Top-tier English soccer side Crystal Palace have announced a new partnership with ticket resale service Twickets.
The agreement will provide the Premier League outfit’s season ticket holders with the opportunity to resell their seats for individual games they can no longer attend to fellow season ticket holders and members. Tickets will be sold at face value through the company’s website and mobile app.
Crystal Palace are the first Premier League team to partner with the service. Queens Park Rangers, another London-based club playing in the second-tier Championship, announced an agreement with Twickets in 2015.
Steve Parish, chairman of Crystal Palace and a recent investor in Twickets, said: “Through this partnership we’re actively making a stand against fans being exploited in the secondary market and offering our season ticket holders flexibility with their tickets, and members a chance to get to games when a season ticket holder can't.
"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.”
Richard Davies, founder of Twickets, added: “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.”
Crystal Palace are 19th in the Premier League following defeats in each of their opening games of the new season, the most recent of which was a 1-0 loss away to Liverpool. The Eagles play their next fixture at home to Swansea City on 26th August.