The Liam Miller Tribute Match taking place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been confirmed as a complete sellout by organisers, with all 45,000 tickets having been bought up by the general public in the last two days.
Just under 38,000 tickets went on sale Monday morning with the demand for tickets so high the website had to be taken down temporarily, the remaining tickets were sold back in July when the game was scheduled to take place at Turner’s Cross before the GAA allowed the game to go ahead at the much larger Páirc Uí Chaoimh .
The match itself will see a Roy Keane captained Manchester United Legends side take on a Republic of Ireland and Celtic combined selection on Tuesday the 25th of September.
Familiar faces such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin, Rio Ferdinand, Andy Cole, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt will lineup for the Manchester United side, while Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, Kevin Kilbane and Richard Dunne will lineup for the Celtic/Republic of Ireland side.
Speaking on the news of the sellout Michael O'Flynn, Chairman of the organising committee stated: "We are absolutely thrilled that so many people are supporting this wonderful event in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
"We would like to thank everyone again for their fabulous support. It's a ringing endorsement of the GAA's decision to donate the use of their stadium and we thank them wholeheartedly.”
He added: "This will be a unique sporting occasion in Cork, not only because of the calibre of the soccer stars who will be taking part, but also because it will feature both soccer and GAA sports at the same time.
"It will be a fantastic tribute to Liam Miller who was one of Cork's sporting heroes and a great celebration of sport in Cork."
All proceeds from the Tribute Match will go toward Liam’s wife Clare and their three children to rebuild their lives, while Marymount Hospice will be among the charities also benefitting from the day.