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Ticket price hike sparks Irish Cup controversy

Coleraine and Linfield will contest this year's Irish Cup final. Credit: Presseye

Football fans have been voicing concerns about the price hike for tickets to the Irish Cup final between Coleraine and Linfield at Windsor Park.

Tickets for the showpiece decider at the National Stadium on Saturday 6 May are set to go on sale from 10am on Wednesday.

Prices appear to be set at £20 for adults and £10 for concessions.

  • WATCH: The Sun's Mark McIntosh and Damian Mullan from the Coleraine Chronicle give their views

That means a full-price adult ticket would cost £5 more than last year, while concessions have gone up by £2.

A family of two adults and two children would have had to pay £46 last year – but this year, they would be charged £60.

Concerns have been expressed that, while die-hards may pay up, the increased cost will do nothing to encourage casual supporters and grow fan bases.

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