Football: Tickets for Leicester's final home game go for as much as $29,000 a pair

Tickets for Leicester City's final home game of the English Premier League season against Everton sold out within 90 minutes.
Tickets for Leicester City's final home game of the English Premier League season against Everton sold out within 90 minutes.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON - Tickets for Leicester City's final home game of the English Premier League season against Everton are on sale for £15,000 (S$29,000) a pair on a re-sale website, The Guardian reported yesterday.

Claudio Ranieri's team are seven points clear of Tottenham at the top of the Premier League with five games to play, and need three more wins to seal one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of the English top flight.

A club spokesman told the Leicester Mercury that "demand was higher than ever" for the Everton game, for which tickets sold out on Monday within 90 minutes.

He added that Leicester "will take action against any ticket touting or any attempt to resell tickets for above their face value".

Several fans complained on the club's Facebook page that they could not get a ticket for the game despite being members, with one writing: "Gold membership! Was trying to get a ticket since 9am only to be told all sold out! Never had that problem before. People selling their tickets for a massive profit should be banned from buying tickets again."

The club said supporters' membership of Leicester City does not guarantee them a ticket.