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Aviva Stadium ‘designated venue’ under ticket tout laws

The Aviva Stadium has been confirmed as a designated venue under the Sale of Tickets Act 2021.

This means all football and rugby games in the stadium will be covered under the law, which criminalised the reselling of tickets above their original value.


The law comes into effect at midnight, but does not apply to tickets already sold.

The news comes as the FAI confirmed that tickets for the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Portugal had been circulating online for more than the ticket’s price.

The stadium is set to host 51,000 fans for the first time in two years on November 11th.


An IRFU spokesperson said: “The Aviva Stadium company applied for designation, as a designated venue under the Sale of Tickets Act 2021.”

“This application is for all ticketed events at the Aviva Stadium, including football and rugby.”

“Designation has been confirmed to us and comes into effect from just after midnight tonight, ahead of our general ticket sale tomorrow at noon.”

“The message to all supporters remains clear – do not buy tickets from unofficial ticket sources.”

IMAGE – FAIreland


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