FAI feels the pinch of Aviva costs

The Football Association of Ireland is operating in a "challenging environment" in relation to achieving future ticket sales, according to the organisation's new commercial manager.

12th May, 2012
Ireland's Damien Duff in action against Armenia. The FAI has decided not to hire additional staff to support its preparation for the 2012 games. Photo: Sportsfile

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is operating in a "challenging environment" in relation to achieving future ticket sales, according to the organisation's new commercial manager.

The FAI is also working closely with its bankers, National Irish Bank, to "continually address the Aviva issue", Max Hamilton, a former EMEA business director with America's NBA, told *The Sunday Business Post*. He was referring to significant debt repayments connected to the €400 million stadium redevelopment.

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