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2016-18 Travel Club members can now register their interest for the match by clicking here Members will be able to register in a maximum group size of 4 by selecting the ‘(+) add another member’ button once they have submitted their own details.
The registration results will be emailed to members after the application process closes. Once the application process has closed and the emails have been sent, members will also be able to check their ticket status via the same registration link.
Tickets will go on sale to successful applicants at midday on Friday 28 July until 3pm Monday 31 July. Any tickets that go unclaimed in the first sale will be made available to all remaining ESTC members on a first-come, first-served basis from 12pm Tuesday 1 August. Travel Club members will be able to buy tickets via the website or by calling 0844 847 2010 on these dates.
The total number of available tickets and their sale price will be announced following the completion of the registration process.
For information on how away match ballots are conducted, please click here: https://englandsupporters.thefa.com/b/news/archive/2017/01/11/estc-update-away-match-ballots-explained
If you are a new member and would like to know more about second chance sales, please click here: https://englandsupporters.thefa.com/b/news/archive/2017/02/07/estc-second-sales-explained
1. Thank you for posting links to "away match ballots explained" and "second sales explained". There is information in these links which answers points which members sometimes ask about.
2. I would like to suggest a change to the caps system, as it applies to away fixtures:-
- if you apply for a ticket, are successful, and go to the match - 2 caps, as at present
- if you apply for a ticket and are unsuccessful - 1 cap to reward the fact that you would have gone if luckier
- if you apply for a ticket, are successful, and don't buy your ticket - DEDUCT 1 cap
Whilst some people's plans do change so that they can't go, the number of members not taking up their tickets is ridiculous. It appears that many members do not seriously consider whether or not they want to go until after they have been allocated a ticket. This disrupts and distorts the 70% /30% / 2nd chance process.
3. If the registration period for the Lithuania match ends on Monday 24th and ticket sales start on Friday 28th then surely this means you must already know the ticket allocation. Can you please tell us.
David - what about those members that go to always without getting lucky in the ballot and source home end this tickets? Ten extra caps I reckon ;)
That's what many of us have had to do last time and possibly this too. Obviously posted with a pinch of salt as the FA wouldn't like (I guess) to 'reward' official ticketless members for travelling - regardless if they are members.
David that is the best solution I've seen suggested to stop fans applying for tickets they have no intention of purchasing. As you say you can withdraw your application right up till the deadline to register.
1 cap deducted wouldn't be a bad idea, although it would be a bit harsh if it was you're first offence and had a genuine reason. Maybe if you do it 2 times per tournament qualification
Allocation guys? Talk to me. The Jocks have got 1700 apparently.
I have no problem with people registering an interest and not buying in the end. Considering that most games registration period is months before the said match.
The bigger problem is those that do buy their tickets and for whatever don't go, and fail to cancel their ticket with the fa. It must be soul destroying for those that do travel on the off chance of a ticket becoming available, turn up at the collection point and see a bundle of uncollected tickets which the fa aren't allowed to sell to them.
Instead of deducting a cap for those that register and not purchase, penalise those that buy and fail to collect or cancel.
Caps allocation should be simple:
Away friendly - 4 caps
Away qualifier - 3 caps
Home friendly - 2 caps
Home qualifier - 1 cap
Those who travel are then rewarded with more caps for their efforts and loyalty. Away allocations are determined by FIFA I think but it wouldn't surprise me if our reputation abroad keeps our allocation as low as possible or encourages countries to play in smaller grounds so less England fans travel.
Peter. I think it's exactly the opposite. Our reputation is to spend a lot of money, so countries want us to come. For the Lithuania game their FA tried to get the game played in Marijampole as the ground is bigger than Vilnius but eufa wouldn't allow it as it doesn't meet their standards. Our FA continually try to satisfy demand for tickets for travelling fans and I am sure that we will again get more than our 5% standard allocation for Vilnius.
England v Italy
Tuesday 27 March 2018, kick off 20:00