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Why we are unable to post football ticket alerts.

Written on Thu 26 Nov 2015

Recently Scarlet Mist received a request to set up an event alert for a Liverpool Football Club European tie.  We had to decline this request but thought it would be fair to explain why we had to do this.

In the UK the resale of football tickets is illegal under section 166 of The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 unless the resale is authorized by the organiser of the match. This restriction was introduced by the Government to prevent hooliganism.  By working with the Premier League clubs to obtain official authorization, some clubs have set up partnerships with resale companies.  Other than in the case of football tickets, there is no legal restriction against reselling tickets in the UK

The following three pieces of legislation deal specifically with ticket touting or resale for football matches:

• Section 166 of The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/33/contents
• Section 53 of The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/38/section/53
• The Ticket Touting (Designation of Football Matches) Order 2007 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2007/790/contents/made


 

Comments on 'Why we are unable to post football ticket alerts.'

That is absolutely ridiculous.
Football clubs have basically given carte blanche to these resale companies by hooking up with them!!

I’m a Tottenham Hotspur fan and the Club have teamed up with StubHub for reselling tickets. They have a service fee of £10 per ticket and sellers can set their own prices, swinging the door open for touts.

Anyone can start a fight at any event and more often than not, hooligan groups arrange fights nowhere near the stadium these days so to me there is no excuse why football tickets cannot be resold like gig tickets are because it’s still about true fans getting tickets for the team they support.

Posted by dj619 on 03 Dec 2015      Report abuse or inappropriate comments

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