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AFL players selling grand final tickets to Adelaide fans

  • AFL players selling their own tickets to desperate fans for thousands of dollars 
  • Some Adelaide fans said they would pay more than 10 times the original price
  • Adelaide Crows are taking on Richmond Tigers on Saturday at the MCG

AFL players are selling their own tickets to desperate fans for thousands of dollars.

Some Adelaide fans said they would pay more than 10 times the original price for tickets, which varied from $150 to $410, for Saturday’s clash between the Crows and Richmond at the MCG.

This has made way for a black market involving AFL players selling their seat allocations for up to $2,500 each, The Advertiser revealed.

This AFL fan is willing to pay $2000 for two tickets to Saturdays clash 

These tickets are listed on Ebay for $510 each 

These tickets are listed on Ebay for $510 each 

About 25,000 Adelaide supporters registered in last week's ballot out of 73,000 fans (stock image) 

About 25,000 Adelaide supporters registered in last week’s ballot out of 73,000 fans (stock image) 

About 25,000 Adelaide supporters registered in last week’s ballot out of 73,000 fans.

Now disappointed supporters who missed out are now hunting for other ways to watch Saturday’s game.

Tickets are also being advertised on websites such as Ebay for thousands of dollars, with fans willing to pay.

But authorities have warned not to buy scalped tickets because the AFL grand final is a ‘declared event’ which means it is illegal to sell tickets for it above the original price.

Some Adelaide fans said they would pay more than 10 times the original price for tickets, which varied from $150 to $410, for Saturdays clash between the Crows and Richmond at the MCG (MCG pictured) 

Some Adelaide fans said they would pay more than 10 times the original price for tickets, which varied from $150 to $410, for Saturdays clash between the Crows and Richmond at the MCG (MCG pictured) 

AFL spokesperson Patrick Keane defended the league’s ballot ticket system.

‘It is designed to recognise as best possible the contribution that all groups make to the overall success and strength of the game, knowing we are not capable of meeting the demand for entry for the showpiece match

‘We increased the number of club allocation tickets this year.’ 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the AFL for comment.  

Now disappointed supporters who missed out are now hunting for other ways to watch Saturday's game (stock image) 

Now disappointed supporters who missed out are now hunting for other ways to watch Saturday’s game (stock image) 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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