Wembley Champions League final tickets prices highest ever

The cheapest general sale tickets for this season's Uefa Champions League final at Wembley will cost £176

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
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General sale tickets for this year’s Uefa Champions League final at Wembley are set to go on sale next Thursday – but they will be most expensive in the tournament’s history.

Fans will be able to apply for up to two tickets per person from an allocation of 11,000 between 24 February and 18 March, but the cheapest tickets for this season’s final in London will cost £176.

For fans of the clubs involved in the final however, the cheapest tickets are expected to be priced at around £80.

Applications for the general sale tickets must be completed through Uefa’s website, and despite the huge price tag, demand is still expected to exceed supply, and a ballot will be used to decide who is successful.

The tickets will be priced at: Category 1 – £300, Category 2 – £225 (or £338 for an adult and child package), Category 3 – £150 and Wheelchair – £80, along with a £26 booking fee.

Uefa’s director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti defended the vast costs at the ticket launch at London’s City Hall on Thursday.

He said: “The prices are based on the type of event and when you compare it to other events we don’t think that the Champions League final is overpriced.

“We do not want to squeeze every single penny out of the market. We have to benchmark this event against other comparable events, like for example the final of the Euros and the World Cup.

“Last year there was already a significant increase compared to the previous editions but it’s nothing to do with being in London and it is still priced below comparable events.”

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