Rugby fans are angry with ticket scalpers who snapped up tickets to the Super 15 final in Hamilton this weekend.
Tickets are currently on sale on TradeMe with bids ranging from $84 a ticket to $730 for five tickets.
A sell-out crowd is expected to fill the seats at Waikato Stadium this Saturday.
There are currently 21 separate auctions listed on TradeMe selling tickets to the Chiefs versus Sharks Super 15 final.
Tickets for the final on Saturday sold out in two hours after going on sale at 8am on Wednesday.
Chiefs commercial manager Sean Austin confirms they have received reports of ticket scalping ahead of the final clash and are looking into the matter.
On their Facebook page, Chiefs team administrators say they are also aware of illegal auctions taking place on TradeMe and are working to have the auctions removed.
“Please do not be tempted to purchase tickets via these channels as ticket direct can block those tickets and you would be turned away at the gate,” a post on the Chiefs Rugby Facebook page reads.
“We understand that people are disappointed to have missed out but you will be even more disappointed spending money on tickets and then being refused entry. We will update you on the situation as information comes to hand,” the post continues.
SunLive readers are venting their anger on Facebook with posts including:
“Missed out, the guy in front of me in the line at Baycourt got the last ones. Really gutting when I’ve been to three or four games this season and workmates who haven’t been to any got them. Plus some of the $20 tickets were up on TradeMe for $200 within an hour of them selling out.”
“When I looked the four tickets were sitting at $1000 - I was online before 8am this morning at 10.40 I was still in queue, so we missed out.”
The final kicks off at 7.30pm on Saturday.