Practically 20 years after helping to inaugurate the Estádio do Dragão, Barcelona returns to the stronghold of FC Porto, this time for a clash in the Champions League. The Porto fans responded in force and sold out the stadium for this Wednesday, with demand far exceeding supply. Proof of this are the many attempts by fans trying to get a ticket at the last minute, willing to open their purse strings with the prospect of a historic night. On resale platforms, a single ticket for this game can cost up to 2000 euros.
It is on the North American platform StubHub that you will find the highest prices for this Wednesday’s game: defined by ticket holders, prices range from 133 euros to 2000 euros, depending on the area of the stadium chosen.
In the description of the most expensive tickets, there is an indication that the nominal ticket price is approximately 100 euros – corresponding to a grandstand seat for the general public. In other words, a potential sale represents a profit of 1900 euros for the seller. The fees charged by the platform when purchasing the ticket are also added to the consumer’s bill.
It has become increasingly common for exorbitant prices to exist for events with the greatest demand, whether in the sporting sector or cultural. How the PUBLIC reported In May, on the occasion of the game that gave Benfica the title, fans themselves sometimes hold parallel auctions to sell their tickets for the highest possible price. In the case of this game, sales are made on platforms onlineand it is not possible to directly determine the origin of the tickets.
Sales above face value are classified as a crime of speculation and one of the concerns of the Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE). In these events with high demand, it is still common for there to be reports of fraud or the sale of fake tickets, with this authority recommending special care when purchasing tickets.
FC Porto and Barcelona face each other this Wednesday at Estádio do Dragão at 8pm. “Blue and White” members had priority access to tickets, with prices between 21 and 64 euros.
Catalans and Porto lead the group H scores, after winning the opening round of the Champions League. The team led by Xavi has the Portuguese João Félix and João Cancelo, currently occupying second place in the Spanish championship, one point behind leader Real Madrid.
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