By Chris Wright
Despite the official line being that all tickets (including the hospitality packages) are sold out, desperate/a bit silly supporters of both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly paying thousands of pounds on the black market in order to snag themselves a seat at the all-German Champions League Final at Wembley tomorrow evening.
Wembley has a capacity of 86,000 but Bayern and Dortmund were given just 50,000 seats to split between them, with the rest going to neutrals and UEFA’s “friends and family” (who were issued with 20,000).
The most expensive Wembley tickets have an official face value of £330 but, after selling out several weeks ago, most tickets are now changing hands for around the £7,000 mark. Even the cheapest £60 seats are fetching around £4,000.
However, according to Metro, Madrid-based tout website 1st4footballtickets.com are apparently charging €16,000 for a pair of tickets to the final, which works out at roughly £13,760 (which breaks down as £10,450 for the tickets and £3,310 in fees and taxes lumped on top).
Bloody hell! Them’s Arsenal prices!
Quite frankly, if you’re willing to pay that much to attend a football match then you’re either hideously wealthy or hideously moronic – or both, of course.