Challenge Cup Final tickets create controversy ahead of Huddersfield Giants’ clash with Wigan Warriors

The Challenge Cup Final is set to take place this weekend as Huddersfield Giants take on Wigan Warriors at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

On a Saturday afternoon with a bank holiday, people would perhaps have predicted ticket sales to be booming – particularly with Huddersfield Town also playing at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

However, there was a bit of furore on social media when it was realised that the Rugby Football League (RFL) had decided to make tickets free for a section of people, presumably, poor ticket sales ahead of the crunch fixture on Saturday.

Comments such as it was a shame if you had already bought your ticket – especially if you are a large family forking out hundreds of pounds to go watch the final – took over social media.

However, the RFL has sought to clarify its position, stating:

“In reference to comments about tickets being made available for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next weekend, a limited number (less than 200) have been made available through Tickets for Good, to allow NHS staff to attend the event. We do the same with Tickets for Troops. Anyone who has claimed these tickets but is not entitled to them via being registered with Tickets for Good will have their tickets cancelled next week.”

Whether or not the magic of Wembley has been lost by diverting to another part of London instead, it is not exactly the issue that needs to be raised just a week before the event.

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