The last tickets for the 538 Orange Day on April 24 in Breda have been auctioned for thousands of euros. A regular ticket costs 37 euros, but according to Omroep Brabant, sometimes up to 15,000 euros is offered. For that amount, two people get access to the party. The entire proceeds of the auction will be donated to the food bank, organizer Radio 538 reports.
538 Orange Day is one of the so-called fieldlab events, where researchers look at how events can be kept safe. The party will be held at the Chasséveld in Breda. All visitors, employees and other stakeholders must undergo a rapid test beforehand.
The event, with 10,000 visitors the largest fieldlab event to date, was already sold out at the radio station yesterday. More than a million tickets had been requested. The tickets were distributed by draw. The last tickets were offered today on Vakantieveilingen.nl.
Radio 538 warns of scammers offering tickets to the party. “Because our tickets are personalized and therefore non-transferable, we actively warn all Orange fans via Radio 538 and our social media channels about scammers.”
Criticism from the catering industry and virologists
Local catering entrepreneurs reacted indignantly to the plans for the event, because the catering industry must remain closed. Breda’s mayor Paul Depla announced that he understood the catering industry in his city. He said he would like to discuss with Radio 538 whether there is a role for the catering industry in the event.
Outbreak Management Team members and virologists have criticized the large number of testing events. Given the number of infections and hospital admissions, they think that the tests with large-scale events radiate too much optimism while, according to them, there is no reason to do so.