Liverpool reporter Simon Hughes has expressed his disgust at the prices Reds supporters need to pay to watch the Champions League final.
The Premier League outfit will face Real in Paris on May 28th, having overcome Villarreal in the semi-finals. Despite the Parisian stadium being able to hold a capacity 81,338 crowd, Liverpool and Madrid will receive an allocation of just over 19,000 each. On top of that, prices range from £50.32 to £578.63.
Speaking on the latest The Red Agenda podcast episode, Hughes shared his anger at the situation. He said, “The ticket situation appalling really. I mean, UEFA put all those extra tickets on a ballot, and to see the prices of people who’ve won on that ballot, charging extortionate amounts of money. That is not a solution to solve football’s ticketing problems for big games, absolutely appalling.”
TIF Thoughts on the ticketing issues
Hughes is 100% right – the prices for the game are outrageous. However, this is, unfortunately, nothing new, and UEFA know just how much demand there will be for this match. They will push up the prices as far as they can possibly go until no one pays up.
The allocations are another laughable affair, and show how little care is given to actual supporters. Until fans around the world make a stand and refuse to go along with UEFA’s demands, though, the situation will never change.