Ticket details have been announced for the cup final, I think in all fairness we all agree on the whole that this is the fairest way of doing it – agreed?
The FA have only allocated each side 25,000 tickets and this causes a major problem. Economics, as we have all learnt, are a matter of supply and demand. Shorten supply and the demand will push the price up. The FA have done just that and despite their own rules forbidding the sale of tickets at increased prices, have created a black market.
We all desperately want to get our ticket for the final and some will go to extreme measures to do this but remember the warning given before – click here.
There are individuals and companies out there that are trying to fleece the genuine fans for all they can, asking up to 5 times face value, and of course as we want the tickets we will pay them but bare in mind these forms of touting are highly illegal – it carries a £5,000 fine now! Some of these ‘businesses’, it is alleged, go some way to financing organised crime so some are not people you want to mess with.
Promises are being made by some of these companies, and individuals that tickets will be supplied, and these are being made before tickets are even on sale – how this is possible god only knows, one thing that I know for a fact is that there is no legal way these tickets could have found their way to these places already…
If touting can be eradicated then the genuine fans will get the tickets and will only have to pay what they are worth on face value. Yep we will ‘happily’ pay a few quid more for the privilege of knowing we will be at Wembley but this few quid more does not always guarantee that you will indeed get this ticket – and sometimes your card details can be used again after the event, or at least try to be used.
Again just be careful guys. If anyone has any stories on touting or can shed any light on any ‘suspect’ companies then please email me as ‘we’ would like to hear your stories.
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Written by pompeyrug and eastneydave.