Tickets for Leicester’s final home game selling for £8,000

Date published: Tuesday 12th April 2016 4:30

Leicester City: Stunning title triumph

Leicester City: Stunning title triumph

Tickets for Leicester’s final home game of the season against Everton are on sale for almost £8,000 online as fans react with disappointment after missing out.

Remaining tickets for the visit of the Toffees on May 7- where the Foxes could win the Barclays Premier League title – sold out in 90 minutes on Monday.

Claudio Ranieri’s side need three wins from their final five games to seal a stunning title success after being 5000/1 outsiders at the start of the season.

Season tickets sold out last May with the club setting a cap of 23,000 in the 32,500 capacity King Power Stadium.

Leicester also have tiered memberships available – with Family and Gold holders getting first priority on home tickets, with Silver and City members next in line – but membership does not guarantee a ticket.

After the match sold out, one online retailer was selling single tickets for £7,869.14 on Tuesday morning.

“Demand was higher for City’s final home match and penultimate league fixture of an extraordinary campaign, with the vast majority of Gold and Family Fox Members able to secure their seat,” said a club spokesman.

“The unauthorised sale of football tickets is a criminal offence under UK law. Leicester City Football Club will take action against any ticket touting or any attempt to resell tickets for above their face value.

“We encourage all supporters to report any such activity to the Club.”

Supporters’ club chairman Cliff Ginnetta also said fans were aware of the situation at the start of the season and while he sympathised with those who missed out, he believes the club are not to blame.

“It was made clear at the start of the season, we had a meeting with the football club and they explained to everyone about everything. It was always going to be tight,” he told Press Association Sport.

“I can understand people getting upset now but it’s supply and demand and the demand is full. There are people I have known for years and last year they were taking the mick and saying they weren’t going to pay to see them because they’re rubbish and now they want a ticket.

“It’ll be the same people if the Tigers get to the (rugby European Cup) final.

“It’s not only been the camaraderie with the staff and the players, it’s been with the fans since we were in League One. That has swept the club along and there’s a real hardcore of fans and the club have been loyal to them.”


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