Tickets for England v Denmark on sale for as much as £6,500 online
Tickets for England v Denmark selling for £6,500 online: Price of Wembley seats at Euro2020 semi-final skyrocket on tout sites 24 hours before Three Lions’ historic clash
- Ticket websites have raised prices for tickets for England’s Euro 2020 semi-final
- England play Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday, hoping to progress to final
- A total of 60,000 fans will be allowed inside the stadium on Wednesday night
- Consumer groups have raised fears that could be ‘scammed’ buying tickets
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Top tier tickets for England’s Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark are being re-sold for up to £6,500 each on ‘touting’ websites, MailOnline has found.
Demand has soared for tickets ahead of the crunch match at Wembley on Wednesday – with a place in Sunday’s final at stake.
Only 60,000 people will be allowed inside the stadium, which will be at 75 per cent capacity due to Covid.
And with the remaining tickets being bought up by the FA’s official supporters group last night, it has sparked a mad rush for tickets on resale websites.
One hospitality ticket on LiveFootballTickets.com is being listed at a staggering £6,499.
But even standard tickets are selling for more than £1,000 – more than double their general sale value.
MailOnline also found people offering to sell tickets via social media, with one person offering a four ticket bundle costing £5,000.
Meanwhile, consumer groups are warning fans of potential ‘scam’ online ticket touts.
Uefa advises fans against buying from touts and has a ban on selling tickets above general sale value. It also does not offer any compensation if a ticket seller turns out to be a scam.
Top tier tickets for England’s (pictured: England celebrate their fourth goal against Ukraine on Saturday) Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark are being re-sold for up to £6,500 each on ‘touting’ websites, MailOnline has found
LiveFootballTickets.com, which has a 3.9 Trust Pilot review, is selling hospitality tickets for England v Denmark for as much as £6,500
Regular seats are selling for as much as £2,500 LiveFootballTickets.com ahead of Wednesday’s game
Ticket selling websites have put a huge mark-up on seats for the England v Denmark game – with tickets often being priced at more than £1,000
German-based site Ticombo, which has a 4.1 Trust Pilot review, is selling tickets for around £600
What does Uefa say on ticket reselling?
Uefa has a ban on re-selling tickets above market cost.
It also advises fans against buying tickets from second-hand sellers – and warns that it does not offer any compensation if a website or seller turns out to be a scam.
Uefa said: ‘All tickets for Uefa Euro 2020 are issued by Uefa and are subject to strict terms and conditions which prevent their unauthorised resale and transfer.
‘Uefa encourages fans not to be duped by touts who demand exorbitant prices despite often not being in possession of the tickets they claim to have for sale.
‘Any tickets which are offered for sale on secondary ticketing platforms, social media, marketplaces etc. are advertised in breach of the ticket terms and conditions that all ticket buyers agree to before the purchase.
‘Our organisation has actively enforced its ticket terms and conditions, including by monitoring the internet for unauthorised offers.
‘Uefa will not hesitate to take action (including cancelling tickets) where such unauthorised offers are identified.’
The concern comes as larger ticket resale websites such as Viagogo and Stubhub are currently not offering England semi-final tickets for sale.
And consumer groups fear that desperate fans may now look further afield to get their hands on a ticket.
German-based ticket resale site Ticombo is currently offering tickets online, with its lowest priced seats selling for around £830.
The site, which appears high on the Google search rankings, has generally positive reviews on Trust Pilot, but that is not always the case with ticket reselling websites.
Another website to rank high on Google search is Dubai-based site Seatsnet.com, which is offering tickets for £850.
But the site has a 1.6 Trust Pilot review. And one fan told the i this week that the they had bought five tickets for England’s group game against the Czech Republic from Seatsnet for a total of £700, but never received them.
He said the company did not reply when he asked for a refund – though he did manage to get one through his bank.
Meanwhile, ticket sellers are also taking to Twitter to sell of tickets, with several offering seats at around £1,000 per ticket.
One, Matthew Arnold, put: ‘I have one ticket for sale to England Denmark. Category Two, block 117. £900. Ready to go in app.
Another, Connor Hadfield, put: ‘Got a couple of England vs Denmark semi-final tickets for sale. £1,000 each a ticket. Open to offers.’
One Twitter user even offered a four ticket bundle, for £5,000.
They said: ‘Four tickets to England v Denmark game on Wednesday. Category two, upper tier, by the corner flag, for sale £5,000.
While there is nothing to suggest those above are not selling legitimate tickets, consumer group Which? have urged fans to exercise caution when buying tickets from second-hand sellers.
Which? consumer rights expert Adam French told the Times: ‘We’re seeing a number of websites and secondary ticket sellers offering tickets for sale.
‘But there’s no guarantee they will get their tickets or entry to the match if they buy from an unofficial seller and they could be left seriously out of pocket.
‘Anyone who isn’t lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket through the official website might be better off enjoying the game in a fan zone or with friends and family.’
It comes as it was announced that the FA’s official supporters group yesterday bought up the last remaining tickets for the semi-final on Wednesday.
The tickets were the last of the extra 14,600 tickets Uefa had made available to the FA after the Government said it would allow capacity at Wembley to be 60,000 for match – and for the other semi-final between Italy and Spain.
The tickets had been offered to the English and Denmark football associations. But Denmark only took around 5,000 of the 9,600 extra tickets, because Covid restrictions meant they could only sell them within the UK.
England go into the game against Denmark hoping to secure a place in their first ever European Championship final.
If they can secure victory against the Danes, ranked 10th in the Fifa World Rankings, they will face the winner of the other semi-final between Spain and Italy, on Sunday.
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