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FA Cup Final 2015 Tickets Offered For £10,000 As Fans Scramble To Secure Last Minute Seats

28/05/2015 15:36 BST | Updated 28/05/2015 15:59 BST

Football fans are in such a frenzy to secure a seat at Saturday's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa, tickets are selling for close to £10,000 each.

General admission tickets for the match could only be purchased via the clubs, which had each been allocated 25,000 - but they sold out last week. Aston Villa announced they were all out of tickets last Friday, while Arsenal said they had none two days later. The clubs were selling tickets for between £50 and £120.

An additional 20,000 tickets were to be distributed to volunteers through the football family which includes counties, leagues, local clubs and charities, according to Wembley Stadium.

On Wednesday The Football Association attached a final two tickets to a balloon and let it go. The tickets were found near Hastings, by a woman walking her dog.

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Tickets were being offered for £9,650 each on ticketing site footballticketpad

On ticket selling site, footballticketpad.com, one user had eight tickets for £9,650 each. The cheapest tickets were offered for £725, Club Wembley Gold seats were advertised for £1,777 and Bobby Moore suite hospitality for £2,995.

Ticketbis.com had tickets selling from £972.74 to £4068.51 for VIP Wembley Gold or Executive Box seats.

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Both Arsenal and Aston Villa had 25,000 tickets to sell, but both ran out last week

Villa beat Blackpool, Bournemouth, Leicester, West Brom and Liverpool to reach the final. They haven't won the cup since 1957. Arsenal beat Hull City 3-2 to claim victory last year and have been victories three times since 2002.

And again this weekend they are hot favorites to claim the silverware. Sky Bet has Aston Villa at 5/1 to win.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm and the match can be watched live on both BBC One and BT Sport 1. But for those wanting more atmosphere than their family living room, it is safe to say most British pubs with a television will be showing it.

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