Ireland fans criticise Irish FA’s two-game ticket bundle

Irish football fans have voiced their dismay over the Football Association of Ireland’s (FAI) ticket policy for friendlies against Belgium and Switzerland. 

Ireland faced Belgium at the 51,700-capacity Aviva Stadium (pictured) in Dublin on Saturday, and will play against Switzerland tonight (Tuesday) at the same venue.

However, fans were faced with the FAI’s policy of having to purchase tickets for both games, and not just one, as tickets were sold in two-ticket bundles. According to The Irish Postseats were left empty for the game against Belgium, as many fans could not justify purchasing tickets for two games.

Despite the FAI revealing that 38,128 fans were in attendance on X, formerly known as Twitter, many fans were quick to call out the duo-ticket strategy.

“Need to rethink your ticketing bundle strategy,” said one, while another argued: “Could have easily sold out if the only tickets weren’t the two match ticket packs.”

Others highlighted that many fans live outside of Dublin, and could not commit to purchasing tickets for two games.

“Would have gone today,” revealed another user. “Can’t make two matches as we’re from the south! Tickets need sorting.”

Agreeing, a further user added: “Please scrap the bundle tickets, they’re useful for two home games in back-to-back windows, but not for two home games in three days for people outside of Dublin.”