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Attempts to Sell Overpriced EJ Tickets Irks Football Club

Wednesday 11 November 2009 @ 15:46 - GMT

Watford FC claim attempts to sell overpriced tickets for Elton's May 29 concert on eBay are in incredibly poor taste.

The former Watford chairman is holding the benefit show to raise money for the cash-strapped club, but that hasnt stopped people putting tickets on online auction site eBay for more than double their face value.

According to the Observer, one seller is offering two tickets with a combined worth of £200 for £500 while another is asking for £999 for two tickets, a hotel room and a "goody bag."

Watford FCs head of customer sales Michael Jones said: The sellers are breaking the terms and conditions of sale imposed by Watford FC and at this stage we do not intend to mail out the tickets in question.

Whilst not contravening the rules of ticket sales on eBay, we believe the attempt to sell these tickets for profit is in incredibly poor taste when you consider that Sir Elton is putting on this benefit concert to raise money for the football club.

That said, we shouldnt allow the actions of two individuals to over shadow what has been a very successful sales process and with thousands of tickets being available for general sale at face value, we dont believe they will achieve their aim for profit anyway.

More than 8,000 tickets for the concert were sold in the first two hours on Monday.

Watford FC season ticket holders were given priority on Monday and Tuesday and the rest of the Watford FC database have the chance to purchase as many as 20 tickets today and tomorrow.

The capacity for the concert, which is to include special guests, at Watford FCs Vicarage Road stadium, is 23,000 and the club are confident there will still be seats available when tickets go on general sale on Friday.