Cusack Park will host its first Munster SHC game since 1997 but season ticket holders cannot be guaranteed a stand seat for Clare versus Waterford on 27 May.

The GAA have informed holders that the limited capacity in the Cusack Park stand is far exceeded by the number of season ticket holders in the two counties and therefore the stand could not accommodate them for this fixture. 

Clare will host two Munster SHC fixtures at their home ground in the 2018 provincial competition, with Waterford coming to Ennis first, followed by the arrival of Limerick on 17 June.

While the Ennis ground has hosted qualifiers, the last Munster SHC match to be played there was the 1997 quarter-final, when the home side beat Kerry 3-24 to 1-06.

Munster GAA confirmed to RTÉ that tickets for those games will be sold as general admission on a "first come first serve" basis, with no stand tickets currently available to buy online.

Season ticket holders can get access to stand tickets as part of their package, but according to the GAA website, the access is "subject to ground capacity".

Clare GAA confirmed they have no leeway to redevelop the grounds or expand the stand area due to the location of Cusack Park in Ennis.

Cusack Park's overall capacity was increased from 14,500 to 19,000 earlier this year, with county chairman Joe Cooney confirming the news in April.

Waterford will play their 'home' games in Limerick and Cork as the 8,000-capacity Walsh Park is not considered suitable for Championship fixtures.

A season ticket does not guarantee holders a seat but instead, they will be entitled to access to the stand for matches 'wherever possible'.

According to the GAA website: "If there is no reserved seating, seats will be available in the stand on a first come, first served basis. For matches where the stand has reserved seating in operation, the section, row and seat is pre-determined."