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Leicester fans cry foul as ticket prices soar for final home match against Everton

Want to attend Leicester's penultimate match of 2015-16 Premier League season against Everton on May 7? It's going to cost you.

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Sports' greatest underdog story of 2015-16 is calling for its most expensive ticket.

Tickets to Leicester's final home match of the season against Everton on May 7 sold out in a record time of 90 minutes on Monday to Gold and Family Foxes members, with some prices reaching as high as £15,000 on the resell market.

"Demand was higher for City's final home match and penultimate league fixture of an extraordinary campaign, with the vast majority of Gold and Family Fox Members able to secure their seat," said a club spokesman in a statement issued on April 11.

Aside from the club's 23,000 season tickets, the Foxes offer a tiered membership that begins at the top with Family and Gold memberships then runs down to Silver and then City. In 2013-14, the club had sold out on 1,500 gold memberships and this season had exhausted their maximum amount in all categories.

But the club is assuring that the membership description was clear from the beginning and that they are not in the wrong despite many members being left out of a potentially historic moment for the Foxes.

"It was made clear at the start of the season, we had a meeting with the football club and they explained to everyone about everything. It was always going to be tight," said Supporters' club chairman Cliff Ginnetta in an interview with Press Association Sport.

"I can understand people getting upset now but it's supply and demand and the demand is full. There are people I have known for years and last year they were taking the mick and saying they weren't going to pay to see them because they're rubbish and now they want a ticket.

The reselling of tickets above face value is also a criminal offence under UK law, and the club is taking action to make sure fans get their fair shot at witnessing the potentially historic match at the King Power Stadium.

"Leicester City Football Club will take action against any ticket touting or any attempt to resell tickets for above their face value," said the club.

"We encourage all supporters to report any such activity to the Club."

King Power's current capacity is 32,312 and the Foxes will play West Ham and Swansea in front of that crowd before travelling to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on May 1. With five games remaining, Claudio Ranieri's side need three wins to secure what would be one of the greatest accomplishments of the modern sports era.