Summer concerts net €7 million bonanza for GAA Garth Brooks alone will bring in Euro 1 million per night

The GAA is set for a €7 million bonanza from hosting country star Garth Brooks and boy band One Direction at Croke Park this summer.

9th February, 2014
Garth Brooks: the star visited Croke Park recently ahead of his sold-out summer concerts. Picture: Newscom

The GAA is set for a €7 million bonanza from hosting country star Garth Brooks and boy band One Direction at Croke Park this summer.

Each one of the Brooks concerts alone will net the organisation up to €1 million per night from stadium rental, food and beverage sales, said a senior GAA source. Dublin's tourism industry will also benefit from an influx of 70,000 Brooks fans, with 17.5 per cent of tickets for the...

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