As the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland is set to kick off tonight, all of us at Future Ticketing are excited to wish the clubs and their players the very best of luck, both on and off the pitch.
With the number of match goers on the rise from last year, we expect that the SSE Airtricity League will attract over 500,000 attendees in 2020. The big Dublin Derby, Shamrock Rovers vs Bohemians on Saturday is already sold out, and we are anticipating to see an increase in the number of sold-out games this season.
On average, attendances at League of Ireland matches powered by Future Ticketing’s digital platform grew by 13% last season. Last year, attendances at Bohemians were up 35%, Shamrock Rovers up 21% and St Patrick’s Athletic up 17%. A record 7,021 people attended the big derby game between Shamrock Rovers and Bohs at the Tallaght Stadium last August and Richmond Park, Oriel Park, The Showgrounds and United Park all hosted sell-out fixtures during the season.
Last year we worked with the top seven League of Ireland Premier Division Clubs and we are delighted to welcome newly-promoted Shelbourne FC to Future Ticketing this year. Over the three years that Future Ticketing has been involved in the league, there has been, continued growth in attendance and with season ticket sales for our clubs up 17% and pre-sales for this week’s games up 29% we’re confident that we will continue to see that number rise.
At Future Ticketing, we are honoured to partner with eight of the premier league clubs as they continue to grow their fan base and drive attendances at their home games.
As official ticketing partner, we get to shout for multiple teams as the season progresses. From everyone at Future Ticketing, we wish you well in 2020 both on and off the pitch and especially as you continue to drive up attendances and promote the sport.