'Ticket touting' is illegal and the club will take appropriate action against those who abuse the conditions of purchase...
Coventry City FC are aware of media reports regarding the resale of Checkatrade Trophy Final tickets on eBay, and would like to thank fans who have subsequently reported this.
The club will continue to work alongside the EFL and West Midlands Police to identify any fans who are reselling tickets and take appropriate action.
We would like to remind individuals that the reselling of football tickets is illegal under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
All tickets for the Checkatrade Trophy Final are sold subject to the EFL ‘Conditions of Issue’. We would like fans to pay particular notice to the following section of these terms:
Non-transfer of Tickets
4.1 A Ticket is issued for your sole use and you shall not resell or (save as set out in clause 4.3 below) transfer any Ticket to any other person without the prior written consent of the League.
4.2 Without prejudice to the general wording set out in clause 4.1 above, no Ticket may:
(a) be used for any promotional purpose whatsoever (including, by way of example, in any competition, auction, give-away, or as a premium);
(b) transferred, lent or sold to any third party as part of a hospitality or travel package. Unless you have the prior written consent of the League.
4.3 If more than one Club or League Ticket is issued to you those Tickets may be used only by you and the person intending to accompany you to the Match. In the event that you and/or the person intending to accompany you to the Match are unable to use any Club and/or League Ticket then: -
(a) you may transfer the Club Ticket to a natural person that is known to you who would be entitled (under the Terms & Conditions of Entry) to purchase such Club Ticket and attend such Match PROVIDED THAT such transfer takes place in consideration of no payment or benefit in excess of the face value of the Club Ticket and such transfer does not take place during the course of any business. Any transfer will be subject to the Terms & Conditions of Entry;
(b) you may not transfer the League Tickets under any circumstances and these must be returned to the League. Where any League Ticket is returned not later than 5 working days prior to the date of the relevant Match you will be entitled to a full refund. Any return made after that date will only be refunded if the League is able to re-sell that Ticket.
4.4 All Tickets will remain the property of the League at all times and must be produced together with evidence of your identity if required to do so by any official, steward or employee of the League, Ground or any police officer. The League reserves the right to retain any Ticket at any time.
4.5 Any League or Club Ticket transferred, obtained or used in breach of the Terms & Conditions of Entry shall be void and all rights conferred or evidenced by the relevant Ticket shall be nullified. Misuse of a Ticket may result in the holder being ejected from the Ground and/or the cancellation and withdrawal of that Ticket. In the event of any cancellation and withdrawal in accordance with this clause 4.5, no refund shall be payable.
4.6 The League further reserves its right to take any legal action against any appropriate persons as it sees fit in connection with such matters.
Tickets are sold as instructed by the EFL and as per terms and conditions of sale, which can be viewed on www.efl.com/ticketconditions. Conditions of use can be found by clicking here.
While we understand the demand for tickets in what will be a special occasion for players, staff and fans alike, we urge all supporters to take on board the information above and adhere to the outlined conditions.