May 22 – Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have taken action over fans trying to sell on Champions League tickets at inflated prices amid fears that thousands of ticketless supporters will converge on Madrid for the final on June 1.
Tottenham have indefinitely banned three season ticket holders for trying to re-sell their tickets online while five Liverpool fans also fans punishment
Tickets for the all-English final are being resold on the website StubHub for more than £3,000 each, roughly six times the face value of the most expensive category on sale. Face-value prices are £513, £385, £154 and £60.
“Transferring or selling tickets on unofficially breaches our terms and conditions and is against the law,” Tottenham said in a statement. “We shall look to take the strongest possible action against anyone found to be engaging in such activity – including indefinite season ticket bans.”
The Liverpool fans involved could also be banned for trying to sell tickets for up to £4,500 on secondary sales sites. Serial numbers on the tickets mean Liverpool have been able to trace who they were initially sold to.
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