All-English final triples demand for rubles
26 January 2009 10:01
Tomorrow's Champions League final between Manchester United has caused the demand in the Russian ruble to treble, according to the worldwide money business Travelex.
Anthony Hudson, the director of retail with Travelex, said that the demand for the ruble has tripled, showing just how many fans are going to Moscow to watch the showcase.
He added: "Whilst big sporting events abroad usually see a spike in demand for the local foreign currency we've seen travellers making larger transactions.
"This may suggest that travellers are combining the event with a few days of holiday either side"
Fans that are going to Moscow to watch the game either inside the ground or in a bar should make sure they take out some kind of travel insurance in case they lose any belongings during their trip.
Supporters that have a ticket for the game have been told that their ticket is acceptable to be used as a visa for 72 hours.