The dangers of ticket touts

Ticket touting, both outside Stamford Bridge and online, remains a serious concern and Chelsea Football Club continues to dedicate significant resource to tackle it, more than any other football club in this country.

Those who attend Stamford Bridge on a regular basis cannot have failed to notice the increase in touting near the ground. We have full-time employees who spend virtually all of their time dealing with ticket touting and as a result have built up considerable expertise in countering this problem.

Their efforts are supported by our matchday security staff who are trained to identify ticket misuse as fans enter the stadium. The club takes a proactive approach to eradicating this problem where at all possible, but as the unauthorised sale of football tickets is a criminal offence under UK law, the illegal reselling of tickets on the street and online is a matter to be led by the police and for them to take action.

It is on the internet that the majority of unauthorised transactions take place, and supporters tempted to purchase Chelsea tickets via this route should be aware of the dangers of doing so. You will pay well above face value for tickets that may never arrive, and even if they do you could be refused entry to the stadium. Many tickets sold by unauthorised agencies or touts on the street have been obtained unofficially and are therefore invalid. 

A list of websites that should never be used to buy tickets is listed below, though please be aware the following list is not exhaustive as new sites are constantly being created. If in any doubt, contact the club at toutinfo@chelseafc.com.

As a direct result of our work tackling the issue of ticket touting, each year the club terminates thousands of memberships and season tickets. We continually look for new ways and approaches to stop ticket touting, but it remains up to the police to lead the effort against this illegal and damaging activity.
 

Unauthorised websites

  • City ticket trader
  • City tickets brokers
  • craigslist football tickets
  • Ellis Rosen Travel / ER Travel
  • Foxgreen leisure trade as www.ticketstowimbledon.com
  • ITE Brokerage
  • OT Brokers (Ireland)
  • Taylor events (Sweden)
  • tickettrader@live.co.uk
  • www.1boxoffice.ae
  • www.1boxoffice.ae
  • www.1st4footballtickets.com
  • www.1ticketlive.com
  • www.alluktickets.com
  • www.alwaysfootball.com
  • www.betravel.se
  • www.bugettickets.com
  • www.capital-tickets.com
  • www.checkfootballtickets.com
  • www.easytickets.com
  • www.euroteam.net
  • www.fcchelseatickets.com 
  • www.fcticket.co.uk 
  • www.finderskeepersuk.co.uk
  • www.fnacspectacles.com (FNAC)
  • www.footballclubtickets.biz
  • www.footballticketline.com
  • www.footballticket.net
  • www.footballtickets.net
  • www.footballticketshop.com
  • www.footballticketsonline.com
  • www.footbalticketssite.com.bz
  • www.fotballreiser.no
  • www.fundutickets.com/FUT Leisure Limited
  • www.georgehenryassociates.co.uk
  • www.getmein.com
  • www.gofootballtickets.com 
  • www.gosortstickets.com
  • www.hotfootballtickets.com
  • www.hotfootballtickets.com
  • www.inthepitch.com
  • www.kixfootballtickets.com
  • www.kixfootballtickets.com 
  • www.livefootballtickets.com
  • www.livefootballtickets.com
  • www.londracalcio.it
  • www.mayfairglobalevents.com/chelsea
  • www.mitickets.com (mission impossible)
  • www.myticketsonline.eu
  • www.myticketsonline.eu
  • www.onlinefootballtickets.com
  • www.onlineticketexpress.com
  • www.reisetuter.no
  • www.secureyourseat.com
  • www.sellchelseatickets.com
  • www.servfootballtickets.com
  • www.soldoutentertainments.com
  • www.soldouteventtickets.com
  • www.spainticketbureau.com
  • www.spectacles.carrefour.fr (CARREFOUR)
  • www.talkchelsea.net
  • www.thefootballticketmarket.com 
  • www.thesportsboxoffice.com
  • www.theticketbay.net
  • www.ticket2.com
  • www.ticketcentre.com
  • www.ticketexpress.com
  • www.ticketfinder.co.uk
  • www.ticketfinder.com
  • www.ticketindex.net
  • www.tickets4football.com
  • www.ticketsbiz.net
  • www.ticketsolutions.co.uk/chelsea
  • www.ticketsport.il
  • www.ticketstowimbledon.com
  • www.ticketsuk.com
  • www.tickettim.co.il
  • www.tiktik.co.il
  • www.tixdaq.com
  • www.trustedtickets.com
  • www.vertexticket.com
  • www.worldticketshop.com
  • www.worldticketshop.com
  • www.worldticketshop.es