Dean Saunders has criticised the FA for selling Cup final ticket at a price which normal people cannot afford.
It was revealed on Monday the most expensive tickets for the Wembley showpiece between Manchester United and Chelsea are coming in at £145, a rise of more than 80 per cent on the same seat for last weekends semi-final.
While United and Chelsea fans could watch their teams defeat Tottenham and Southampton respectively for the most expensive ticket of £80, supporters were shocked to discover they will be charged much more than that for the final.
Tickets are available for cheaper, with £145 the highest of four bands; seats start at £45, rising to £70 and £115 before reaching the upper limit.
The story was discussed on Tuesdays Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, and Dean Saunders – the former Liverpool and Derby forward – criticised the FA for selling tickets at a level which prices out normal, match going supporters.
“Thats a hell of a rise,” Saunders said.
“So its £145 a ticket… say you take your son with you – thats £290.
“£100 petrol to Wembley there and back if you live up north… say 50 quid on food – thats an expensive day.
“You could go to Spain for the week!”
“[To justify it] the argument is it is a major, massive event – the Wimbledon final is expensive, Test matches are expensive – it is a great occasion.
“But normal people cant afford that.”
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO OF ALAN, DEAN AND LAURA DISCUSSING FA CUP FINAL TICKET PRICES BELOW…
Al, Deano and @laura_woodsy discuss the price increase during the paper review.
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