Tickets went on sale for Ireland's World Cup match against Holland on 2 July 1994. The soccer game was due to be played two days later at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The heat there had worked against the Irish team before, when they lost 2 -1 to Mexico on 24 June.
Peter Collins talks to fans queuing for tickets in high temperatures in this RTÉ News report. Sean Connolly, general secretary of the FAI explains the allocation system: people with ticket stubs for all three of Ireland's previous matches get first preference, then those with two stubs, then one. Not everybody is happy with this system. One fan complains that the Dutch are giving their tickets to anyone with a Dutch passport.