Apr 10, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT
Liverpool fans looking to head to Anfield for Sunday’s tilt with Manchester City will be forced to cough up over $1,300 to do so.
And that’s just the price for the cheapest seat, in the famous Kop section of Anfield where a season ticket directly behind the goal costs $143 less.
If the Kop isn’t your thing, a ticket in the Centenary Stand is going for $2,400. But there’s an additional kick in the pants on that one – tickets have to be bought in pairs meaning a day at the park will run you $8,392.
The numbers come to us from The Guardian, which notes that City fans have it slightly better with a seat in the away supporters section costing $722, up $648 from face value.
While the numbers are staggering they’re somewhat expected given that this is the biggest Liverpool league match in 24 years. The Reds, who last won a league title in 1989/90, will be heavy favorites to hoist the Premier League trophy with a victory over City on Sunday.
Regardless, fans are outraged. “Fans are being charged well over the odds for a ticket and it’s disgraceful,” Liverpool supporters’ group, Spirit of Shankly, told the Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool has responded to the backlash by explaining that supporters should only buy tickets through official channels and that “we regularly remind fans about the dangers of purchasing from touts and others.”
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