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Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico

  • Forbes.com, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:42 PM

This Saturday’s Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers around the world, is shaping up to be a particularly special occasion, Forbes reports. The combination of Luis Suarez’s long-awaited Barca debut after returning from his long biting suspension and the prospect of Lionel Messi surpassing Telmo Zarra’s all-time La Liga scoring record if he scores more than two goals against Barca’s archrival has apparently amped up demand for tickets: according to the online ticket marketplace viagogo, searches for El Clasico are up 84 percent in the past week. Meanwhile, the get-in price for tickets to the game is currently $396.98, more than double the price to any other Real Madrid home game this season.

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