We build up our Champions League final coverage with a look comparative study about ticket prices

This weekend sees Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid go head-to-head on club football’s biggest stage, with the 2016 UEFA Champions League final set to kick-off at Milan’s famous San Siro stadium at 8.45pm local time on Saturday (7.45pm BST in the UK).

In Ticketbis.net’s complete guide to the 2016 Champions League final you can get the lowdown on the managers, the captains, the clubs, their routes to the final, their European history, the rivalry between the two teams and much more.

Will Atletico Madrid avenge their dramatic late defeat to Los Blancos in the 2014 final and win this competition for the first time in their history? Will Real Madrid add to their astonishing tally of 10 European Cup wins?

Can Cristiano Ronaldo increase his haul of 16 goals as the 2015-16 Champions League’s top scorer or could it be Atlético’s talented French marksman Antoine Griezmann who settles the affair? Will Cristiano be fit on Saturday despite his declaration that he is?

Below we focus on the changes and evolution of Champions League final ticket prices over the years.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo be fit for final?

Will Cristiano Ronaldo be fit for final?

Champions League final ticket prices

Exclusive data from Ticketbis also shows how the anticipation is building ahead of the final with fans searching for tickets on the open market.

The cheapest ticket on Ticketbis for the 2016 Champions League final is currently available for a cool £736, whilst the average price for secondary market tickets is £1,535 for this Saturday’s game. You may think this is over the top, but read on…

Remarkably, these figures are in fact cheaper than the £1,959 average price dished out for the 2015 final and also cheaper than the price of £1,716 which was the average amount paid on the open market over the last five finals.

So far the most expensive ticket for the upcoming final was purchased for £5,119 by an Italian fan.

However, this figure falls short of the extraordinarily price of £8,704 for a VIP ticket bought from Hungary for the Juventus vs. Barcelona final last year in Munich, which holds the title of most expensive ticket ever bought for a sporting event on the platform.

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