Donegal’s allocation of tickets for next month’s big championship clash with Tyrone, in Ballybofey, is expected to be on a par with the allocation when the two counties met two years ago.
The Donegal allocation in 2013 was in the region of 7,000 and is along similar lines this time county chairman Sean Dunnion told the Democrat last night.
However, the chairman, who said he was not in a position to reveal the exact breakdown, admitted that the allocation of stand tickets for distribution to the clubs will be down significantly on the 2013 figure.
This is due to the substantial increase in ‘Season Ticket’ holders in both Donegal and Tyrone. There are 2,500 ‘Season Ticket’ holders between both counties. Season ticket holders have first choice on stand tickets.
The Sean MacCumhaill Park Stand holds just under 4,500 patrons and when you add in up to 1,000 tickets for the teams - two senior and two minor teams, officials and sponsors - to the 2,500 ‘Season Ticket holders’, this leaves less than 500 tickets per county for the stand.
Up to 3,500 tickets were released for sale on line and in SuperValu and Centra outlets earlier this week.
The Sean MacCumhaill Park capacity for the May 17th showdown is set at 17,520.
The press launch for the Ulster Championship takes place in Donegal next Wednesday with a photo shoot on Sliabh League as well as the official launch in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town at 6.30.