Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Arsenal Fans Warned About Counterfeit Tickets

Wed 17th Feb 2016 | Safety & Security

Arsenal are warning fans to be aware of counterfeit membership cards and matchday tickets after an increasing number of fans have been found in possession of the items.

The Gunners, who face Barcelona in the Champions League next Tuesday, issued a statement warning fans to be aware of the problem after a number of people were turned away from the Emirates Stadium gates in possession of the counterfeit cards and tickets.   

The statement released by the club read: “The club is aware that a number of counterfeit membership cards and tickets have been presented at the turnstiles at recent matches at Emirates Stadium.

“The holders of these counterfeit cards have unfortunately been declined entry into the stadium, some having travelled significant distances.”

The club is now urging supporters not to purchase tickets on the secondary market or through any unknown source.  

“A number of companies and individuals do advertise on the internet claiming to provide official Arsenal tickets. However, Arsenal Football Club tickets are only available through the channels outlined on Arsenal.com.

“We would like to stress to all supporters that the unauthorised sale or disposal of football tickets is a criminal offence under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, as amended by the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.

“We have taken advice from the police, who suggest that anyone living in the UK who has fallen victim to purchasing counterfeit tickets should report this via the non-emergency telephone line 101 or to a local police station.”

The club’s supporters are being reminded that the Arsenal Ticket Exchange and Ticket Transfer services are in place for fans registered with the club’s membership scheme, to provide a secure service for supporters wishing to resell their season tickets to fellow members.

The club hopes that this service will assist in its objective of eradicating the unauthorised and illegal sale of tickets through touts. Supporters can find out more information about the two services by visiting: www.arsenal.com/ticketexchange.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

Tripleplay 468 banner (468x60_Animated.gif)
RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION
SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED
 

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us 

agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk  

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

SGSA Response To The Increased Terror Threat Level

Wed 24th May 2017 | Safety & Security

The Sports Ground Safety Authority, the UK Government’s expert body on safety at sports grounds has issued a statement in response to the increased terror threat following events in Manchester...

Counter-Terror Preparation Essential For Stadium Security

Wed 12th Apr 2017 | Safety & Security

With the current threat from international terrorism in the UK remaining at severe - as it has done since August 2014 – and amidst Tuesday night's bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus ahead of...

Manchester United Issue Facts Around Postponed Game

Mon 16th May 2016 | Safety & Security

Manchester United have released a statement outlining ‘the facts’ surrounding the evacuation of Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a...

FIFA To Identify & Recruit Female Security Officers

Wed 17th Feb 2016 | Safety & Security

FIFA have said they will seek to recruit more female Security Officers in a bid to address the gender balance within the field of security. With safety and security at football events across the world...