Ahead of the new Premier League season, viagogo, Europe's largest online ticket exchange, has today a new partnership with Aston Villa Football Club.
The deal, which gives Aston Villa fans a secure and legal way of trading match tickets, makes viagogo Aston Villa's official ticket exchange partner. It provides season ticket holders with the opportunity to re-sell football match tickets they cannot use to. According to viagogo's research, on average a Premier League season ticket holder misses 4 matches a season. This equates to 1.75 million Premier League tickets going unused every year - or fans throwing away £40 million a year in unused tickets.
Aston Villa join a growing number of Premier League clubs working with viagogo in providing a safe and secure online ticket exchange facility for their season ticket holders. viagogo holds successful ticketing partnerships with Manchester United and Chelsea, German club Bayern Munich, and a number of the world's leading sports properties including WWE, Roland-Garros and The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
"viagogo has unrivalled experience in providing top football clubs with a safe and secure ticket exchange facility," said Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Aston Villa. "At Villa we always strive to offer our fans the best possible experience by working with first class partners, and we are certain that the new viagogo ticket exchange facility will provide an invaluable service to season ticket holders and other fans who may not have been able to buy tickets for in demand matches."
Edward Parkinson, director of viagogo UK, added: "Aston Villa is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in England with a loyal army of supporters. The new service will reward season ticket holders for unused tickets and help the club fill seats that would have otherwise been empty."