The FAI will receive an allocation of 2,200 tickets for the UEFA EURO 2020 Play-Off away to Slovakia on March 26th.
Mick McCarthy’s team will take on Slovakia in their Play-Off Semi-Final in the Tehelne Pole Stadium in Bratislava, with the winner advancing to face either Bosnia & Herzegovina or Northern Ireland on March 31st.
In a statement the FAI say they “will endeavour to cater for the most loyal Republic of Ireland supporters, who will continue to avail of the ticketing allocation structure introduced last year,” which is as follows:
65 per cent will be allocated to independent supporters who are members of Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Clubs and Fans’ Direct.
20 per cent will be distributed to supporters from affiliated football Leagues and more than 2,000 clubs which fall under their remit, Board and National Council members, players/staff, and Club Ireland members.
15 per cent will be provided to supporters travelling with the FAI’s official travel partner, Abbey Travel – these supporters have their details of match attendance at away games logged should they ever decide to apply independently for tickets.
Supporters interested in applying for tickets will be ranked on their attendance records from eight away games over the last two years, which include:
2019: Denmark, Georgia, Switzerland
2018: Turkey, France, Denmark, Wales, Poland
*The away game versus Gibraltar in March 2019 is excluded because it was oversubscribed
The away ticketing portal opens today (Monday 20th January) at midday and will close on Sunday 26th at midnight – fai.ie/away
The Slovakian Football Association have yet to confirm ticket prices, but applicants will be updated throughout the process.
Applications for the UEFA EURO Play-Off Final – should the Republic of Ireland progress – will follow shortly.