Landsdowne no longer an (Irish) lion’s den

Had enough bad news about Ireland’s rugby washout on Saturday? Well Brendan Fannings been brooding about how Landsdowne Road limited seating is being bought up by wealthier away fans turning it increasingly into an away ground. He doesn’t see prices dropping with the new 50,000 seater. Indeed one of the revolutions of the big Italian stadia like the San Siro, is that’s it’s brought cheap seats to big sport. Now, there’s always Croker!

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