The GAA have released a statement surrounding the change of venue for Kildare’s third round qualifier with Mayo from Croke Park to Newbridge.
In the statement which can be read below, the GAA confirm that the game will take place at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening in Newbridge and outlined that extra safety measures will be put in place to deal with the large crowds.
The GAA also explained that the original decision to hold the game in Croke Park was due to health and safety concerns for the people attending the game however the capacity will remain at 8200.
The statement concludes by mentioning that both clubs will be given 1500 matchday tickets and that the remainder will be for players, season ticket holders and sponsors.
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— Brian Barry (@briangbarry) June 27, 2018
The situation has been a bone of contention ever since the GAA announced that despite Kildare getting home advantage in Monday’s draw they would not be playing at St Conleth’s Park and instead their game with Mayo would be part of a double header at Croke Park.
Kildare objected to this over the last number of days with the situation finally being resolved on Wednesday morning.
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