Rugby fans who miss out on World Cup tickets from the official ballot could end up paying four-figure sums just to watch group games.
The application period for Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets closed on Monday, leaving scores of rugby fans nervously waiting to find out if they have struck lucky later this month.
Those who miss out may turn to second-hand services such as StubHub, where tickets for Rugby World Cup games are already listed for prices up to 424 per cent higher than face value.
20 of the 48 World Cup group games were oversubscribed and went to a ballot for tickets across all four pricing categories. Despite the fact that general sale tickets have not yet been allocated or distributed, they have become available for purchase on “online marketplaces” such as ViaGoGo and StubHub.
The median average ticket price to watch England play in Pool A is £112.50, however that average rises to a colossal £751.66 on StubHub – a 568 per cent increase.
The frenzy to watch Stuart Lancaster’s team compete for the Web Ellis trophy is sending second-hand ticket prices skyrocketing.
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