Blues force free ticket exchange to close
20 March ~ Football clubs continue to use secondary ticket agencies – essentially legalised touts – such as StubHub and Viagogo to sell their tickets at inflated prices to supporters. In an effort to counter this a number of Twitter accounts and website have been set up, such as Twickets which was covered in WSC 325, which allow fans to exchange tickets at face value, with no added costs. However, recently Chelsea put pressure on the @CFCTickets Twitter account to close, preferring to direct secondary sales through Viagogo. The Football Supporters' Federation have been campaigning against this and you can find more details here.