Cape Town - Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl has defended ticket prices for the 2012 Absa Currie Cup final at Kings Park on Saturday (kick-off 17:00), saying that a semi-final did not carry the same stature as a final, which saw the "crème de la crème" of both teams, featuring all their Springboks, clashing to determine the "top provincial team of the year".According to the Mercury newspaper, at R350 a ticket for the Currie Cup final against Western Province, numerous Sharks fans have complained the tickets are too expensive.A ticket for last weekend's semi-final against the Blue Bulls cost R150.Nevertheless, Van Zyl said he sympathised with fans who, because of the current economic conditions, could not afford tickets, and had tried to assist by keeping prices the same as they were in 2010 when the final was last played in Durban. Van Zyl said he believed that the match would be sold out.On Monday, 13 136 tickets went on sale at 08:30 – 8 053 at the stadium and 5 083 at Computicket. By the afternoon, 2 093 had been sold, while a number of fans on the Sharks' Facebook page expressed their unhappiness at the prices. HAVE YOUR SAY: In these economic times, what do you feel is a reasonable price to pay to watch the Sharks and WP contest the Currie Cup final? Send your thoughts to Sport24.