Thursday 8 December 2016

Tickets for Leicester's final home game on sale for £15,000

Sean Gibson

Published 12/04/2016 | 10:08

A young Leicester City fan laps up the atmosphere at the King Power Stadium
A young Leicester City fan laps up the atmosphere at the King Power Stadium

Tickets for Leicester City's final home game of the season are being sold for over £15,000 a pair on the internet after official allocations sold out in a record 90 minutes.

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Leicester will play Everton at the King Power Stadium on May 7, the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season, with the team chasing its first-ever top-flight title.

The clamour for tickets has never been higher and, with the match already a sellout, prices on resale websites have skyrocketed.

One online reseller quoted a pair of tickets at £15,738.28, with the cheapest home seating on the site priced at £5,200 for a pair.

If you wanted to go on your own, the cheapest single ticket was selling on Tuesday morning at £3,308.29.

A spokesman for the aspiring Premier League champions said: "Leicester City Football Club will take action against any ticket touting or any attempt to resell tickets for above their face value.

"The unauthorised sale of football tickets is a criminal offence under UK law. We encourage all supporters to report any such activity to the Club."

Tickets for Leicester's final home game of the season went on sale on Monday, and sold out in 90 minutes - a record for the club.

Like many teams, Leicester operate a graduated membership policy that allows for priority access to buying tickets.

Some fans were left disappointed, though, after having paid to join one of the lower ranks of membership to whom the Everton tickets were never made available, having already sold out.

Leicester's King Power Stadium has a capacity of 32,262 and have averaged an attendance of 32,020 at home games this season - the 12th-highest in the Premier League.

Even last season, when Leicester struggled throughout and only avoided relegation with a surge of late form, the club averaged a 31,693 attendance.

Leicester have confounded all predictions in the Premier League this season and have established themselves at the summit, seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, with five games left to play.

Prior to the Everton match - by which time the club could well have the title wrapped up - Leicester face home matches against West Ham United and Swansea City, on April 17 and 24 respectively.

Telegraph.co.uk

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