A-League fans could be forced to spend more than $1000 for tickets to the grand final between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.
Football Federation Australia announced on Monday afternoon that the game was a sellout, with more than 30,000 people expected to cram into the Hunter Valley arena.
Within minutes of news spreading about the full house, tickets started appearing on Ticketmaster's Resale site - with two seats advertised for nearly $1300.
Supporters took to social media to show their dismay at the legal scalping - many believing that people had purposely bought tickets in the anticipation of a sellout for financial gain.
Let's be clear that ticket scalpers are the biggest c*nt around. pic.twitter.com/8iif2qwAYC— A-League Memes (@TheRealALM) April 30, 2018
Went to buy A-League tickets for my son. 1:05 all sold out, but @Ticketmaster actively offering tickets from scalpers on their resale site. This is 5 mins after general availability. pic.twitter.com/b8Rsjnsnmh— Wayne Ingram (@opticpow) April 30, 2018
And to those people who got tickets purely for the purpose of putting them up on ticketmaster resale or eBay for 200% higher than face value your the lowest type of bottom feeding vermin.— Julian Daw (@JulianDaw) April 30, 2018
Saturday's crowd at McDonald Jones Stadium is expected to be the biggest at the venue since its recent redevelopment.