‘Don’t let UEFA pretend they saved football’: Fans vent their fury after being charged up to £800 for Euro 2020 semi-final and final tickets at Wembley Stadium as some supporters admit they ‘may give it a miss’
Football fans have unleashed their anger at UEFA after Europe’s governing body in the game charged as much as £800 for tickets to the Euro 2020 finals at Wembley Stadium, with the cheapest coming in at £167.
Both the semi-final and final of the European Championships will be held at England’s national stadium, with ambitious Three Lions fans hoping Gareth Southgate’s team can make it to the latter stages on home soil.
But frustrated supporters have hit out after being met with the daunting prices when attempting to purchase a ticket, with one claiming the charges ‘some up modern football’ after the worst seat was set to cost just under 200 euros (£170).
Fans have hit out at UEFA after charging huge prices for Euro 2020 final tickets at Wembley
Some supporters accused the organisation of failing to consider them with seats being sold for a maximum of £800
‘195 Euros the cheapest tickets for the Euro semi finals,’ wrote one furious fan. ‘Surely something needs to change.’
Another questioned whether UEFA were putting supporters first, saying: ‘The price of tickets for the Euro 2020 final. Don’t let UEFA pretend they saved football and have the fans interests at heart…’
A fan stunned by a €295 price tag for seats with a restricted view said it ‘summed up modern football’, adding ‘f**k UEFA’.
A supporter who had successful claimed category 2 tickets in her basket said she was tempted to snub the opportunity.
Fans are hoping England can reach the latter stages of the tournament, which are being held at the country’s national stadium
‘Got tickets for the Euro final in my basket but at €595 euros each I think I may give it a miss,’ they said.
‘UEFA on the ESL: “Football is for the fans”, wrote one fan sarcastically. ‘Also UEFA selling tickets for the Semi final of Euro 2020…’ before showing a picture of his basket showing prices of up to 595 euros.
Prices have since gone up to 945 euros (£811) for category 1 tickets, 755 euros (£648) for category 1 with a restricted view, 595 euros (£511) for category 2, 475 euros (408) for category 2 with a restricted view, and starting at 300 euros (£257) for category 3.
UEFA’s website showed category 1 tickets were being sold for up to 945 euros
England fans have already been able to enjoy four Euro 2020 games at Wembley Stadium – with all group stage games against Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic taking place at the national stadium, and a knockout tie against Germany to come on Tuesday evening.
It is not the first time supporters have been frustrated over Euro tickets. Some had bought seats for a last-16 clash in Dublin – now set to be played against Germany at Wembley – two years ago, but UEFA cancelled them after the tournament was delayed by Covid-19 and put them on general sale.
Many had gambled on the team topping their group and playing in Dublin, but UEFA launched a flash sale, with thousands waiting to re-purchase tickets only given an hour’s notice.
What was left of the 22,500 general allocation was snapped up in minutes and tickets are now being touted online for up to £4,000.