The campaign to stop the price of tickets being forced up on StubHub has secured another victory. It's come to our attention that it is not possible to list a ticket for more than £200 - a significant change to how the scheme operated last year.
THST welcomes this move, something that has come about after campaigning by us and other members of the Stop StubHub coalition.
We have always argued that the structure of the scheme drives up prices for fans, operating effectively as a legalised ticket touting scheme. We believe the main purpose of a ticket exchange is as a service to fans already paying some of the highest prices in football, not as an additional income stream. An overwhelming majority of fans in our last survey agree, with 74% calling for Tottenham’s partnership with StubHub to end next summer and over 90% backing calls for an ethical ticket exchange to be introduced in its place.
So, we welcome the capping of prices, along with the end to the resale - or 'flipping' - of tickets that THST and Stop StubHub Coalition pressure helped secure.
But we still think any scheme which encourages or facilitates the sale of tickets for well over face value is not one that operates in the best interests of supporters. So we reiterate our call for THFC to move to an ethical ticket exchange service as soon as is practically possible.
22 Aug 2014