UEFA have revealed the prices for tickets to this season’s Champions League Final at Wembley on May 28.
The cheapest tickets that are going on general sale will cost fans a whopping £176.
These are for “Category Three” tickets and involves the payment of £150 for the match ticket as well as a £26 administration fee.
“Category Two” tickets will cost £251 including the admin fee, whilst the most expensive tickets on general sale, “Category One,” will cost fans £326.
However, for fans of the clubs involved in the final, the cheapest tickets will be priced at about £80 and UEFA Director of Competitions, Giorgio Marchetti, believes that the prices being charged by UEFA are in line with other major sporting events.
He said: “We don’t think that the Champions League final is overpriced.
“We do not want to squeeze every single penny out of the market.
“We have to benchmark this event against other comparable events, like for example the final of the Euros and the World Cup.
“Last year there was already a significant increase compared to the previous editions but it’s nothing to do with being in London and it is still priced below comparable events.”
However, the cost of an adult ticket and a child’s ticket on general sale would be the equivalent of £364 – an outrageous amount, especially when Michel Platini, UEFA President, moved the final to a Saturday to enable more kids to attend the final.
“Moving the Champions League final to a Saturday will give families, especially children, chance to see the game” said Platini when he made the decision to move the final from it’s usual Wednesday slot to a Saturday tea-time kick off, some 24 months ago.
Not really sure many kids or families are going to be able to afford these prices.
UEFA expects to make around £14m from the final at Wembley, some £3m more than they made from last season’s final at the Bernabeu in Madrid.