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Football Authorities Warn Ticket Agency Websites

The football authorities today announced measures to stamp out ticketing agencies who sell tickets to Premiership matches at inflated prices.

The article in The Guardian reveals that any internet site carrying advertisements from unauthorized ticket agents will also itself be committing a criminal offense.

The story gives the example of how tickets to the Arsenal v Liverpool match have been priced as high as 395GBP ($753 US). While these prices are scandalous, you’ll know by reading this blog how hard it is to get tickets to Arsenal matches. While the football authorities have taken measures to allow fans to purchase additional tickets, my concern is that the steps taken are not going to stop ticket touts.

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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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