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Is anyone really going to pay £3000+ to watch a football match?

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banned8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Just wondering as news articles are reporting:-

cheapest flight to moscow now - £1500 (min stay 4 days)

cheapest hotel - £100 per night so £400

cheapest ticket online £1250

There was a time when football was for the working classes. Just what were UEFA thinking hosting the biggest club competition in the world in the world's most expensive city and not even in Europe!
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banned8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Its not entirley UEFA's fault, yes ok not the best city - I doesnt have the travel network for easy access.

But no matter where it is there will always be a huge mark up becuase it's in demand.
#2
What,s £3000 in the grand scheme of things anyway.......................it,s not as if it,s a matter of life or death...............yeah....i know............it,s more important than that!.....................
#3
yeah mancs and chelsea fans, lol
#4
It's absolutely disgraceful imo. And the Russian authorities are now charging £65 for a visa as well. Some of the extraordinary price-hikes are also detailed in the article below. I'm with you csiman on the working class thing. The worst part of all this is that it is exactly those people least able to afford this who are being shafted. I hate the way that the 'bread and butter' fans of football are being squeezed silly. It is their money that keeps the whole industry alive, but then they are priced out of the very game that should be a celebration of their input. If anything, finals should be subsidised for season ticket holders .... in an ideal world, eh?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/may/01/championsleague.manchesterunited
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#6
The papaer are quoting rubbish prices.

I was at the game last night and straight after my mate was getting texts of flight deals etc.. from his pal on the internet.

He had found flights which needed a two night stay for £250!
Hotels are about £100 per night
Match ticket, for Chelsea season tickets you could probs pick up one offically for about £65
Visa approx £100 (with fees)

Overall you could do a couple of nights for around £800 if you can get a offical ticket
Likewise Thomas Cook match day break is £700 (for the day!)

So your talking about £1K for what might be a once a liftime opportunity
#7
There's a simple answer though isn't there, don't pay the price and don't go.

All the time people pay these silly prices nothing will happen.

To be honest in my opinion anyone that pays £3.000 for a 90 minute football match needs sectioning anyway. Pure madness !
#8
At the end of the day the companies will only charge what people are willing to pay - if people don't want to pay ££££ then they shouldn't. No-one is forcing them to, and if the grass-roots support dries up then the companies will rethink their pricing.

(This was seen in Greece during their Olympics - no-one was paying the stupid prices for tickets for a lot of the events, so they were been given away in order to get people in to the stadium.)

Similarly, clubs change strips every season only because they know loads of people will buy the new one - if enough people stopped buying team shirts at £40+ every season then the teams would stop changing the strips as often as they do.

It's called 'Economics'.
banned#9
especially when its on down the local pub for free where its more of a laugh :-D

unless you're a chelski fan of course ;-)
#10
cis_groupie
At the end of the day the companies will only charge what people are willing to pay - if people don't want to pay ££££ then they shouldn't. No-one is forcing them to, and if the grass-roots support dries up then the companies will rethink their pricing.

(This was seen in Greece during their Olympics - no-one was paying the stupid prices for tickets for a lot of the events, so they were been given away in order to get people in to the stadium.)

Similarly, clubs change strips every season only because they know loads of people will buy the new one - if enough people stopped buying team shirts at £40+ every season then the teams would stop changing the strips as often as they do.

It's called 'Economics'.


csiman
especially when its on down the local pub for free where its more of a laugh :-D


Exactly !
banned#11
crow99;2004453
The papaer are quoting rubbish prices.

I was at the game last night and straight after my mate was getting texts of flight deals etc.. from his pal on the internet.

He had found flights which needed a two night stay for £250!
Hotels are about £100 per night
Match ticket, for Chelsea season tickets you could probs pick up one offically for about £65
Visa approx £100 (with fees)

Overall you could do a couple of nights for around £800 if you can get a offical ticket
Likewise Thomas Cook match day break is £700 (for the day!)

So your talking about £1K for what might be a once a liftime opportunity

Let us in on the £250 flights please as i just did a search and it couldnt find any flights available for 0-2 days before the final takes place.............:)
#12
Only around £1000 for a lifetime opportunity.................................so perhaps your wife and children wont be having a holiday this year.....................get a job?.........now you are really having a laugh...................
#13
All those poor fans bleating about the cost ......................here is a thought..............they could have booked cheap flights,hotels 6 months ago and if their team failed to qualify they could have taken their wife/girlfriend on a 2/3 day trip to moscow.....................but instead want to spend all that money on themselves
#14
csiman
Let us in on the £250 flights please as i just did a search and it couldnt find any flights available for 0-2 days before the final takes place.............:)


I dont have the details of what flights they were looking at last night, although suffice to say that in the previous 13 hours prices will have gone up even more.

Although if you use SkyScanner and Orbitz you can still find combinations for less than £750 - Im not saying its cheap but not quite the £1500 the BBC is reporting, best deals obviously if your willing to change.

antenna
Only around £1000 for a lifetime opportunity.................................so perhaps your wife and children wont be having a holiday this year.....................get a job?.........now you are really having a laugh...................


I didnt mention only.
Personally I dont have any kids and at no point did I mention that I was going, if it was a option I would have considered it but like your other post would have booked flights etc.. as soon as Chelsea got to the final. Oh and either way Im taking my wife to the states for a holdiay in Sept :)

I really dont get attitudes like this. Just because you might not be able to afford or want to pay these prices doesnt mean other people wont or can't.

As mentioned its simple economics and if a someone is earning a good salary with a high disposable income it isnt really a issue likewise its more than 90mins of football its a few day trip for a experience which some people may have been hoping they would get all there life.

Different strokes for different folkes
#15
antenna
All those poor fans bleating about the cost ......................here is a thought..............they could have booked cheap flights,hotels 6 months ago and if their team failed to qualify they could have taken their wife/girlfriend on a 2/3 day trip to moscow.....................but instead want to spend all that money on themselves


This just sounds really bitter, do you think women dont like football and that husbands/parteners just spend all the familys money on football :?

A lot of people would have booked well in advance, with their partners or on their own.
Personally whenever I go to a European Away (about once a season) me and the Mrs choose somewhere we ever want to go or a random place where we would never go otherwise.

I dont just say "Oi Women, I'm spending £3k on going to football so thats the holiday out!"
#16
I'll be going!! Although I dont have a ticket :-(
#17
i paid £3000 for the match
plasma - £1500
lazy boy recliners - 2 @ £600 each
the rest - beer and snacks OH BABY lol

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