Top tickets for the England-Denmark Euro 2020 semi-final clash are reselling for up to Â£ 6,500 each on ‘bragging’ websites, MailOnline has found.
Demand for tickets skyrocketed ahead of the crucial game at Wembley on Wednesday – with a spot for Sunday’s final on the line.
Only 60,000 people will be allowed inside the stadium, which will be at 75% of its capacity due to Covid.
And with the remaining tickets purchased by the official FA fan group last night, it sparked a mad rush for tickets on resale websites.
A host ticket on LiveFootballTickets.com is listed at Â£ 6,499.
But even standard tickets sell for over Â£ 1,000, more than double their overall sale value.
MailOnline has also found people offering to sell tickets through social media, with one offering a four ticket package costing Â£ 5,000.
Meanwhile, consumer groups are warning fans about potential online ticket âscammersâ.
UEFA advises against buying from touts and prohibits the sale of tickets above the general sale value. It also doesn’t offer any compensation if a ticket seller turns out to be a scam.
Top tickets to England (pictured: England celebrating their fourth goal against Ukraine on Saturday) in the Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark are resold for up to Â£ 6,500 each on “bragging” websites, MailOnline found
LiveFootballTickets.com, which has a Trust Pilot rating of 3.9, sells England v Denmark host tickets for up to Â£ 6,500
Regular seats sell for up to Â£ 2,500 LiveFootballTickets.com ahead of Wednesday’s game
Ticket websites put a huge margin on seats for the England v Denmark game – tickets often costing over Â£ 1,000
German site Ticombo, which has a Trust Pilot 4.1 review, sells tickets for around Â£ 600
What does UEFA say about the resale of tickets?
UEFA has banned the resale of tickets above market price.
It also advises fans against buying tickets from second-hand sellers – and cautions that it offers no compensation if a website or seller turns out to be a scam.
UEFA said: “All tickets for UEFA Euro 2020 are issued by UEFA and are subject to strict terms and conditions that prevent their unauthorized resale and transfer.
âUEFA encourages fans not to be fooled by touts who demand exorbitant prices despite often not having the tickets they claim to have on sale.
âAll tickets offered for sale on secondary ticketing platforms, social networks, markets, etc. are advertised in violation of the ticket terms and conditions which all ticket purchasers agree to prior to purchase.
âOur organization has actively enforced its terms and conditions for ticket sales, including monitoring the Internet for unauthorized offers.
“UEFA will not hesitate to take action (including cancellation of tickets) when such unauthorized offers are identified.”
The concern is that larger ticket resale websites such as Viagogo and Stubhub are not currently offering England semi-final tickets for sale.
And consumer groups fear that desperate fans may now look further to get their hands on a ticket.
German ticket reseller site Ticombo currently offers tickets online, with its cheapest seats selling for around Â£ 830.
The site, which ranks high in Google search rankings, has generally positive reviews on Trust Pilot, but that’s not always the case with ticket resale sites.
Another well-ranked website in Google search is the Dubai-based Seatsnet.com, which offers tickets for Â£ 850.
But the site has a 1.6 Trust Pilot test. And a fan told the i this week that they bought five tickets for England’s group game against Czech Republic at Seatsnet for a total of Â£ 700, but never received them.
He said the company did not respond when he requested a refund, although he managed to get one through his bank.
Meanwhile, ticket sellers are also taking to Twitter to sell tickets, with several offering seats at around Â£ 1,000 per ticket.
One, Matthew Arnold, said: âI have a ticket to sell for England, Denmark. Category Two, block 117, Â£ 900. Ready to go in the app.
Another, Connor Hadfield, said: “I have a few England vs Denmark semi-final tickets for sale. Â£ 1,000 each a ticket. Open for offers. ‘
One Twitter user even offered a four ticket package for Â£ 5,000.
They said: “Four tickets to the England v Denmark game on Wednesday. Category two, upper level, near the corner flag, for sale Â£ 5,000.
While there is nothing to suggest that the above do not sell legitimate tickets, consumer group Which? urged fans to use caution when purchasing tickets from second-hand sellers.
Which? Adam French, consumer rights expert, said time: âWe see a number of websites and secondary ticket sellers offering tickets for sale.
âBut there is no guarantee that they will get their tickets or entry to the game if they buy from an unofficial seller and they could end up seriously without a pocket.
“Anyone not fortunate enough to get their hands on a ticket through the official site might better enjoy the game in a fan zone or with friends and family.”
It comes as it was announced that the official FA fan group yesterday bought the last remaining tickets for Wednesday’s semi-final.
The tickets were the last of 14,600 more tickets UEFA made available to the FA after the government said it would allow 60,000 capacity at Wembley for the game – and the other half – final between Italy and Spain.
The tickets had been offered to the English and Danish football associations. But Denmark only took about 5,000 of the additional 9,600 tickets, as Covid’s restrictions meant they could only sell them in the UK.
England enter the game against Denmark in hopes of securing a place in their first-ever European Championship final.
If they manage to win against the Danes, ranked 10th in the FIFA world rankings, they will face the winner of the other semi-final between Spain and Italy on Sunday.