Where did the seats go?

Speaking on Mid West Radio this morning, Connacht GAA Council Secretary John Prenty outlined where most of the stand tickets for the big game went to. Prenty said that the capacity of the stand in Dr Hyde Park is 3,612. The competing counties were allocated 1,800 stand tickets, 1,000 tickets for player and sponsors of the three competing teams on the day including the minor final, 300 seats went on sale in Super Valu shops which is part of the agreement with the shops, 100 tickets for the Galway three in a row team that are being honoured on the day and there will be 48 invited guests of the Connacht Council.

Prenty also said that the decision was made to put the season ticket holders on the sideline concrete seats that are not covered as it was the fairest thing that everyone with a season ticket would be treated the exact same way. He also said that the Connacht Council had warned the GAA before that there could be a problem in with seating season ticket holders in the stand in the province as the majority of the grounds in the provience didn't have the capacity to give all the season ticket holders a seat.

It had been mentioned in press and media reports that Sligo were going to appeal the decision to hold the Connacht final in Hyde Park, Prenty said that there was no appeal lodged by Sligo and they were happy with the game to go ahead in Hyde Park.

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