A South Premium West Bay ticket for India vs Pakistan World Cup 2023 sold at over Rs 19,00,000 on viagogo
Published: October 7, 2023
Tickets selling at exorbitant prices
While the tickets for the much-awaited India vs Pakistan match at the 2023 World Cup were sold out within minutes on the official ticketing partner Bookmyshow.com, viagogo, a global online platform for sport tickets, still has over 100 tickets available.
Comparing prices with other matches
Checking the same seats for an England vs New Zealand game at the Narendra Modi Stadium on October 5 showed a huge price difference. The South Premium West Bay ticket was priced at only Rs 6,000 for this match, while for the India vs Pakistan match, the price started at Rs 66,000 and went well over Rs 19,00,000.
Other ticket prices
- Tickets for the India vs England fixture in Lucknow have a starting price of Rs 2,34,632.
- The starting price for the India vs Afghanistan match at Arun Jaitley Stadium is Rs 38,877 for the cheaper East Stand and goes up to Rs 2,34,622 for “Section: Category A”.
- Tickets for the India vs Australia match in Chennai range from Rs 31,340 to Rs 9,31,295.
Pricing manipulation and availability
The price range on viagogo for the India vs Pakistan match continues to fluctuate with the availability, with prices ranging from Rs 66,000 to well over Rs 19,00,000. Viagogo is currently giving free home delivery facility to customers, but charges a nominal delivery fee of close to Rs 400 for each ticket.
Concerns and actions taken
Bookmyshow.com has already flagged the issue of tickets being resold on viagogo to the organisers of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Bookmyshow.com has received criticism on social media for the long waiting time and tickets for India matches being sold out quickly, while viagogo offers a simpler ticket purchasing interface, albeit at a much higher price.
Viagogo is a global online platform for live sport, music, and entertainment tickets. It aims to provide ticket buyers with a wide choice of tickets to events worldwide. The website also allows individuals and event organisers to sell spare tickets and reach a global audience. Viagogo is the world’s largest secondary marketplace for tickets to live events and clearly states that prices are set by sellers and may be above or below face value.
Note: The content of this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of viagogo or its practices.