ETV managed to sell only 610 tickets from 1500 for the final concert on May 25th. The auction was held in three rounds.
The starting prize, 4500 EEK (~290 EUR) was obviously too much to pay for ordinary Estonian. The highest prize payed for one ticket was 7700 EEK (~495 EUR). ETV got 3 million Estonian kroons from the ticketsale.
Many Estonian fans have said that they would rather watch it from TV than pay such an extraordinary prize.
“Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode, Roxette, Vengaboys, Rammstein, Bloodhound Gang, Tina Turner, Pet Shop Boys have been here…but the prize has never been more than 1000 Estonian kroons” , fan complained in a comment section of Estonian newspaper Postimees.
The producer of ESC 2002 Peeter Rebane sayed that the leftover, 890 tickets, will be distributed abroad by the travel agencies and fan clubs. “There will be no auction for fans abroad and the prize for one ticket will remain 4500 EEK”, Rebane sayed.