Tickets for the AFL Grand Final at the Gabba in Brisbane sell out in 20 MINUTES – as greedy scalpers list them online for thousands of dollars
- Clash between Richmond and Geelong at the Gabba in Brisbane set for Saturday
- Tickets from $185 went on sale on Tuesday and sold out within just 20 minutes
- Greedy scalpers took to Gumtree to resell tickets for thousands of dollars
Tickets for the AFL Grand Final sold out in minutes before popping up again on Gumtree at massively-inflated prices.
The clash between Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats at the Gabba in Brisbane is set for Saturday night with the crowd capped at 30,000 people.
Tickets starting from $185 went on sale to the general public for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday morning, and sold out within 20 minutes.
The clash between Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats at the Gabba (pictured) in Brisbane is set for Saturday, capped with a crowd of 30,000 people
‘The AFL is pleased to announce the general public on-sale for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final at the Gabba is currently sold out,’ AFL said in a statement.
‘Tickets, via the Ticketmaster platform, sold out in just under 20 minutes this morning.
‘Further tickets may become available as a result of unused allocations.’
But scalpers have already listed Grand Final tickets on Gumtree, with some listed for thousands of dollars.
One seller offered two grand final tickets for $2,000, while another is selling four for the same price.
Scalpers took to Gumtree to resell the AFL Grand Final tickets at more than what they purchased them for
AFL fans are seen sitting side-by-side in a test run of COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the October 24 grand final during the Round 18 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and Port Adelaide Power at the Gabba in Brisbane, Monday, September 21, 2020
A Gumtree spokesman called on fans to ensure the ‘legitimacy and terms and conditions’ of the tickets when speaking to a seller.
‘As the AFL grand final is being held in the Gabba in Queensland this year, local legislation states that it is illegal for anyone to resell tickets at a price greater than 10 per cent above the original ticket price.’
Furious fans who missed out on tickets took to social media to express their disappointment
‘So disappointed to have missed out on AFL Grand Final tickets,’ one person wrote.
‘Got in the queue half an hour before grand final ticket sale the on sale time, and got in the queue and sold out 20 minutes later. What a joke,’ another wrote.
‘Damn was gonna try for a grand final ticket but ended up being 13k back in the queue despite clicking as soon as it opened. Think all the tickets are sold out now,’ someone else commented.