PIC: Irish Bruce Springsteen fan quoted price of over €9,000 for six tickets to Croke Park gig 6 years ago

PIC: Irish Bruce Springsteen fan quoted price of over €9,000 for six tickets to Croke Park gig

That didn’t take long.

The demand for tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s Croke Park concerts at the end of May is nothing short of phenomenal and a lot of The Boss’ Irish fans were lift disappointed after failing to secure them yesterday.


Inevitably, second-hand tickets are already on sale for crazy prices, as JOE reader Lilian McRory found out when trying to get her hands on some last night.

Lilian found plenty of available tickets on Seatwave, an online ticket marketplace that is officially associated with Ticketmaster.

Fans who want to sell tickets to events can do so on the site and people buying them from Seatwave do so in the knowledge that Ticketmaster will fully guarantee any tickets purchased.

<> on August 6, 2015 in New York City.


In the user agreement on their website, Seatwave state: “It's important to bear in mind that we are a facilitator or a conduit people to buy and sell tickets (in only limited cases Seatwave will sell tickets directly to Buyers).”

With sellers determining the price of the tickets for in-demand events, those prices, as Lillian discovered, can be quite high. It is then up to consumers whether or not they want to buy them.

Lillian, for example, was quoted a price of €9,103.26 (including a booking fee (including VAT) of €1,385.94) for six tickets in the lower tier of the Hogan Stand for the Friday night gig and €4,939.90 (incl. booking fee of €749.90) for 10 standing tickets on the pitch.




Lillian and her husband are huge Springsteen fans and were planning on bringing along her two nieces to the concert, but she missed out on tickets for the first date and didn’t realise that were tickets on sale for Springsteen’s second Croke Park gig (Sunday, May 29) until it was too late.

Irish music fans sure do love a bit of The Boss, but would you pay those prices for a ticket?

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