Get saving your pocket money

Hey, kids! Come along to the Champions League final – it’s only £338!

It’s gonna be a bit more than that…

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£338! For one adult and one child to go to the Champions League final on May 28th and potentially see Copenhagen and Marseille battle it out at Wembley. £338!

Bit of a kick in the teeth, innit? Especially as Michel Platini said:

“Moving the Champions League final to a Saturday will give families a chance to see the game.”

However, if you want to go on your own and sit in the clouds it’ll only cost you £150. Oh, and the £26 administration fee for… well… no-one knows.

UEFA, you bunch of money grabbing…


6 responses so far
  • Phil // February 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Is scalping legal in England? Because if it is, the true price of lots of tickets will be much higher. Like any high demand sporting event. The truth is that they could probably charge lots more and still fill the stadium.

  • internet pundit // February 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I was hoping for a second there you were talking about scalping Platini or Blatter.

    In the UK we call it ticket touting

  • internet pundit // February 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Also….

    Michelle is a girls name

    Michel is Platini’s name

  • soonerscotty // February 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    What have been the price ranges in recent years??

    The Champions League Final is a bigger event than the Super Bowl and the NFL charged fans $200 (~123GBP) to stand outside the stadium to watch the game on screens.

    Not that I have the cash for a ticket or travel and expenses but, 176GBP sounds like a deal for a Champions League Final.

  • Phil // February 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Yes, but soonerscotty you fail to take account of the fact that the Black Eyed Peas won’t be playing at halftime, not will Christina Aguilera be around to drunkenly screw up the Star Spangled Banner(or the CL theme song). That’s got to be worth something. I think these tickets my be even more underpriced that I thought.

  • GOK // February 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I like Platini but to pretend that to change the day of the finaly after all these decades was to allow “families” to watch the final is an obvious lie. The reason was to let the business people a chance to actually come and watch something that they have very little understanding of. By now it’s common knowledge that Premiership teams have a more passionate following than the league games for this precise reason.

    This said, I’m sure things would have been even worse without Platini and Blatter. I do have some respect for them because they’ve shown signs of actually caring about the traditions of football.

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