Ireland will begin their opening game of their Euro 2020 qualification campaign against European minnows Gibraltar on March 23rd, meaning that the many of the travelling support of Ireland may be forced to watch the match on home soil.
Gibraltar, who usually play their matches in the Estadio Algarve in Portugal have informed UEFA of their intention to play their match against the Republic in their home ground, Victoria Stadium, which only holds 2,300.
The Gibraltar FA communications officer Steven Gonzalez told the Irish Times that the country intends to play all of its home matches in the Victoria Stadium, as it lessens the need for their fans to travel for home games:
We played all of our Nations League games in Gibraltar and we are working towards playing all of our European qualifiers here too.
It has been good for our fans who don’t have to travel 400 kilometres to see the team play and our results have been much better since we started playing here too.
Seeing as this will mean that Ireland may only have roughly 300 tickets to the match, we'd better make sure and find the loudest 300 hundred Ireland fans in the country in order to give Mick McCarthy the appropriate reception for his first competitive game of his second stint as Ireland boss.