Rugby World Cup final tickets for sale at below face value
Tickets for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham are being traded for below face value on Viagogo
Rugby World Cup final tickets for this weekend’s clash between Australia and New Zealand are being sold for below their face value on Viagogo.
Fans are scrambling to get their hands on tickets for Saturday’s showdown at Twickenham, with Category A and B tickets trading at just under face value on the ticket marketplace.
The trading prices on Viagogo suggest that Category A and B tickets were priced too high in the first place.
Supporters are also moving quickly to get their hands on Category B tickets, which are currently trading for less than Category C tickets.
“Our service works perfectly for tournaments like this as it allows people to buy and sell tickets according to their team’s performance,” said Viagogo spokesman Oliver Wheeler.
Rugby World Cup final: Current ticket prices
Category A: From £680 to £675 (£715)
Category B: From £485 to £454 (£515)
Category C: From £440 to £469 (£315)
Category D: From £338 to £399 (£150)
Data from Viagogo shows prices on 23 October compared to current prices. Face value in brackets.
“Unsurprisingly the top ticket buying nation was England, but we also had sales as far afield as Fiji, Poland and Morocco.”
“The Rugby World Cup has fired up fans for the Six Nations, with tickets already selling well for February 2016.”
Latest RWC ticketing facts from Viagogo
· Over half of all RWC tickets sold on Viagogo since the beginning of the tournament have been bought for less than face value
· The highest price paid for a RWC ticket on Viagogo: £4,000 for England v Australia
· The lowest price paid for a RWC ticket on Viagogo: £5 for Wales v Uruguay (Cat B)
· The country which spent the most money on RWC tickets: England, second place Ireland
· The biggest drop in ticket price: Semi Final ticket Cat A – originally listed for £2,400 – sold for £246
· England’s defeat lead to the largest number of tickets being offered for resale on Viagogo for a single event, on any single day
· The biggest support in terms of ticket sales came from: England, followed by Ireland and New Zealand
· Bottom three ticket buying nations: Namibia, Romania, Samoa
· Top three non-home nations buying tickets: New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina
· RWC was the biggest event on Viagogo since we launched in 2006, even bigger than the Fifa World Cup in 2014 (tens of thousands of tickets, tens of millions in sales, from people in over 100 countries)
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