Euro 2024 opening game sees resale tickets rise above £12,000

Scotland fans are looking at a price tag of more than £12,000 (€14,000/$15,000) for the opening game of this summer’s Euro 2024 against hosts Germany – if they purchase through an unauthorised reseller. 

Reports have surfaced around tickets for the June 14 opener at Munich’s Allianz Arena being listed on resale platforms for far more than face value.

While category one tickets are officially priced at £513 (€600) for the opening game, one company called Football Ticket Net is offering up to four tickets at £12,800 each. The cheapest tickets for the match were made available at £43 (€50) for the ‘fans first’ initiative, with seats located behind the goals.

Further resale sites are claiming to have more than 1,000 tickets available for the game, according to a report from the BBC.

When organisers of the Euro 2024 tournament announced their ‘fans first’ ticketing strategy, it was revealed that one million tickets could be obtained for less than €60, with 270,000 available for as little as €30. The most expensive tickets for the rest of the group stages were available for €200, while tickets for the Euro 2024 final ranged from €95 to €1,000.

Additionally, ‘Prime Seats’ were available in category one for the opening match for €900.

A total of 2.7 million tickets were made available for the competition, which runs from June 14 to July 14. A final public sale opened on Thursday last week.

UEFA warned that fans who purchase tickets from unauthorised outlets risk not being able to enter games.

European football’s governing body opened an official resale platform for the competition earlier this year.

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