Wembley Sell-Out Leaves Touts Charging German Fans £14,000 For Champions League Final Tickets

Chris Wright

24th, May 2013

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By Chris Wright

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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.

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  1. Fnarf says:

    I’m sure that as always we will be treated to the sight of many of those UEFA bigwig and entourage seats sitting empty, right on the center line, as various dimwit celebrities and bureaucrats and functionaries won’t even bother to turn up (or step away from the bar to watch the game if they do). Ooh, I say, Michel, is there any of that foie gras left?

  2. Ross says:

    Crazy how UEFA divide up the allocations! I know 2 people that have tickets too, lucky gits!

  3. Si says:

    20,000 tickets for UEFA’s “friends and family”? That is a bloody disgrace. I’d be interested to know whether such seats are paid for because, if not, it would explain the hyper-inflated prices that the poor fans are having to pay (to subsidise them).

  4. Jarren says:

    Rather unpleasant business all round.

    The Germans should have been issued with 80,000 tickets.

    6000 is more than enough for the odd neutral (let’s be honest, most UK fans will be content with the telly and a 6 pack).

    As for the touts, it’s a disgraceful business. The whole idea of touting tickets is sickening, when you think of all the true fans who are being denied.

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