Fans face paying £11,500 to watch England in Euros

Fans face paying £11,500 to watch England go all the way in the Euros

With just a few months to go until it all kicks off, England fans will be starting to prepare for a summer of sport with not only the Olympics in Rio but the European Championships of football in France too.

But can those die-hard footie fans really afford to watch the England team go all the way?

A recent price study has revealed that it could cost over £11,500 to watch the England men if they make it all the way to the European Championship finals.

According to Voucherbox this figure includes the price of each match day ticket, travel, insurance, accommodation, food and drink.

Those lucky fans who manage to get officially allocated the cheapest tickets by UEFA for the games could get away with paying just £228.68 for that portion of the holiday. However, those who get allocated category one tickets may end up paying as much as £1,678.29.

Despite the fact UEFA have only allocated the Football Association (FA) 23,520 tickets spread across the three group games, it's thought that as many as 50,000 England fans will travel across The Channel.

Some fans aren't too happy about the way UEFA have been allocating tickets for the Euros, claiming that smaller countries such as Albania and Iceland have been given more tickets than England.

Category 4 and 1 tickets for England's showdown with Wales cost £19.38 and £112.40 respectively at face value.

However these tickets are being resold on the open market for an average of £564 for category 4 and almost £800 for category 1.

England supporters have been allocated just 10,720 tickets for the team's opening match against Russia in Marseilles on 11 June. This is despite the fact that the Stade Vélodrome in Marseilles has a capacity of 67,000 people, according to UEFA.

Are you planning on travelling to France for the football this summer? Do you think the ticket pricing and allocation is fair? Let us know in the comments below!

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