The GAA’s Ticket Office has issued a sharp warning to season ticket holders that they face having their tickets cancelled should they be found in breach of conditions of the scheme.
All of the GAA’s season ticket holders were issued with an email notification today, informing them that Croke Park have been made aware of certain violations of the loyalty scheme.
County Boards have been instructed to take a note of the number of any cards which are used in a manner that goes against its terms; for example and adult attempting to gain admission on a juvenile ticket or where persons are attemping to have multiple tickets scanned to falsify attendance records.
The season ticket entitles supporters to enter all home and away league games and holders also receive a ticket for their county’s opening Championship match.[adrotate group=”46″]
A 60 per cent attendance record enables the bearer to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should their county reach the decider.
This morning’s email read: “With the 2017 Allianz Leagues having commenced in both codes the GAA Ticket Office would like to draw attention to some issues that have been witnessed by the GAA Ticket Office staff and also have brought to our attention over the opening two weekends.
“The presentation of multiple season tickets cards or tickets for scanning at turnstiles in order to falsify attendance records for non-attending Season Ticket holders is strictly prohibited.
“Adults will not be permitted entry to a fixture using a Juvenile (U16) GAA Season Ticket card at Match Days venues.
“Similarly, GAA Season Ticket holders are not permitted to enter a ground using a Season Ticket card and then exit a ground in order to try and re-enter using a different GAA Season Ticket card.
“We have witnessed such incidents and have also been informed by County Boards, and by fellow Season Ticket holders that these types of incidents have occurred at multiple venues over the past two weekends.
“The above practices completely undermine the entire Season Ticket product and also undermine the GAA Season Ticket Holders who have travelled, some of them huge distances, to attend a particular fixture.
“We have issued a directive to all County Boards to note the details of any Season Ticket cards which are abused in this manner. If a GAA Season Ticket card within an account is found to be used in any of the aforementioned ways, we will have no option but to cancel all Season Tickets within that account.”