AFC Bournemouth have sold out their away allocation of 2,800 tickets for the Premier League game with West Ham this Sunday at the London Stadium. Adults have paid just £30 while concessions pay £25 as part of the league £30 cap on away tickets all season.
With the London Stadium capacity limited to 57,000 this Sunday due to the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) recommendation just 2,200 tickets went on sale to Claret Members in a ballot. The members have paid between £30 for band 5 tickets to £40 for band 4 and 3 tickets. All ballot winners have been issued with paper tickets for Sunday as access cards and welcome packs have yet to be delivered for many despite emails to say the cards would be delivered in the ‘next few days’.
One of the benefits of the £40 priced Claret Membership is listed as access to the Ticket Exchange service which replaces told old ticket trader scheme. However, this new functionality has yet to be properly launched, explained or activated for Sunday’s game leaving hundreds of supporters with season tickets they cannot use as they are away on holiday or have other family commitments and thousands of Claret members who would gladly buy them.
Claret and Hugh await a response from the club as to when the Ticket Exchange and Ticket Forward functions will be activated.
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