During the Champions League final.
26 may in Kiev will host the final of the Champions League match “real Madrid” vs “Liverpool”, reports Rus.Media.
Before this event, Moscow hotels have raised their room rates in tens and even hundreds of times.
Despite the fact that the cost of the ticket for the final match of the Champions League ranges from $80 to $550, the price of luxury accommodation in a three star hotel near the centre of Kiev now averages about $11,000 and comfortable double room will cost $8000.
Exorbitant prices angered British fans planning to visit Ukraine in late may. The official fan club of Liverpool said that the majority of its members do not intend to stay in Kiev for the night and are going to fly with Ukraine immediately after the finals.
About this outrageous situation, even wrote a newspaper Daily Star. The representative of the fan club Liverpool said:
“They’re trying to cash in on people. I think UEFA have something to do with it”.
“If someone will pay this price, he needs his head examined. Most of our members are working class, not the millionaires, so it is unlikely they will reserve or even look expensive.”
Ordinary fans also expressed their dissatisfaction in social networks:
“My hotel in Kiev asked for 48 bucks per night on 22-25 may. Looked just prices on 25-27 when will be the final, there is nothing below $ 900. The hotel in General is asking 8,000 for the night!”
“In Kiev, 3-star hotel requests ?18 280 for three nights, and it is somehow expensive. My friend slept on the street in Athens in 2007. it Seems that this time will have to do the same!”
“Hotels in Kiev please 3 000 – 18 000 for three nights the weekend of the Champions League… I think I’ll watch the game at home.”
Ukrzaliznytsia even invited football fans to sleep in the rest rooms at Grand Central station.
Now the indignant Kiev launched a flash mob #FreeKyivCouch4Fans, the purpose of which — free reception at home foreign fans.
Those who wish to join the action, please post the contacts in English with the hashtag #FreeKyivCouch4Fans.
“We don’t want to remember Kiev as the capital of a huckster,” he wrote on Facebook the initiator of flash mob community UkrBall.
The initiative was supported also host of “Breakfast with 1+1” Egor Gordeev. He suggested to the visiting fans are accommodated free in his apartment.
Many also offer to contact them for advice on where to stay at normal prices.