Tottenham Hotspur FC has banned three season ticket holders who listed their Champions League final tickets for resale, according to the Premiere League club.
The Spurs said they would be taking action, including implementing indefinite Season Ticket band, against those who listed their tickets for sale, as transferring or selling tickets “breaches our terms and conditions and is against the law.”
“The club has this week issued indefinite bans to three Season Ticket Holders who have listed their UEFA Champions League Final tickets for sale on a secondary ticketing platform,” a statement from Tottenham read. “We shall look to take on the strongest possible action against anyone found to be engaging in such activity.”
Additionally, the club threatened to cancel the upcoming match tickets at the Wanda Metropolitano if tickets continue to be sold by supporters, meaning the tickets will no longer be valid for entry into the stadium. Over 22,000 tickets have been issued to the local organising committe, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and the corporate hospitality programme. Spirit of Shankly and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, fan groups of Liverpool and Tottenham, released a statement calling on sponsors to return some of the tickets.
“We ask Nissan, Playstation, Gazprom, PepsiCo, Banco Santander, Mastercard, Heineken and Expedia Group to help redress the balance in the current unfair allocation that means fans of both competing clubs receive less than 25 per cent of available tickets,” the fan groups said in a joint statement. “Please do not ruin one of the biggest occasions in the club’s history by selling on your ticket and profiteering from fellow Spurs fans.”
Both groups said that a gesture like this would help “life the occasion by increasing the number of passionate fans inside the stadium,” therefore maximizing each team’s standing.
The high number of resale tickets may have to do with ticket allocations and travel difficulties. Liverpool and Tottenham supporters issued a statement earlier this month noting the “measly allocation from UEFA” and called for more transparency in the allocation process. The match is set to take place on June 1 at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
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Last Updated on May 21, 2019 by Olivia Perreault