Buying frenzy for final game of Women's World Cup

FIFA 16 adds women to the roster
FIFA 16 adds women to the roster

Watching the U.S. bring home the World Cup trophy cost some fans an awful lot of cash.

Sunday night's FIFA Women's World Cup championship game -- which pitted the U.S. against the defending champions from Japan -- was a hot ticket. Sales took off after the U.S. team clinched its spot last Tuesday, doubling the listing prices on ticket exchange sites.

Overall, fans spent $3.4 million on tickets in the secondary market, according to, at an average price of $374.

The game was played in Vancouver, and it's the most expensive ticket to a North American soccer game that has on its books.

Those are still bargain prices compared to a seat at the men's World Cup final in Brazil last year, which had an average resale price of $5,508. But the Women's World Cup tickets were more expensive than the men's qualifier game against Mexico in September 2013.

That was the second-most expensive North American soccer game, and resale tickets sold at an average price of $293.

The most expensive seats to Sunday's championship match sold at an average of $664, while the cheapest nose-bleed seats sold at $243.

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