Man City vs. Chelsea: St. Louisans Desperately Search Craigslist for Busch Stadium Soccer Tix

Update: See photos from soccer at Busch Stadium.


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Last week, Daily RFT told you why you should care that the Premier League's Manchester City and Chelsea F.C. will be playing an exhibition game at Busch Stadium.

Apparently, St. Louis soccer fans needed little convincing. The game sold out within minutes, and when we went to check out online sales yesterday, we were stuck for an agonizingly long time in the cardinals.com virtual waiting room.

All hope is not lost, though! St. Louis Craigslist and other websites are busy marketplaces for tickets today, with some pretty outrageous offers...and desperate pleas. Our favorites on view below plus a bonus e-mail from one very upset RFT reader.

Here's the waiting "room" we were stuck in yesterday.

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And on Craigslist and StubHub, we are seeing all kinds of crazy high prices. Some more than $2,000 a pop! On Craigslist, there are lots in the $400 range. And higher. And in general, there are quite a lot of postings related to the game.

There are, of course, also the folks who are very, very desperate. Some screengrabs below, followed by one ticket seeker's rant.

Broke-Ass College Students

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Torres Fan Need Not to Inquire

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I'll Know The Price When I See It

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Desperate in Chicago

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Many Exclamation Marks Necessary

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Witness History

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All The Way From Austin

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Don't Let These Slip Away!!

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Continue for an e-mail from one desperate RFT reader.


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biede.tsion
biede.tsion

I would never buy tickets off craigslist, scams are too easy on there. I bought my tickets from busch but also had to get a few more from stubhub this past week and they have a more secure system 

claytonbecca
claytonbecca

The way the entire thing has been handled is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!!!! It's disgusting & nothing but thievery, greediness gone amok & regardless of whatever feeble excuses & mindless drivel "The Big Guys" might have TRIED to pawn off on the unsuspecting public masses (& they MUST all think we WERE INDEED ACTUALLY BORN YESTERDAY!!!), the average moron can even see through their lies....EASILY ....& that doesn't even account for the majority of us who possess even HALF a working brain!!!I could honestly write a book about alllllllllllllllllll of the ENDLESS points where these numpties ballsed it up but I shall TRY to stick to the ones that likely affect MORE than just MY family

Trace Welsh
Trace Welsh

Isn't watching the children of American liberals playing soccer boring enough?

Susanne Evens
Susanne Evens

We all tried and we are all desperate for tickets!

Anon
Anon

Hah... this talk should be a head's up to MLS. If people are honestly going to pay $50+ for SRO... yeesh. Their season ends only days (maybe a week?) before. Most of the better players will have World Cup qualifiers with their National Teams to get to in the first week of June. The likelihood that most of the general fanbase will have heard of 75% of the players that step on the field is minimal. Still cool that it's coming though. 

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