England Euro 2020 tickets going for as much as £10,000 a pair online

Gareth Southgate’s team will play all three of their group games at Wembley (REUTERS)
Gareth Southgate’s team will play all three of their group games at Wembley (REUTERS)

Tickets for England’s games at Euro 2020 are being offered for as much as £10,000 a pair despite strict restrictions caused by the pandemic, the Standard can reveal.

Gareth Southgate’s team will play all three of their group games at Wembley, starting on Sunday against Croatia, but only 22,500 fans will be allowed in as the stadium’s capacity has been slashed to 25 per cent due to social distancing.

Supporters will be required to show proof of a double vaccination or a negative test before entry.

But despite the restrictions, “secondary market” ticket agencies are offering seats for sale at hugely inflated prices.

One website is advertising VIP club level suite tickets for England’s game with Scotland on June 18 for £3,999.

The bill for two comes to £10,397 when a £1,199 service fee is added.

A message flashes up on screen claiming “214 people have already bought tickets for this match on our site”.

Another site says tickets for the Scotland game are available from £1,643 to £4,138. Scottish fans have only been allocated about 2,600 tickets at the 90,000-seat stadium.

A further site is selling £1,625 tickets for the opener with Croatia and £1,200 for the Group D decider against the Czech Republic on Tuesday June 22.

Tickets for England’s group stage games were priced from €50 (£43) to €185 (£159) on the official Uefa site.

Uefa said supporters are only permitted to transfer tickets into the name of friends or family if they are unable to attend due to medical reasons.

A spokesman added: “Tickets that are purchased from third-party ticketing websites and secondary ticketing platforms are invalid under terms and conditions and will not grant entry to the stadium.”

Police have also issued a warning about tickets.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor, the Met’s lead on the Euros, said: “We have a robust policing plan in place for all contingencies, which would include people going to a ground, not being allowed in.

“The advice is always if you are purchasing tickets, buy them from authorised sites.”

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