For fans who wish to sell their tickets due to personal reasons, a ticket resale platform is currently available to be used at https://www.uefa.com/tickets/ for the assurance of fans buying and/or selling to other fans in face value through an official UEFA sales channel to avoid any fraudulent transactions.
In line with this, individuals who wish to sell their Euro 2020 tickets to those wanting a seat setting up their tickets inflated with a higher price for a quick profit, or simply called scalpers, could be fined as high as £5,000 with the implementation of the new law either from person to person, secondary resale sites, or in private.
Spokesman from UEFA stated, “No tickets for individual fans are being distributed via agencies or brokers and we encourage fans not to be duped by touts who demand exorbitant prices despite often not being in possession of the tickets they claim to have.”
“Any tickets offered for sale by third parties including on social media, marketplaces and secondary ticketing platforms are advertised in breach of the ticket terms and conditions.”
Ben Macpherson Europe Minister have said his regards that the Scottish Government is determined to ensure that as many fans as possible are able to enjoy its Euro matches.
“Glasgow has become one of the world’s top cities for major sporting events, and Euro 2020 will build on the success of hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the European Championships last year.” he said.
“As well as bringing thousands of people into the city and increasing trade for shops, restaurants and hotels, these tournaments help showcase Scotland as an outward-looking, welcoming nation.
“The Scottish Government is determined to support fair access to tickets so that as many fans as possible can enjoy the matches, which is why we’re making touting a criminal offence. This will help ensure that Euro 2020 tickets are not sold at vastly inflated prices.”
David McDonald, depute leader of Glasgow City Council said in stance for its city, “Glasgow has a fantastic reputation for hosting spectacular major sporting events, and for exceeding expectations whilst also setting new high standards for championships and competitions across the globe.”
“We achieved our title as one of the top five sporting cities in the world by consistently punching above our weight in the sporting world – and that has included prioritising spectators to our events, ensuring fans and visitors to the city have an enjoyable experience.” He added.
“The UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill will allow us to make sure as many people as possible can get to the four Euro 2020 matches at Hampden, and without overpaying touts attempting to gain from reselling tickets.”