Leadership / 05.23.19
Champions League Final: Tottenham Ban Three Fans Indefinitely for Selling Tickets on Secondary Market
The Independent (United Kingdom) (05/21/19) Burrows, Ben
The Tottenham Hotspur U.K. football club announced an indefinite ban on three season ticket-holders for listing their tickets to the Champions League final in Madrid on "a secondary ticketing platform." The Spurs added, "We shall look to take the strongest possible action against anyone found to be engaging in such activity." Both clubs have received 16,613 tickets each for the June 1 game meeting, meaning demand will far outstrip supply. Some 22,300 tickets have been made available to UEFA and national associations, commercial partners, and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality program, with advocacy groups urging them to return some of their allocation. The Liverpool group Spirit of Shankly and the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust have requested sponsors to consider gifting some of their allocation back to fans who will unable to attend their respective clubs' over-subscribed ballot. "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 percent of available tickets," the groups stated.
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Tags: Sports , Reselling , News , Secondary Ticketing