Portadown have today (Thursday) received written confirmation that the full responsibility for Irish Cup final ticket distribution will revert back to the clubs.
The decision to adopt Ticketmaster for the May 2 game between Portadown and Glentoran attracted widespread criticism and raised questions over safety concerns.
Portadown club secretary Bill Emerson highlighted those safety fears in an e-mail yesterday (Wednesday) to the IFA and PSNI.
“I am grateful to the IFA for listening to our concerns and it has been agreed in the best interests of all for both clubs to handle ticket sales,” said Emerson. “We will discuss the best schedule to cater for ticket demand and release details as soon as possible, hopefully tonight (Thursday).
“I am expecting tickets to be delivered to the club by Friday night, with sales to start on Saturday.”
Tickets will cost £15 (seating), £12 (terracing) and £8 (concession).