The FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter final match between the US and host nation France looks set to be the most in-demand women’s sports event ever with resale ticket prices having smashed through the $11,000 mark.
As the two tournament favourites prepare to do battle, the sold-out game on June 28 at the almost 50,000-capacity Parc des Princes stadium in Paris is generating huge interest.
StubHub has tickets for the huge price tag of $11,398 (£8,600/€9,600), with the cheapest tickets on the site going for $681. Several tickets are listing on the resale site for between $2,000 and $3,000.
In the quarter final match between Norway and England tickets on StubHub can be found for as little as $33, with the most expensive costing $170.
This year’s resale prices are significantly higher than those from the 2015 Women’s World Cup, with the US’s quarter final game against China four years ago having an average resale price of $165 on SeatGeek. The final between the US and Japan in 2015 cost as much as $368.
As of June 20, FIFA said it had allocated more than one million tickets for the tournament, with 11 matches sold out, including the Parc des Princes quarter final. Those figures included free tickets for people such as VIPs and medical staff.
In comparison to other women’s sporting events, the most in-demand women’s hockey ticket on SeatGeek was the 2013 meeting between the US and Canada had an average resale price of $114.
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