Football tickets – is buying online the way forward?
In the technological times we live in, buying a football ticket ought to be as easy as buying your groceries. And yet football forums and fansites are flooded with ‘where can I get tickets for the match?’ and ‘are there still tickets available?’ requests. All too often finding a way to watch their favourite team can become a stressful experience for many fans.
To an extent tracking down those highly sought-after tickets is and always has been about being able to keep your ear to the ground. That used to be having the right connections at the club. But nowadays you can use online ticket brokers like TicketBis to makes sure you don’t miss out on any football tickets for a match you’ve got your eye on.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to source these tickets through the traditional channels. If you’re not familiar with the lingo you first of all have to establish what’s meant by all-ticket, away match loyalty points and ticket exchange programmes, and then work out why they are stopping you getting to the match.
And even if you overcome that rigmarole, if it is a big match you probably still would not stand a chance of getting your ticket. By the time the corporate hospitality, season ticket holders, various shades of membership scheme and every man and his dog have snapped up their tickets, you would be struggling to get to the game.
If you really struck it lucky and there was the odd ticket or two left, you often have to go through a tedious registration process for the right to buy a ticket on somebody else’s behalf. Even to come along to just one match.
Online ticket brokers have made life so much easier for the casual fan who just wants to go to the match without signing his life away. That’s not to say that you should be handing your credit card details over to anyone who asks for them. A bit of common sense is required.
As with most things in life, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is too good to be true. Stick to reputable sites where you can see exactly which company is operating the website.
There are millions of sites out there offering Premier League tickets, Champions League tickets and tickets to just about any European league you care to visit. Do your research before splashing the cash and make sure you’re getting what you think you’re paying for.
As your first port of call, check out the selection of Premier League and European tickets available at TicketBis.