Saturday 18 November 2017

Tickets for Ireland's crunch clash with England on sale for a whopping €2k

Ireland fans celebrate victory at the final whistle following their 18-11 win over France
Ireland fans celebrate victory at the final whistle following their 18-11 win over France

Independent Sportsdesk

Tickets for Ireland's crunch Six Nations clash with England are going for up to a whopping €2k on the internet with the booking fee alone nearly four times as expensive as the tickets themselves.

With 15,000 English fans expected in Dublin for Sunday's match at the Aviva Stadium and only 5,000 away tickets allocated, demand from across the Irish sea has been huge with many diehard supporters ready to dig deep to secure their seat at the D4 venue.

And touts are taking advantage of the demand both in Ireland and England with tickets that cost €80 at face value on sale for €1,710.38 on some websites. Throw in a booking fee of €256.56 and the bill for just one seat will come to €1,966.94.

English-based ticket website viagogo.ie have a wide range of tickets available for the 'sold out' clash with prices ranging from €460 to €1,710.38.

"IRFU policy is to only purchase tickets at face value and from trusted sellers. The IRFU sell tickets through ticket master, clubs and the IRFU website and these tickets were sold out before Christmas," an IRFU spokesperson told Independent.ie. 

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