Legality of Selling Tickets

THE Green Army have again shown their extraordinary commitment by snapping up all our tickets for the Sky Bet League Two game at Exeter City on October 26 within 90 minutes of them going on sale.

Regrettably a small number of purchasers appear to be attempting to profit from the relative scarcity of tickets by making them available through social media platforms, in some instances, at several times their face value.

We would like to remind supporters that the reselling of tickets to football matches is illegal under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

The Act makes clear that a person will have committed an offence where they are unauthorised to sell tickets and subsequently sell a ticket for a football match, or otherwise dispose of a match ticket to another person.

Where a person is convicted of an offence, they may be liable to a fine of up to £5,000 and have a football banning order placed upon them.

We will take action when we can identify anyone in breach of the law.

We regularly visit and monitor social media. Anyone found to be trading in tickets may find that the tickets that they have purchased have been cancelled by the club and that the holder of the ticket is very likely to be refused entry to the game.

Persistent offenders and those looking to profiteer from touting tickets could face additional sanctions from the club as well as a report being forwarded to the Police.