Over 38,000 tickets have now been sold for next month's Liam Miller tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. 

This number includes the 7,300 tickets sold for Turner's Cross.

The organisers of the game have said the level of interest has been phenomenal, and they are anticipating a full house at this stage.

Chairman of the organising committee Michael O'Flynn said the interest reflects the unique nature of the fixture as a sporting event.

He said today's ticket sales are a huge endorsement of the decision to move the game to a bigger venue.

Earlier, Tickets.ie, the website selling the tickets, crashed for a period due to high demand. 

Stand tickets are no longer available, but tickets for the terraces are still on sale.

In a statement, the committee in charge said: "The organisers would like to apologise to anyone who had difficulty logging on to the tickets.ie website this morning.  

"The issued was caused by the high volume of people logging on to the site. The problem has now been fixed and the website is running normally.  Tickets are also now available from selected Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide."

The full squads for the Liam Miller tribute match, which is taking place on 25 September, were announced last week.

The one-off game between legends from Manchester United and a combined Republic of Ireland-Glasgow Celtic selection will take to the field in support of the late Liam Miller, who passed away earlier this year at 36.

Proceeds from the Liam Miller tribute match will be used to help Liam's wife Clare and their three children,  with Marymount Hospice among the charities benefiting from the day.

The GAA agreed to host the match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh following an outcry from the public for the stadium to be available. 

Meanwhile, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Finn, has written to the Minister for Education Richard Bruton to seek permission to give school children in the city a half day for the event.

For over 90 years, the office of Lord Mayor of Cork had the power to grant half days but this tradition was done away with in 2003 following a directive from the Department of Education.