Fans have complained about ticketing for England’s Euro 2022 final at Wembley on Sunday, after reports of losing out to ticket touts.
According to an article from The Telegraph, fans have complained over losing out on tickets to touts that are charging up to 900% mark-ups for tickets.
Some 3,000 extra tickets were put on sale for the Women’s Euro 2022 final, which will see England take on Germany at Wembley. It is expected to be a sell-out 90,000 crowd, but some supporters have claimed they were repeatedly kicked out of UEFA’S online portal.
The additional allocation sold out quickly, leaving some fans frustrated as they had registered for a ‘priority access’ system after England had secured a spot in the final.
The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 ticketing account tweeted yesterday: “All #WEuro2022 final tickets released in the England priority access window this morning have now sold out.
“We will update here should any tickets become available for general sale at a later date.”
All #WEURO2022 final tickets released in the England priority access window this morning have now sold out.
We will update here should any tickets become available for general sale at a later date pic.twitter.com/Rari32K2L7
— Ticketing – UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEUROTicketing) July 27, 2022
However, there were many angry responses from fans that had waited in the queue before being kicked out, or were still held in the queue despite the announcement that all tickets had been sold out.
One user responded: “Priority is a lie because I got to the front at 10.02am and it kicked me out to the back of the queue.”
According to the report from The Telegraph, the face-value of final tickets was £50 (€60/$61) but they are now being sold in excess of £500 across websites such as eBay and LiveFootballTickets. When tickets for the Women’s Euro 2022 final initially went on sale, there were some available for as little as £15.