Starting from scratch this season, Leicester City could create history in the coming three games by winning the English Premiere title. They are now just three wins away and must achieve the feat in their remaining five games. They are already leading the EPL charts and fans are making sure to get a glimpse of their favourite team in their last home outing on May 7 against Everton.
But tickets were sold out within 90-minutes on Monday after an online re-sale website started offering tickets at $28,000 (£15,000) a pair. According to the BBC reports, an individual ticket fetched around $5580 (£3,000).
Leicester Mercury quoted a Club spokesman as saying, “Tickets for Leicester City’s final home Barclays Premier League game of the season sold out within 90 minutes.
“There was unprecedented demand online, over the phone and in-person.”
Fans were hoping that their club membership would guarantee a ticket for the final game but the Club ruled out that possibility.
The club spokesman said, “Demand was higher for City’s final home match and penultimate league fixture of an extraordinary campaign, with the vast majority of Gold and Family Fox Members able to secure their seat.”
He added, “The unauthorised sale of football tickets is a criminal offence under UK law. Leicester City Football Club will take action against any ticket touting or any attempt to resell tickets for above their face value.
“We encourage all supporters to report any such activity to the Club.”
Leicester City are seven-points clear of their “nearest rival, Tottenham Hotspur. They will face West Ham and Swansea at their “32,312-capacity King Power Stadium”. The remaining matches wil lsee them travel to Old Trafford to play against Manchester United before the “game against Everton next month,” notes BBC. The final game will be against last year’s champions, Chelsea, on May 15.
Leicester City have already qualified for the Champions League and are very close to winning the EPL title this season.