Newcastle Fans On A Winner With Ticket News
Newcastle United have signed a deal with viagogo, Europe’s online ticket marketplace. The agreement means that fans wanting to buy and sell tickets can now do it openly and legally.
By partnering with viagogo, Newcastle United have now enabled any season ticket holder to put their ticket up for sale for any match, then other fans can buy them weeks in advance of the match.
I’ve lost count how many times personally over the years that I wished there was something like this available and personally, I hate turning up at a match like say sunderland at home – only to find that there is an empty seat near you. Not everybody has loads of mates like you and me…that you can pass your ticket onto.
Selling your seat
- Season tickets holders can list their seat for free on a no sale no fee basis.
- You can list your seat at any price but it has to be at least match day price.
- You do not have to give your season ticket to anyone – the seat is automatically transferred if it sells and the season ticket card is deactivated for that game.
- You get paid directly to your account on the day of the match.
- You are charged a seller fee of 10% + VAT if you sell your seat.
To sell your seat simply visit viagogo here
Buying a seat
- Anyone who registers with viagogo can purchase a seat listed by a season ticket holder.
- The purchaser pays the seat price + fees, handling + VAT.
- The ticket is then collected from St.James’ Park.
- The purchase is covered by viagogo’s ticket guarantee
To purchase a ticket simply visit viagogo here
The bottom line is that you need never be stuck with a seat again and by allowing season ticket holders to now legally sell them on, it means there will be a lot more tickets available for bigger matches to those who don’t have a season ticket.
It will also help with the modern day problem of recent ticketless years, where selling your seat in the pub before the match was a tricky business as you needed to get your season ticket back afterwards – unlike in the old days where you could rip the ticket out of your season ticket book (funny how old fashioned things seem after only a short space of time!).
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