Ticket prices for the US quarter-final match against France at the Women & # 39; s World Cup is skyrocketing, with a seller listing a few tickets for more than $ 11,000 in the secondary market.
The United States worked its way into the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory against Spain on Monday to set up a fight against hosts France on June 28 in Paris, in what seems to be one of the more sought after tickets in women's sports in recent years.
The cheapest ticket on the resale page StubHub.com is currently $ 681 US while the most expensive is listed at $ 11,398, with a number of tickets for sale in $ 2000- $ 3,000.
By comparison, the quarterfinals match on June 27, Norway and England have tickets as low as $ 33, with the most expensive ticket costing $ 1
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The battle with the United States and France must take place at the Parc des Princes in Paris, so it seems natural that tickets would be in demand, but the figures for these tickets is exceptionally high even because of its location.
In fact, the quarter-finals with France are astronomically higher than those of the American women's 2015 World Cup. The quarter-finals match against China in 2015 had an average resale price of $ 165 at SeatGeek.com with the highest prices coming in the final against Japan at $ 368.
For further off-football comparison, the most sought after women's hockey ticket is at SeatGeek .com was the 2013 matchup with the US and Canada, which had an average resale price of $ 114. 2015 US Open Women's finals in tennis between Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci saw tickets with an average of $ 438 each.
Although not an international event, SeatGeek.com had an average resale price of $ 280 for the women's 2014 NCAA National Championship basketball game between Connecticut and Notre Dame.
The combination of hosts playing in Paris against the pre-tournament favorite USA, which has had strong travel assistance in France this summer, seems to have created the perfect storm for fares.
The popularity of this world championship could also be a major factor.
On June 22, after 36 games had been played for 14 consecutive days, FIFA released some of its digital numbers from the tournament group stage.
The tournament saw 433 million views on the official FIFA Women & # 39; s World Cup digital channels, got 1.25 million new social media supporters focused on women's football and had 6 million likes on Facebook.
In terms of ticket sales through FIFA itself, 1,094,639 tickets were awarded on June 20 with 70 percent stadium occupancy and 11 discontinued matches according to the world football governing body.