New season ticket self scanning for all Cairde Mhaigheo and Croke Park season tickets.
Season ticket self scanning information for Mayo and Dublin supporters. On Sunday, All Cairde Mhaigh Eo card holders and Croke Park Season Ticket holders will enter through stiles 1 -8 as normal. However from this Sunday, self-scanning is being introduced, meaning that you – yes YOU – will be responsible for scanning your own season ticket. Which means no blaming anyone else if your attendance record fails to update …
So here’s how it will work: Once patrons enter the stile they will swipe their card through a card reader which will allow access while also automatically uploading their attendance. Stewards will be stationed at each of the new season ticket self scanning turnstiles to assist patrons.
Why is this happening? Croke Park announced earlier this year that they would be rolling out new systems to all GAA grounds around the country. This would obviously be on a phased basis and it seems that MacHale Park in Castlebar is the first GAA ground in line for the technological upgrade! We for one welcome our new technological overlords and when supporters scan their season tickets in the new scanners, as well as granting access through the stile, your attendance will also be recorded and automatically uploaded to Croke Park. This should mean that your attendance will be updated as soon as your season ticket is scanned, the same as what happens in Croke Park upon entry. Hopefully this should put an end to the numerous problems supporters encountered last year with their tickets not being scanned correctly and their attendance not being updated.
Mayo Club 51 strongly recommends that all supporters get to MacHale Park in plenty of time on Saturday. As with any new system, it will be new to everyone and while hopefully there will be minimal traffic jams, with the amount of season ticket holders in Mayo and Dublin, the scanning process may take a little getting used to on the first day.
Those attending with children should note that Stiles 6-8 have now been designated family turnstiles.
The turnstiles will be open a half hour earlier on Saturday at 5.00. All ticketing and match day info here.
As always, don’t forget to bring along some colour to the game – there has been a serious increase in the amount of flags appearing at games recently and it looks great. Keep up the good work!
Update: Season ticket scanners in operation for the first time last year in Mac Hale Park.