UEFA - Euro 2024 in Germany * Ticket discussion only *

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by Wankdorf 1954, May 10, 2022.

  1. Petersonnn

    Petersonnn Member+

    Jan 7, 2016
    FC Barcelona
    For federation tickets, how likely is it that they do not rell you beforehand how many of each category would be available and later just decide on the number of applicaitons?

    Mainly talking about for counries which are offered through UEFA.


    I see a good chance that they decide depending on the number of applicaitons. For example if there is more cat1 applications, they are almost an automatic winner and then if there is not enough of those they go down in categories. So they basically move the circle I linked depending on how many higher category applicaitons arrive.
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  2. Pompey in Devon

    Portsmouth FC
    Oct 14, 2022
    It was simple back then. Turn up on the day and pay face value. I did that for England v Argentina in Mexico 86, also the Argentina v Germany final, England v Germany in 1990 and Italy v England for the 3rd place play off (arrived at Bari station ticketless 20 minutes before the game, dumped my bag in a station locker, caught a taxi, bought a ticket outside the ground for half-price and made it in time for the kick off!)
  3. welshbairn

    welshbairn Member+

    Jul 31, 2019
    Just occurred to me that they'll
    But, but the internet has made life so much easier! :laugh: I remember going to England v Scotland in the 70s with my cousin when I was 15, we borrowed tickets from somebody to persuade our parents we had them, and had enough money to buy one ticket between us from a tout at Wembley, ripped it in half and we both managed to get through the gate. That was after attempts to lower a line of tied scarves from inside to let people climb up was stopped by stewards. We lost 5-1 :(.
  4. ColUFan

    ColUFan Member

    Colchester United
    Apr 22, 2022
    Great game. Gerry Francis scored a screamer.
  5. ColUFan

    ColUFan Member

    Colchester United
    Apr 22, 2022
    2 caps per game, home or away, for England and those who live in the north have the same complaints about most home games being at Wembley.

    But like you I can't think of a fairer way. In fact I think the FAs system is potentially fairer than Scotland inasmuch as 30% of non-tournament tickets are in an open ballot, so even those on the lowest number of caps, or even none at all, have a chance of a ticket.
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  6. ValenAle.

    ValenAle. Member

    Port Vale
    May 31, 2021
    Last game Stewart Kennedy played for Scotland!

    Made Alan Rough look like Lev Yashin :ROFLMAO:
  7. welshbairn

    welshbairn Member+

    Jul 31, 2019
    #1807 welshbairn, Dec 4, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2023
    Found a picture of Kennedy actually moving in that game, must have missed it.:laugh:
    Scotland hasn't exactly been blessed with great goalies, at least till maybe Craig Gordon came along.

  8. Marcus2116

    Marcus2116 Member

    Bayern Munich
    Nov 15, 2023
    Question on strategy for the current ticket phase. Do people generally think it’s advisable to apply for tickets to games that are likely in high demand (eg England and Scotland) while not high on my priority list, just in case I get lucky and then have tickets I can use to swap for the games I really want to see myself (eg Germany for me)? Of course I’d apply for those too, but I’m thinking I’d increase my chances if I also apply for the most sought after ones. Or do people think there’s a downside to this strategy?
  9. welshbairn

    welshbairn Member+

    Jul 31, 2019
    That's basically my strategy but I'm going for knock out fixtures in the maybe vain hope that Scotland get past the group stage. Already sorted the group stage by paying a ridiculous amount for hospitality, but it doesn't look quite as bad given the opening game prices. I've got a couple each of R16 games and Qfs to swap, and have applied for semis and final, but there's no point in discussing swaps or trades for those stages now. It's important to remember that if you buy a ticket with a code from a federation rather than a public sale you might not be able to transfer it, though there may be ways around it.
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  10. Alan Meldrum

    Alan Meldrum New Member

    Dec 2, 2023
    I have tickets for Turkey vs Portugal and Turkey versus Playoff. Do you have any tickets to exchange?
  11. Kostik

    Kostik New Member

    Liverpool FC
    Dec 4, 2023
    Does anyone know where to put an access code?
  12. Real Mardin

    Real Mardin Member

    Galatasaray & Nottingham Forest
    Aug 22, 2019
    Thanks Alan, first time applicant in this tournament so nothing to exchange, let’s see how I get on in the ballot.
  13. Sean Jamieson

    Sean Jamieson New Member

    Dec 3, 2023

    I have x4 Cat 1 tickets for;
    - Denmark vs. England
    - Spain vs. Italy
    - Slovakia vs. Play off B winner
    - Turkey vs Portugal
    - Albania vs Spain

    Only want swaps for;
    - Scotland vs. Hungary
  14. el boson

    el boson New Member

    Everton FC
    Dec 4, 2023
    **SWAP ONLY**

    18.6.24 Turkey v Playoff C winners Cat 2 x4
    20.6.24 Spain v Italy Cat 1 x4

    Only interested in England v Denmark (20.6.24) x4
  15. Dominic_

    Dominic_ New Member

    Dec 4, 2023
    US based Scotland fan here. I was not successful with the lottery. But I just went ahead and bought resale tickets on StubHub. There are plenty of tickets available there. Why is there not more discussion of that here?
  16. Glamourboy10

    Glamourboy10 Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Simple answer mate, there's plenty of opportunity to still get tickets in the 2nd lottery phase then the fcfs phase before the desperation kicks in. Besides this forum is strictly for swapping and probably resale at face value only later on. We don't promote touts trying to exploit genuine football fans.
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  17. welshbairn

    welshbairn Member+

    Jul 31, 2019
    If anyone was daft enough to pay StubHub prices when there's plenty time left to try and get them at face value, why wouldn't they just pay for hospitality and guarantee the tickets actually arrive?
  18. themanlarry

    themanlarry Member+

    Nov 14, 2005
    It goes against the ethos of what this place is all about. Helping each other, sharing the latest information, sourcing tickets while paying the least amount of money, offloading spare tickets for face value and swapping for what you need etc. There's a long ticketing journey in the build up to each tournament and most people here enjoy the long process of slowly getting all your tickets and completing your plans.

    There are many more chances to buy through the official channels. Usually people exhaust all other options first. An application for prime seats category in the upcoming ballot, or hospitality, is definitely a more attractive option when you're considering just throwing money at some silly external website if you're not the kind of person interested in the long grind of the tickets chase.

    IMO paying 500 euro or whatever on top of the original ticket price is unnecessary especially when we are still so early in the ticketing process., but everyone is different and has different budget and what they'd pay for one football match. It's certainly not the German way to do things, but I guess we should respect the North American culture of overpaying and overcharging each other at the same time.

    Regardless, congratulations on the purchase and I hope you guys win.
  19. ahalftimereport

    May 15, 2015
    Hull City AFC
    I think US ticketing culture is a bit different to the U.K. / Europe. Personally, I'd like to see all ticket touts meet a gruesome end at the Tower of London, and if no one supported their business model, they'd lose a lot of money and soon stop ripping off ordinary, decent fans. Suspect a lot of others feel the same, but I totally understand the desire to get tickets by any means necessary - so I'm not passing judgement, just explaining why even those who can afford rip off prices might be reluctant to support the business model!
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  20. hearts123

    hearts123 Member+

    May 18, 2009
    Depending on which games you bought and how much you paid. The seller could very much renege on the deal when prices shoot up.
    You haven't bought tickets yet, You've bought a promise of tickets from someone you don't know.
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  21. welshbairn

    welshbairn Member+

    Jul 31, 2019
    I think you're probably right, otherwise why the secrecy about the split? Even the Scottish and English FAs say they haven't been told the split, with codes about to be emailed to members.
  22. Nakul Sood

    Nakul Sood Member

    Real Madrid
    Jul 10, 2022
    Because you can buy tickets from there just 1 day before the game as well. Keep it as a very last option. No need to rush as there will be plenty of opportunities to get tickets directly.

    Not to mention that -
    -One has to pay above face value
    -You most likely get a nosebleed seat
    -No guarantee of even getting a ticket (your money maybe safe with stubhub but imagine waiting all these days being all excited to not even get a ticket at that last moment, would suck)
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  23. 210597

    210597 Member

    Nov 1, 2003
    No worries though, StubHub will absolutely refund you your costs if your seller can't find tickets / doesn't feel like selling them to you at that price anymore.

    As in: Your costs for the tickets. Your cost of traveling to Germany, accommodation, etc. is not their problem.

    It can work and it usually does, but when it doesn't, you're up the creek.
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  24. CS24

    CS24 New Member

    Nov 23, 2023
    I'm quite confused as to how many tickets are actually available for neutrals now for each game. I am Romanian and applied to all our games, but I've also applied to a few more. The thing is you either need to be a fan of said country or be part of their fan clubs to get tickets. Or am I missing something?
  25. Dominic_

    Dominic_ New Member

    Dec 4, 2023
    Thanks for the feedback guys. I’m new to the forum so didn’t quite understand the ethos here. From my perspective, I have a long way to travel, and need reassurances that I will have a ticket, rather than wait in the hopes a future possibility. I applied to 20 games in the lottery and got nothing which was really disappointing. I was surprised at the resale prices, you can pick up some group stage tickets for under €100, and my Scotland Switzerland tickets were only €220. Not the crazy exorbitant prices referenced above (yet). Certainly much more affordable that hospitality tickets.

    I was at the last Scotland game of the World Cup at France 98 with my dad, and despite us losing it was a very memorable experience. He is 79 now and this will likely be his last chance to see Scotland at a major tournament in person, so to me this method is worth it.

    Good luck to you all in your quest to get ticket. I hope you all have an amazing tournament, and wish you all the best (unless you come up against Scotland)!
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