Especially if you are new to Premier League and European soccer tickets, getting into games at those stadiums can seem like the Wild West. So how do you know the company you’re buying from — in this case, Groundhopper Soccer Guides — is legit?
For some more background, you can read all we know about buying English soccer tickets, and also why it’s so hard to get into a Premier League game. You can also check out the Premier League’s page on safe ticket buying, which includes a long list of known unauthorized resellers.
The bottom line is as simple as supply and demand: people all over the world want to see these games, and there are only so many seats.
How Clubs Allocate Tickets
Clubs allocate tickets first to season ticket holders, then to members, usually based on previous purchase experience. Especially at the big clubs, tickets almost never emerge at the end of that process to be purchased by the general public, or even new members.
Meanwhile, the club also sells hospitality packages — basically a seat plus some other benefit like a lounge and/or food — directly to the public and also through authorized resellers. This is where I come in.
Our Video About How Tickets and Hospitality Work in English Soccer
This also applies to the European clubs, as well.
We Are 100% Legit and Authorized to Sell Tickets and Hospitality
Groundhopper Soccer Guides is registered with two of these authorized resellers (aka brokers), who have contracts with most of the Premier League clubs, several Championship clubs, Wembley Stadium, and many European clubs as well.
They are called Champions Travel and P1 Corporate Hospitality. For example, this page from Chelsea FC lists both of them as authorized resellers. To confirm that we are registered with Champions and P1, just reach out to them. We can provide you their contact info if you can’t find it.
So when we say we have tickets and hospitality to Premier League or other soccer games, what we mean is we can get them from these brokers, who in turn get them from the club via a contract for the season. Simple as that!
For more on hospitality, including information about options at specific clubs, check that category on our blog.
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