GAA release statement and confirm ticket allocations for Kildare v Mayo
It's going to be a packed house...
It was confirmed on Wednesday morning that Kildare’s All-Ireland Round Three qualifier with Mayo will go ahead in Newbridge this Saturday.
The news came following a stand-off between the GAA and Kildare over the location of the game after the tie was originally fixed as a double header in Croke Park.
The CCCC fixed the game as a double header alongside the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone after the draw was made on Monday morning.
While they initially said that the game would not be changed, the GAA have released a statement confirming that the game will go ahead in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Saturday evening at 7pm.
In a statement the GAA said: "Following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.
"The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed."
It's been confirmed that the capacity for the game stands at 8,200 while tickets purchased for the Croke Park double-header fixture will not be valid for these games and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.
Both Kildare and Mayo County Committees will receive 1,500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.
People without tickets are urged not to show up at the venue on Saturday.