Champions League final tickets: How much do they cost and where can I buy them?

Unfortunately it's too late to buy tickets through official channels meaning tickets are now being sold for more than £1,500

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With the Champions League final on the verge of being decided, attention will undoubtedly turn to the purchasing of tickets.

Unfortunately, if you're only just starting to look, you've left it a little bit late to buy tickets at a reasonable price from the official Uefa website.

Only 20,000 tickets went to season ticket holders and supporters of the two clubs, with a further 6,000 going on general sale. The rest of the tickets, 24,500, inside the 70,500-seat Olympiastadion in Berlin will go to sponsors, corporate partners and Uefa members.

Applications from the website took place between 5 and 23 March, with each applicant allowed a maximum of two tickets.

Those who did apply via the lottery, successful or not, were informed on 10 April, with tickets sent out by post at the end of the month.

If you were successful and have yet to receive your tickets through the post then visit the Uefa websites.

Tickets were priced between €70 (£50) for Category 4 and €390 (£280) for Category 1.

But now that they are no longer available, a search by The Independent revealed the cheapest tickets being sold on ticket exchange websites are now costing more than £1,500 each for single Category 4 seats, with Category 1 tickets going for around £3,000.

Barcelona have already booked their place in the final

If you don't want to go alone, a premium is being put on multiple tickets - we found a pair of Category 1 seats at the half-way line for £12,000 each.

Hospitality packages, originally priced from €2,450 (£1,768) are now fetching between £5,000 and £20,000 each.

The final takes place on Saturday, 6 June