The organizer of the upcoming Bangkok football friendly between Manchester United and Liverpool scrambled to explain how an online-ticket seller obtained 20,000 tickets which it then sold at a discount.
Vinij Lertratanachai, executive of Fresh Air Festival Co., which is organizing the overpriced “The Match: Bangkok Century Cup 2022”, on Friday clarified reports that online retailer and YouTube celebrity Pimradaporn Benjawattanapat, better known as Pimrypie, spent about 400 million baht on tickets to the match for discount resale through her live social media sessions.
He said that the discount tickets came from the quotas of both football clubs and were designated for foreign fans. They were not made available via Thai Ticket Major.
The match is scheduled for July 12 at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.
Vinij said that both football clubs had tickets for overseas spectators but couldn’t sell them, especially at prices more expensive than the Champions League Final.
Remaining tickets were sent to Fresh Air Festival and were not made available through normal retail channels.
Pimrypie approached the promoter to buy the remaining tickets, which she then sold at significant discounts.
Meanwhile, Fresh Air Festival denied on its Facebook page that it had sold tickets for a concert rehearsal of Hong Kong singer Jackson Wang or a private dinner with the singer or football players from the clubs.