PHILADELPHIA (WJZ) — When Pope Francis comes to the U.S. later this month, ticket scalpers plan to make a profit from his visit.
Pope Francis will be in Philadelphia on September 26 and 27 as part of his visit to the U.S. and Cuba.
Hundreds of people on eBay and Craigslist are trying to sell train tickets to the pope’s visit for up $40, which is four times their face value.
But according to the city’s commuter rail line, only about half of the available 200,000 tickets have been claimed.
A SEPTA spokesperson is urging those who are interested in a ticket to buy them through SEPTA’s website and pay the standard rate of $10.