirmed that tickets for Ireland’s upcoming World Cup play-off against Denmark have officially sold out.
The general sale brought about overwhelming demand for the remaining tickets, after a sizeable amount of them went in the pre-sale earlier in the week, and Irish football’s governing body have now confirmed (via a statement on Friday afternoon) that the remaining allocation was drained less than five minutes after the sale portal opened at 11am earlier that morning.
Ticket Update: Ireland v Denmark now officially sold out. All Season Ticket holders catered for
The FAI have also said, however, that all hope may not be lost for those wishing to take their place in the Aviva for the match on Tuesday, November 14th. Depending on Denmark using up their full away fans’ allocation, more tickets may yet become available.
They also advise for fans to be wary of tickets being sold via third-party means:
“The process of cancelling tickets, which were purchased unofficially, for the second leg game has already commenced and tickets have been traced to their original source.
“The FAI has a zero tolerance policy on ticket touting and will work with stadium officials and An Garda Siochana to monitor this practice.”
The response to the news that the game has offically sold out has not gone down at all well:
Public sale was an absolute joke people bought them up in the pre sale and are now selling them for extortionate prices. No fans catered for
— a ghost (@Fearganainm) October 20, 2017
sold out in 5 mins???…how come at 11:00 it said sold out then?
— Keith Hennessy (@KeithHennessy1) October 20, 2017
Absolute joke, clearly no tickets went on sale today, will likely see alot on seatwave or other resale sites for at least double the price ?
— Stephen Ryan (@MVstevie88) October 20, 2017
Ready 2 go at 11 clicked all options and not 1 single ticket came up but there on viagogo for 200,thanks for looking after d general public
— alanmorrissey (@alanmorrissey3) October 20, 2017
At the time of writing, tickets had already appeared on prominent third-party ticket sales sites, with prices starting at over €200 all the way up to over €450.
On this week’s episode of the Mixer Irish football podcast, we’re joined by ex-Cork City players Neal Horgan and Derek Coughlan to look back on the Leesiders’ title-winning season, as well as reaction Ireland’s World Cup play-off draw and the usual League of Ireland round-up.