FIFA World Cup Sells Over 700K Tickets in First Round
In the first round of sales, FIFA reports 742,760 match tickets sold to the 2018 World Cup, with the majority of applications from host country Russia and 47 percent from other countries including USA, Brazil, Germany, China, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, Australia, and England. “We are very pleased with the results... Read more
Bayern Munich Charged Over Fans’ Ticket Price Protest
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich after its fans launched a protest about ticket prices at last Wednesday’s Champions League match at Anderlecht, reports ESPN. During their team’s 2-1 win at Constant Vanden Stock Staium in Brussels, Bayern fans threw fake money onto the field, delaying play,... Read more
Atlanta United Land on Ranking of Top Season Tickets to Hold
In news that came as a bit shocking to this relatively casual fan of football (soccer) – Atlanta United are one of the world’s top season tickets to have a piece of, according to Bleacher Report. The piece, penned by Sam Tighe, ranks the 25 most desireable season tickets... Read more
Columbus Crew SC Will Issue 2018 Refunds After All
Updated- Columbus Crew SC owner-operator Anthony Precourt had stated last week that any 2018 season tickets already purchased would not be refunded despite a possible team move to Austin, Texas. Now, Precourt says that though he hopes fans will stay, he will now offer full refunds to those who... Read more
Research Reveals Most Premier League Tickets Go for £30 or Less
According to Sky Sports, analysis compiled by the league and professional services company Ernst & Young, using data collected from all 20 clubs, shows more than half of all attending fans are paying £30 (about $40) or less per match during the 2017-18 season. E&Y results show that the... Read more
Ticket Requests Surpass 2M Mark for World Cup 2018
Over two million requests have been submitted worldwide for ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, Russia, FIFA said in a statement on Friday. Less than two weeks ago, that number had just surpassed one million. “Russian fans lead the way, while more than 30 per cent of... Read more
New Delhi Struggles to Fill Stadium at FIFA U-17 World Cup
India has given away 27,000 tickets to the opening game of the FIFA under 17 World Cup against the United States, an official told Times of India. This year marks India’s first attempt at hosting a FIFA tournament, but sales have been poor for a number of reasons, and... Read more
FC Barcelona Playing Role in Push for Catalonian Independence
FC Barcelona is living up to their motto of being “more than just a club.” A long time proxy for the hope for the Catalonian region of Spain to gain independence from the Crown, the team has once again been thrust into the center of the turmoil between the... Read more
Manchester United Will Hire Full-Time “Ticket Tout” Officer
Manchester United reportedly plans to hire a full-time ‘ticket touting and compliance officer’ to crack down on black market ticket sales, says The Daily Mail. They will be the first English football club to employ someone for solely this purpose. Unwanted tickets for Manchester United games at Old Trafford... Read more
World Cup 2018 Sees Over 1M Ticket Requests in Two Weeks
Contrary to the woeful sales for the upcoming winter Olympics in South Korea, business is booming for World Cup 2018 in Russia, which has seen over a million requests for tickets in the two weeks since the registration period began. FIFA officials told Sky Sports News that more than... Read more