Tickets for Derry City game to go on sale this week

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Tickets for Derry City game to go on sale this week

Supporters planning to attend the eagerly awaited north west derby between Finn Harps and Derry City next month, can purchase their tickets from this week.

Harps plan to have the tickets on sale at their usual outlets around the county and at Finn Park from the end of this week.

It's expected that the game, Harps' first back in the Premier Division, will attract a sell-out crowd.

Around 4,300 tickets will go on sale, which is slightly up on the number that were available for the promotion/relegation play-off with Limerick back in November.

Improvements to the terrace area behind the town-end goals, which include the installation of new crush barriers, have led to an increase in capacity or around 600.

Given the level of interest in the game among both Harps and Derry City supporters, it's expected that the match will sell-out fast.

The launch of the 2016 SSE Airtricity League season will take place on Wednesday, February 24, in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Managers and players from all 20 Premier Division and First Division clubs will be in attendance and available for interview and photos on the day.

Harps will round off their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Drogheda United this weekend.

Ollie Horgan's team face a busy opening period with six games scheduled in the month of March alone.

Four of those games will be at Finn Park - including the EA Sports League Cup opener against Cockhill Celtic.

The tie will be played in Ballybofey on either Monday, March 21st or Tuesday, March 22nd.

Harps' schedule of league games next month includes Derry City (H), Mar 4th; Dundalk (A), Mar 11th; Shamrock Rovers (H) Mar 14th; Sligo Rovers (A), Mar 19th and Longford Town (H), March 26th.