EPCR lower prices for Champions Cup semi-final at Croke Park

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European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has set prices for Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final against Northampton Saints at Croke Park at an average of €10 (£8.50/$10.60) lower than the Irish side’s match at the same phase last season.

The average price for a ticket to last year’s semi-final between Leinster and Toulouse in the final four was €49 while this year’s fixture averages at €39.

Last year’s match drew a crowd of 46,823 at Aviva Stadium while the May 4 fixture is due to take place at the 82,300-capacity Croke Park.

Premium tickets for the game next month are priced at €90, Category 1 at €75, Category 2 at €55, Category 3 at €38 and Category 4 at €18.

Leinster’s 12,500 season ticket-holders will have first option to buy tickets on Thursday (April 18) before public sale begins from Friday (April 19) at 10am.

The EPCR decision came after criticism from Leinster about pricing policies for previous semi-finals held at Aviva Stadium.

Leinster is aiming to win a record-equalling fifth Champions Cup title. The club’s last triumph came in 2018 with a 15-12 win against Racing 92.

Leo Cullen’s team has lost in the last two finals, both against France’s La Rochelle, by scorelines of 24-21 and 27-26.