• Short Summary

    TICKETS FOR THE WORLD CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY ON SATURDAY ARE AT A PREMIUM. AND?

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    WEMBLEY, LONDON, UK (JULY 18, 1966) (REUTERS)

    GV EXT..WEMBLEY STADIUM
    SV ENCLOSURES
    CU SIGN "TICKET HOLDERS ONLY"
    SV TICKET TOUTS TRYING TO SELL TICKETS
    SV SPECTATORS INTO COACH-PARK
    CU EMBLEM ON COACH
    SCU NAME ON SIDE OF ANOTHER COACH
    CU ANOTHER TOURIST COACH
    SV TICKET TOUT SELLS TICKETS (2 SHOTS)
    SCU INTERVIEWER AND TOUT PAN TO CU OF TOUT
    SOF BEGINS-TOUTS LIKE YOU..."SOF ENDS....OBVIOUSLY"
    SV TOUT SELLING TICKETS - PAN ACROSS TO WEMBLEY STADIUM

    TRANSCRIPT:
    INTERVIEWER: "...TOUTS LIKE YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE AN ENORMOUS KILLING ON THIS WORLD CUP FINAL - IS THAT TRUE?"
    TICKET TOUT: "ON THE ACTUAL FINAL ITSELF, YES. OF COURSE ON THE PREVIOUS GAMES WE'VE LOST QUITE A LOT OF MONEY. I WAS GIVING TICKETS AWAY FOR NOTHING MYSELF, FOR THE SEMI FINAL AND ALL THE PREVIOUS GAMES."
    INTERVIEWER: "NOW HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ON THIS FINAL?"
    TICKET TOUT: "WELL I CAN'T ANSWER THAT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. SOME PEOPLE WILL MAKE HUNDRED --EVEN THOUSANDS -- OF POUNDS, I SUPPOSE, IF YOU'VE GOT ENOUGH TICKETS".
    INTERVIEWER: "NOW -- HOW MANY TICKETS HAVE YOU GOT FOR THE FINAL?"
    TICKET TOUT: "MYSELF, I'VE GOT ABOUT 60 LEFT".
    INTERVIEWER: "AND WHAT SORT OF PRICES ARE YOU CHARGING FOR THEM?"
    TICKET TOUT: "WELL AT THE MOMENT I'M CHARGING ABOUT TWENTY POUNDS FOR A THREE POUND FIFTEEN SEAT."
    INTERVIEWER: "IS THAT GOING TO CHANGE?"
    TICKET TOUT: "WELL POSSIBLY. SOMEBODY'S TOLD ME THAT THERE'S THOUSANDS OF GERMANS COMING OVER HERE WITHOUT TICKETS, SO I SUPPOSE IT'S ALL A QUESTION OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND, AND POSSIBLY TOMORROW AND SATURDAY OUTSIDE THE GROUND THEY'LL BE FETCHING THIRTY, FORTY POUNDS".
    INTERVIEWER: "WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PEOPLE WHO BUY TICKETS FROM YOU AT THESE PRICES. DO YOU THINK THEY ARE MUGS?"
    TICKET TOUT: "WELL THEY'RE MUGS TO THE EXTENT THAT WHEN THEY WERE FIRST ADVERTISED IF THEY WERE THAT KEEN TO GO, THEY SHOULD HAVE APPLIED THEN. IT'S ALL A QUESTION OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND AND IF THEY WANT TO GO NOW THEY'VE GOT TO PAY OBVIOUSLY".

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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TICKETS FOR THE WORLD CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY ON SATURDAY ARE AT A PREMIUM. AND ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIAL MATCH BETWEEN ENGLAND AND WEST GERMANY TICKET TOUTS MAY BE ASKING MORE THAN GBP50 STERLING FOR A SEAT ORIGINALLY WORTH GBP3. 15 SHILLINGS - AND GETTING THE MONEY.
    THE VALUE OF TICKETS INCREASES ACCORDING TO DEMAND, AND ALTHOUGH IN PREVIOUS GAMES THE TICKET TOUTS HAVE HAD ONLY MODERATE CUSTOM, THE FINAL IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE THOUSANDS OF TICKET-HUNGRY FANS. ONE TOUT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS FOR HIMSELF AND HIS COLLEAGUES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOWV33UNHKIYFP3ZN2C4O3WPK
    Media URN:
    VLVACOWV33UNHKIYFP3ZN2C4O3WPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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