Fan’s could face ticket chaos at Women’s FA Cup Final at sold-out Wembley this Sunday by Michelle
The FA is planning to crack down on ticket touts who are selling Women’s FA Cup final tickets for up to three times their face value price, which may result in fans being refused entry to the game between Manchester United and Chelsea.
The FA is cracking down on ticket touts and reselling sites for this weekend’s women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley, and fans who purchased tickets from unofficial channels may be denied entry.
Despite the event being sold out last week with 90,000 attendees, resale website StubHub is offering tickets for up to three times their face value price. One ticket, which allegedly grants access to a VIP bar, is being sold for a staggering £505.
The ticket being resold for an exorbitant price of £505 on StubHub is originally a Category 2 ticket with a face value of £25, located behind the goal in the East Stand. This information is listed on Wembley’s official website, making the resale price 20 times higher than the face value price.
According to a spokesperson from the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, the problem of ticket resale at inflated prices is a result of the limited allocation size provided to clubs, as reported by Mail Sport.
‘This is an entirely preventable issue which has been caused by the FA,’ they said.
‘The 8,000 ticket allocation for each team represents just 18% of the overall capacity.
‘The FA guise of being ‘supporter friendly’ has once again slipped – they should be ashamed of the measly club allocation for this flagship fixture.’
This year’s women’s FA Cup final will mark the first time Manchester United’s women’s team will play at Wembley and also their first appearance in the FA Cup final. Although the allocation size for this year’s women’s FA Cup final is double what clubs were given for last year’s final, it has still faced criticism from Manchester United manager Marc Skinner.
‘I don’t know how many it is in the men’s game, but to give clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United 8,000 tickets to sell, it’s just crazy in my opinion,’ Skinner said.
This year’s women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley is expected to break the current attendance record of 49,094, which was set last year during Chelsea’s victory against Manchester City.
It will be a big shame if fans have bought tickets in good faith and then have problems on the door at Wembley. Have you got your tickets for the Women’s FA Cup Final? Are you worried about problems on Sunday?
The match will be shown live on the BBC. See full details on how to watch the game.
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