Attendance will increase to 40,000 for All-Ireland finals

July 30, 2021

A view of Croke Park before the Leinster SHC final clash between Kilkenny and Dublin. ©INPHO/Brian Reilly-Troy.

Attendances for the closing stages of the All-Ireland hurling and football championships will be increased.

The Government announced this afternoon that 40,000 fans can attend the All-Ireland finals next month, which would see the largest sporting crowds in the country since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, crowd capacity has been set at 24,000 for the four All-Ireland semi-finals.

The All-Ireland hurling and football finals have been fixed for August 22nd and 29th, respectively.

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers said: "I am delighted to announce increased attendances for the All-Ireland semi-finals and finals as well as two World Cup qualifiers.

"From the start of this process I stated we wanted to be ambitious around getting supporters back in stadia all around the country and the figures for the upcoming games show that is exactly what is happening.

"I am really pleased we have implemented a very careful return of crowds starting with smaller numbers at first and gradually increasing over the summer months.

"The pilot events have been a great success and have shown how live sporting and other events can be held in a safe manner."

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