Fitzgerald Stadium has been forced to reduce its standard 38,000 capacity to accommodate season ticket holders ahead of Sunday’s Super 8 tie between Kerry and Mayo.

Some 7,000 fans from both counties hold season tickets, but the seating in the grandstands is on a first come, first served basis.

The main stand at Fitzgerald Stadium can hold in and around 7,500 people but to avoid a potential crush at the turn-styles the decision has been taken to reduce capacity (for safety reasons) and once the stands are full fans will be directed to the terraces.

“Our advice to patrons who intend on traveling to the game on Sunday is to allow a plenty of time. Come early to the Stadium and enjoy the entertainment which will be provided by Celtic Steps,” said the stadium’s Tatyana McGough, “Generally speaking the Mayo GAA supporters travel in their thousands and I am sure they will be matched by the Kerry support on Sunday. From experience the atmosphere in Killarney both in the stadium and in the town will be electric.”