TICKET touts are selling access to England’s showdown with Germany for thousands of pounds.
Fans have been warned to avoid buying Euro 2020 tickets for inflated prices through the reselling platforms.
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We found tickets for next week’s match being resold for as much as £3,000 for one seat, despite UEFA’s ban on tickets being sold on at above face value.
England will face Germany at Wembley on Tuesday, June 29.
It comes after the team beat the Czech Republic to come top in its group and progress into the next round of the tournament.
The match will be The Three Lions’ biggest international fixture at the stadium since they were beaten by Germany in the Euro 96 semi-finals.
Wembley’s capacity is 90,000 but just 40,000 fans will be allowed into the stadium due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
Intense demand and a short supply of tickets has pushed prices up on secondary ticketing platforms.
Live Football Tickets – a reselling site – is advertising tickets for as much as £3,000, and also charges fans a huge £900 in additional service fees.
On reselling site Ticombo, tickets for the England v Germany game start at £695, rising to £1,366.
Meanwhile, The Times reported that a single ticket had been on sale on another platform for £10,000.
In comparison, UEFA’s official ticket prices start at €50 (£42.75) for a category three seat, rising to €185 (£158.16) for a top-tier ticket.
However, there are no tickets for the game available on the UEFA website as they were already allocated in a ballot.
Adam Webb, campaign manager at anti-touting group FanFair Alliance, said: “I would advise fans to avoid online secondary ticketing platforms.
“These predatory websites are typically based overseas, they don’t comply with UK laws, and they simply enable large-scale ticket touts to target British consumers.”
The Sun has contacted Live Football Tickets and Ticombo for comment.
Be aware of the risks
Mainstream reselling sites Viagogo and Stubhub don’t currently have any tickets available for the game.
If you do end up buying a resold ticket online, you should be aware of the risks involved.
According to Citizens Advice, you might be refused entry if you’re not the person named on the ticket.
Certain football match tickets cannot be resold unless the match organiser has authorised it.
You might have an invalid ticket and be refused entry if the event organiser decided to cancel resold tickets.
There is also the risk that you have been duped into buying a fake ticket.
Any rights you might have to a refund or exchange could be affected if the event is postponed or cancelled – especially relevant during the pandemic.
Fans should keep an eye on the official UEFA Euro 2020 ticket website in case more general admission seats become available for future games.
If you have registered as an England supporter on the Football Association website, you should receive an email on any upcoming ticket sales.
Otherwise you might have to settle for catching the action on TV either at home or at the pub.
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