UEFA stand by ticket pricing
Published 21/03/2011 | 12:37
UEFA today ruled out any change to the ticket prices for the Champions League final at Wembley in May despite Michel Platini admitting they were too expensive.
The cheapest ticket on public sale for the final on May 28 will be £150 plus a £26 booking fee and UEFA president Platini has said family tickets should be half the price they are on sale for.
But UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said at a news conference in Paris today: "The ticket prices for Wembley will not change - the ticket sales have already started and the president expressed his opinion about that."
The final will be the second time it has been played on a Saturday - a move Platini championed to enable more families to attend.
Platini said in French sports daily L'Equipe: "It's good that we have been alerted about it and we are going to look at it again in the future."
He added that the pricing "isn't brilliant".