It’s happening again: the whole ticket-buying world seems desperate to get into Anfield, or frankly anyplace Liverpool are playing. Buying a ticket to a Liverpool home game has become one of the most expensive propositions you can shoot for.
This happened last year, as well — particularly around their last game of the season, at home against Wolverhampton. With the possibility they could win the league for the first time in 29 years, prices for that one briefly topped the Champions League Final.
They didn’t win it, of course, so now it’s been 30 years, but this time it looks pretty good. The question, then, is when do they clinch? And when do they lift the trophy?
It’s already hard enough buying Premier League tickets, and Liverpool — with worldwide demand and only about 54,000 seats — is by far the priciest in the country. In fact, even when they play away from home, the price roughly doubles from the normal amount. Southampton-Burnley might go for $150, but Southampton-Liverpool is $400 — for the same seats.
The real madness this year is again at the end of the season. As of this (Christmas) week, with the Reds unbeaten and 10+ points clear at the top of the table, the assumption is their last home game of the season, against Chelsea, will be a celebration of the title, possibly including the actual trophy lift.
As such, the hospitality packages I offer for Liverpool home games are currently priced at $3,000 and up for the Chelsea game May 9.
But what if they clinch earlier? That thought explains why their April 25 home game against Burnley is $1,300 to $2,000. Two weeks before that, against Aston Villa, it’s $1,000 to $1,300.
Oh, and their actual last game of the season at Newcastle? Stone cold sellout.
Assuming they keep winning, I figure these prices aren’t going anywhere but up.