Friday 9 December 2016

Basic ticket for All Blacks match will cost you €600

Jane O'Faherty

Published 09/11/2016 | 02:30

5 November 2016; Conor Murray of Ireland is congratulated by team-mate Simon Zebo, right, after scoring their side's third try against New Zealand during the International rugby match between Ireland and New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
5 November 2016; Conor Murray of Ireland is congratulated by team-mate Simon Zebo, right, after scoring their side's third try against New Zealand during the International rugby match between Ireland and New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Official vendors were sold out well in advance of next Saturday’s clash, but other sellers are still offering a chance to catch the action at a much higher price (Stock picture)

Rugby fans without a ticket to Ireland's next match against the All Blacks could expect to pay almost €600 for a standard seat.

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Prices for the sold-out Guinness Series game continue to skyrocket, especially in the wake of Ireland's historic victory at the weekend.

Ireland’s Andrew Trimble tackles Liam Squire of New Zealand during’s Ireland’s famous victory. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images
Ireland’s Andrew Trimble tackles Liam Squire of New Zealand during’s Ireland’s famous victory. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Official vendors were sold out well in advance of next Saturday's clash, but other sellers are still offering a chance to catch the action at a much higher price.

London-based website Viagogo is selling tickets, with prices starting from €271.64.

Prices on the same site rise to €336.74 for Row A spots, while some tickets for the west/east upper tier are going for €381.64. The most expensive tickets on the site are those on the west/east lower tier, for €897.98.

Meanwhile, Seatwave.ie is offering category A tickets, which range in price from €342.25 to €599.

Ireland players celebrate at the final whistle after their victory over New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images
Ireland players celebrate at the final whistle after their victory over New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Seatwave.ie, which is a Ticketmaster company but only facilitates ticket sales by third-party sellers, is also selling premium tickets priced between €475 and €750.

Separately, Premiertickets.ie had advertised tickets on sale with prices starting at around €300 before taking down the webpage. None of the websites responded when contacted by the Irish Independent.

Official tickets originally cost a fraction of what is being asked on such websites.

Tickets to the Aviva Stadium match ranged from €25 to €95 for standard seats, while premium and corporate options cost around €120.

The IRFU was unavailable for comment last night, but has previously strongly advised fans not to seek tickets from disreputable or unofficial sources.

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