The ticketing price structure of this season's Irish Cup semi finals has faced a massive backlash amongst fans, who believe the price of tickets is excessive.

Both semi-finals this season will be all-ticket matches, with adult tickets costing £15 and concession's priced at £8. That means that the full adult price has risen by £3 since last season's equivalent fixtures - an increase of 25%.

Both semi-finals and the showpiece event will be hosted at the new-look Windsor Park, which has a capacity of 20,000.

Linfield are set to take on Championship One outfit Lurgan Celtic on Friday 1 April, 7.45pm, with Crusaders clashing with Glenavon the following afternoon.

Fans have pointed out that six years ago, when the new Aviva stadium opened in Dublin, tickets for that year's FAI Cup final were sold at 10 and 5 Euros, and attracted a record crowd of 36,000.