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Dundalk release reasonably-priced tickets for Champions League tie at Aviva Stadium

The Lilywhites are calling upon Irish fans to get behind them for next Wednesday’s first leg in Dublin.

The Dundalk players after their victory over BATE Borisov.
The Dundalk players after their victory over BATE Borisov.
Image: Ciaran Culligan/INPHO

DUNDALK ARE HOPING Irish football fans come out in their numbers to fill the Aviva Stadium for their Champions League play-off first leg next week.

Having made history by overcoming BATE Borisov, the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions are one round away from qualifying for the group stages of Europe’s premier club competition.

They face Legia Warsaw at Lansdowne Road on Wednesday, 17 August, before a trip to Poland the following week.

In a statement released tonight, the Lilywhites urged football supporters of other clubs and the international team to show solidarity by attending the home tie.

“We are asking the entire Irish football family to get behind us,” the statement reads. “Legia Warsaw are formidable opponents and we need your support if we are to become the first ever Irish team to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League!

“Dundalk supporters travelled in great numbers to Tallaght Stadium last week to witness one of the greatest nights in the club’s history. Next Wednesday we are asking everybody from the town to travel in huge numbers to the Aviva.

“We want a repeat of the immense support we received from the local community in the FAI Cup Final last November.

“We are also asking everybody in the Irish soccer community, all SSE Airtricity League fans and supporters of Martin O’Neill’s international side to give us your support for the night. We were delighted to see so many different jerseys from around the league.

Martin O’Neill’s visit to the dressing room after the match to tell the players that the victory over BATE Borisov was “inspirational” and “as good a result as anything achieved in the summer” capped an incredible experience for everybody concerned.

“It’s only the first leg, but we want you to be experience this night with us and help us create shockwaves around Europe by becoming the first Irish side to ever qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. It’s time for Irish football to take the next step and with your backing we can do it!”

Tickets have been reasonably-priced for the game — starting at €10 for adults and ranging up to €30, while children under 12 get in for €5 with an adult.

Here are the details:

  • Children (U12) tickets are available for just €5 in all areas but must be purchased with an adult ticket.
  • Ticket prices start at €10 for adult tickets in the corner areas of the Aviva Stadium in the South Stand.
  • Tickets for €15 are available for Dundalk supporters in two blocks of the Lower West Stand, plus the areas behind the goal in the Lower South Stand, and the majority of Lower East Stand.
  • Category 1 tickets are available for seats near the President’s Box in the Lower West Stand for €30.
  • Singing Section: There are two areas selected for the singing section - South Stand Lower, Block 114. (Available to purchase from Oriel Park) and South Stand Lower, Block 115 (Available to purchase from ticketmaster.ie)
  • Clubs Initiative: Dundalk are encouraging junior clubs from all over the country to support this great opportunity for Irish football. This initiative gives one free adult ticket when six children tickets are purchased. Available on ticketmaster.ie

Tickets go on sale on ticketmaster.ie and at the Oriel Park ticket office at 10am Wednesday morning.

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