The exact number will be made clear next Monday, after next Sunday’s other semi-final clash between Mayo and Dublin.
The number of tickets already mooted however is more than the number of people registered as members of County Donegal GAA clubs.
With up to 40,000 Donegal fans at Croke Park last Sunday for the semi-final win over Cork, it’s already clear that there will be many disappointed fans.
However paid-up members of clubs appear to be in the best position to get their hands on tickets which will cost €80, with no concessions for children, students or the over-65s.
Many clubs are reporting ticket requests from overseas (our pic shows fans outside the White House on Sunday!).
The St Mary’s Club in Convoy is already taking orders, warning that club members only will get priority.
Brid Sweeney from the Naomh Mhuire club said some people think there will be plenty of tickets when they will be “like hen’s teeth.”
She went on: “I’ve already had requests from home and abroad, but people don’t realise how few we will get. I had one stupid request from someone asking for ten tickets as if I could print them off there and then!
“There simply won’t be enough tickets to supply demand. Clubs will try to do their best to help members and patrons.”
Ms Sweeney said she had to go on to Facebook to explain this to fans.
Many clubs are already discussing holding fun days on the day of the final, with big screens being erected to cater for fans who won’t make it to Croke Park.