Ferguson slams ‘greedy’ UEFA for ‘killer’ Champions League final ticket pricesBy ANI
Sunday, February 20, 2011
LONDON - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson slammed UEFA for their “killer” 150 pound ticket prices for May’s Champions League final at Wembley.
UEFA has announced that 11,000 seats will be available for neutral supporters, and they will be placed in three different categories.
The lowest price for the category is 150 pounds, the middle tier is at 225 pounds and the highest price for the neutral category is 300 pounds. On top of these charges, there is a fixed administration fee of 26 pounds.
“The prices are unbelievable. It’s a killer. It’s a corporate deal, there is no doubt about that,” the Daily Express quoted Ferguson, as saying.
“It’s a UEFA decision - they have set the prices. And in some cases you’ve got a booking fee as well. 26 pounds for a booking fee- deary me!” he added.
Earlier, Competitions Director for UEFA, Giorgio Marchetti, had said that the tickets were priced suitably.
“They are based on the type of event and when you compare it to other events, we don’t think that the Champions League final is overpriced,” Marchetti had said. (ANI)