Sunday 21 January 2018

Anyone for tennis at just €17,500?

NORA O'BRIEN

Andy Murray's second successive Wimbledon final has prompted a frenzy of fans trying to get tickets, with one pair of tickets changing hands for €17,500 (stg£15,000).

The Scot's victory yesterday sent Murray mania into overdrive, according to ticket seller Viagogo. The online marketplace registered more than a million searches as fans tried to get their hands on tickets for the final, with one pair of tickets listed for a record £71,000 (€82,000).

Overnight after Murray's semi-final victory, demand for tickets to the men's final rose by 412 per cent. And one pair of debenture tickets (the only types of tickets permitted to be resold) has already gone for £15,000.

The sale of the tickets for £7,500 each is a a huge increase on the £4,500 a ticket sold for last year.

Irish Independent

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