25th April, 2012
Manchester City and Manchester United fans, who would like to be at the Etihad Stadium to watch live Monday’s Premier League game will cough out the sum of (£1,300) an equivalent of N325,000.
That works out at £14 a minute to see the crunch match for Wayne Rooney’s Reds at City’s 48,000-seat capacity stadium.
Extra police have been drafted in and there are fears the ticket frenzy might lead to rival fans sitting next to each other. Senior officers have warned that anyone spotted in the wrong section will be thrown out.
A Manchester Police spokesman said: “We’d warn fans that if they buy tickets online they could be fakes and if home fans end up in the away end or vice versa they’ll be identified early on and ejected.”
A Manchester City spokesman said: “We’d always advise fans to only purchase match tickets through the official club channels.”