Crystal Palace are looking to strike a blow to ticket touts with their latest partnership
Premier League football club Crystal Palace have signed a deal which ticket re-sale service Twickets that will help season ticket holders sell unwanted tickets while dealing a blow to touts in the process.
The club has said that the new partnership will allow season ticket holders to sell their seats for individual games at face value to fellow season ticket holders and club members.
Palace chairman Steve Parish, who also recently invested in Twickets, said that the agreement sees the club ‘making a stand’ against fans being exploited by touts in the secondary market, as well as offering season ticket holders added flexibility.
Parish added: “With Twickets, fans who cannot attend a game can make their tickets available to other Palace fans, but only at face value.
“We want to make sure that club members at Selhurst Park aren’t paying over the odds through unofficial platforms.”
Twickets founder, Richard Davies, hailed the company’s first deal with a Premier League club which comes after a similar agreement with Championship side QPR.
He commented: “Becoming the first face value resale platform to represent a Premier League club is a significant and powerful step for Twickets.
“Building on our experience with Queens Park Rangers, we look forward to working with Crystal Palace to facilitate and oversee a convenient resale option between Palace supporters.”
Founded in 2013, Twickets bills itself as the UK’s largest fan-to-fan ticket selling website, offering a ticket re-sale service for gigs, arts and sporting events.