Cup Final Tickets

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by foxywfc, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    I have applied for tickets through the overseas ballot and for each of my three sons. I received an automatic reply email saying that application will be considered when tickets go on sale. I am not sure how we will be categorised. We get over to games once or twice a season, and I hope that does not disqualify us, as the criteria for application seems to be that you cannot have any ticket purchase history since 2014. (can't figure that out).

    I have flights and accommodation booked and paid for (I was careless when booking accommodation and inadvertently omitted to click the option which allows you to cancel). Anyway, if I don't succeed in getting my boys match tickets, I am out of the running for father of the year for the foreseeable future. I think we are Category C for cup final tickets, so there is a glimmer of hope. I haven't told them yet that there is a chance we will not get them.

    It is similar to the scramble for All Ireland final tickets.

    The club have been hugely helpful to me in the past when seeking tickets with Dave Messenger particularly supportive. (if you are reading this Dave, you are the greatest Supporter Liaison & Disability Access Officer ever)

    In fairness, I would say that his head is completely wrecked with the current barrage of requests.

    Does anyone know how much the premium tickets are likely to cost? I would consider this option, if it is available and if the necessary top-mortgage on the house is not excessive!
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    There is a ballot for 50 pairs of tickets for overseas orns
  3. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Hope you get the tickets you want mate. It's ace to read about someone supporting us through choice rather than geographical obligation.
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  4. Haven't a clue about premium tickets, but, being almost in the same boat as you, I checked out StubHub - - where they are already selling tickets apparently. The cheapest ticket, way up in the clouds, is €240.00...
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  5. Top three finish

    Top three finish Academy Graduate

    Could never get behind any of the big london clubs west ham, spurs and chelsea and their fan bases all seem very entitled and i grew up living next door to troopz off arsenal fan tv so they are out too

    watford just struck a cord with me, no buckets of cash, heart warming history, humble and pleasant fan base, victories are earned not bought, my only regret is i never discovered the club sooner as a neutral, i am 32 and feel i have missed a lot so my jumping off point is marco silva and everton are my watford villains

    I always seem to be unable to go to the belting games, beating chelsea, spurs etc so fa cup semi was my first big win being present

    sat through at lot of thumpings last season so this season has been beautiful, getting tanked by Huddersfield last season on a wet December day being a stand out but silver lining by three nil had almost a whole stand to myself 8D
  6. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    Many thanks. A bit pricey alright. Do you know if you can trust that provider? How do you establish that buying tickets through that site would get you amongst our fans? I would prefer to wait to see if I can acquire real tickets, but don’t want to be left high and dry at the same time. It’s a timing issue. Big decisions to make.
  7. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn First Year Pro

    You shouldn't trust a site that is selling tickets that don't yet exist.
    Far better to look at people who sell tickets within Club Wembley which would be around the same price.
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  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not going to vouch for them or say they’re wrong’uns, but it would be worth reading the long thread on the Molineux Mix Wolves forum about ticket sales for the semi. It looked like a lot of their fans sourced tickets from Stubhub and similar. I’m sure some will have updated just before or on match day to say whether they got them or not.

    You can tell which are at our end based on the block numbers.
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  9. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Can’t speak for whatever policy Wembley have on resale of seats, but I can vouch for Stubhub being legitimate. I’ve used them loads of times for NBA, NFL and various other sporting events out here without any issues. Though I’ve always ensured I purchase e-tickets that are instantly downloadable to avoid any potential for issues with mail delivery etc.

    I have to say, I think that having made an effort to accommodate fans who are overseas, it’s not great for them to not make a distinction between overseas fans who make regular trips, and those who don’t at all. Can’t believe anybody would find genuine cause for complaint if guys who live overseas and attend a few games per season had priority in that category.

    I’m surprised they’ve made any allowance at all to be honest, because you’re just asking for a million sob stories from people who’ve moved up north, or can’t go anymore because they have a sick cat.
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  10. I've no idea how they get hold of tickets but they certainly do - I presume that such sites are 'guaranteed' an allocation outside of the 56,000 that clubs get. They sell on a first come first served basis - when their allocation is gone, that's it. So they quite possibly do have them already - not having the hassle of trying to please 28,000 fans like clubs do.

    They also have an allocation of Club Wembley tickets - £300 each if you're interested.
  11. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    I think the ticketing arrangement is brilliant in avoiding loyal fans bringing their casual beered up mates on a day out. It's rubbish if you have kids in lower categories though. I have no chance of taking my son and I'm a Cat A former ST holder. It's tempting to give him my seat so he sit with my brother and friends and can have a Wembley win in his memories at an early age!
  12. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Stubhub's just a ticket resale site isn't it? I thought it was a marketplace for people who have tickets to flog them because they don't intend on going to the match. Naturally it attracts the Club Wembley types who are allowed to re-sell their seat for the match.
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  13. Not according to Club Wembley, which I have looked into, but not only is the cheapest membership £1900.00 per annum, they also expect you to commit to THREE YEARS membership!!!

    Also Club Wembley Members are only supposed to sell tickets to OTHER CLUB WEMBLEY MEMBERS!!!
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  14. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I know, but members openly sell them to others seemingly without sanction. It's been going on for years. Certainly every game we've played there so far it's been an option.
  15. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I think I can safely say that the Wolves fans in the Club Wembley tier at our end of the ground were not Club Wembley members.
  16. There are other sales sites that offer tickets as well - if you delve into many of them, you find that their payment pages link to StubHub. They do seem to have a limited allocation of tickets for each area of the stadium already - presumably that means they have obtained them from sources other than those who have bought with the intention of selling on, because clubs haven't sold any yet. There are around 30,000 tickets available outside of the club allocations - they can't all be freebies for officials, they all have to be sold somewhere. The organisers must surely know that offering the two clubs involved a 50:50 split would virtually guarantee that not all would be sold - and arrange for sales elsewhere. One obvious route would be to guarantee the likes of StubHub an allocation to sell on their behalf - just as they offer allocations to travel companies in other countries, where they can be sold as part of group holiday packages.
  17. Rambo

    Rambo Academy Graduate

    I am along with my dad and son a season ticket holder ,my brother is a Wembley b cat supporter so we are guaranteed ticket but we would also like to buy ticket for my nephew (home group c) at the same time so we can sit together.
    How does this work ?
  18. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    You will have to wait until the home group c tickets go on sale and buy all together at that point.
  19. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    But will the ‘better categories’ have any favourable chance of purchase if they wait.
    Unlikely, I’d think, so a risk of missing out completely.

    Demand at home group C/away group D stage will far exceed total remaining availability I would imagine, unless I’m misunderstanding the process.
  20. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    Thanks Moog I have entered that ballot
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  21. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    If I win one of the pair's ,you can have the other , otherwise see you in walkabout .
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  22. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Is Walkabout the place to be for those who can't get tickets?
  23. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    That's correct. But also the only way that Rambo will be able to sit with his/her non-Watford supporting family member.
  24. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    Anyone with a cat A or B - just buy your tickets when they go on sale and try to get the cat C's you also need when they get released. Better to gurantee your seats before worrying about anything else. Sort out the logistics later.

    We're all in the same stand with access to the whole area. You'll be able to move about as much as you wish and we're an accomodating lot so if junior's seat is a few rows back, I'm sure no one will mind him squeezing in with you at your seat when the time comes.
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  25. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Quite right. While I was obliged to take the missus to the semi-final (she saw it as some sort of reward for me wrecking the weekends attending away games), when I could get a second ticket on my ID - this time she can't attend. So I will have to go with mates. Mind you we have a 100% win record when she attends. A record that extends back over many years, I am just saying in case we don't get the result we want, and the club wants to revisit this in future years.
  26. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Rambo's nephew is probably 6'5.
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  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    One is tempted to ask for your evidence.
  28. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn First Year Pro

    You guys who have to wait for a C could buy your A tickets and leave a 1 seat gap between you in the hope it will be there when the C catagory opens up. Might work.
  29. Worth a shot I would say, because even if someone else bought it they might even be willing to swap seats on the day if they are on their own?
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  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not a bad idea but not sure it'll work. The Ticketmaster software spits out an error message if you try to leave a single.
  31. Rambo

    Rambo Academy Graduate

    looks like will will have to get our tickets first and then join the lottery for the remaining ticket.
    an ideal situation would be the possibility of attaching one extra ticket to a small group of eligible supporters booking in the same transaction ( 4 in my Case),
    this would eliminate the amount of "billy no Mates" scattered around the stadium .
  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    This army of sullen, withdrawn Billys could kill the atmosphere & lose us the match.
  33. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Some casual Rambo's nephews will be 6'5 AND 65 :D
  34. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    You bloody hypocrite. Apart from all the ladyboy slurs you've thrown my way I'll have you know I have never even lived in Herts, let alone born there. If it was geographical obligation I'd be a Palace fan, which thanks to my great judgement as a young teen I am a Watford fan, and got more miles on the clock than many here.

    I should edit.....although I was born in Dulwich and grew up in West Norwood we moved to Yateley when I was 12. Having no parental guidance about who to support, and having no interest at all in football till I moved to Yateley perhaps my geographical obligation should be Reading or Aldershot.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  35. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Did I sound like Doc Martin? That was the angle I was aiming for.

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