Chelsea tickets for home matches (both Chelsea Champions League tickets and Chelsea Premier League tickets) go on general sale about 4 weeks before kickoff time. The sales process goes like this:
1. First week – the tickets are offered to members only.
2. Second week – members and season ticket holders can buy two extra Chelsea tickets
3. Third & fourth week – if there are any tickets left, then they will go on general sale for non-members.
Most Chelsea tickets are sold out in the first two weeks to members and season ticket holders and never go on general sale, according to the club’s official site. And if they do, they are £5 more expensive for non-members than for members for adults and £2.50 more expensive to non-members than for members for children and senior citizens. To become a Chelsea member, check their official site for full details.
Chelsea tickets are sold through the official website (95% of them) or at the box office to callers and via a call center on (+44) 0871 984 1905 (the rest) for members and season ticket holders. For non-members, in case of a general sale, tickets can only be bought through the official site or the box office.
The box office schedule is the following (GMT times):
Monday to Friday: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday (non-matchday): 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Sunday (non-matchday): closed
Matchdays: 09:00 AM – half-time
And the call center schedule (GMT times):
Monday to Friday: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Matchday Evening: 09:00 AM – kickoff
1st day of sale: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Matchday Saturday: 09:00 AM – kickoff
Matchday Sunday: 10:00 AM – kickoff
You can pay by debit/credit card or by check at the box office. Cash payments aren’t accepted for general ticket sales.
Chelsea tickets go on sale at 07:00 AM on the Internet and at 09:00 AM at the box office.
Another way to get yourself some Chelsea tickets is to buy a Chelsea Match Break package from Thomas Cook Sport, which includes match tickets, stadium tours, a match day programme and at least one night of accommodation. It’s a valid option for foreign fans.
As for away Premier League Chelsea tickets, season ticket holders and Chelsea members get first dibs on them (as they do most tickets, the procedure is similar to the one for home Chelsea tickets; same goes for Champions League Chelsea tickets, FA Cup Chelsea tickets and League Cup Chelsea tickets), except for away tickets to a few smaller Premiership teams that go straight to general sale! Not too shabby I’d say.
Be wary when buying Chelsea tickets of seats with restricted views that are placed in the following areas:
• Matthew Harding Lower Tier
• East Stand Upper Tier
• Shed Upper Tier
The club is offering various discounts for such tickets through the official site. Also keep these stadium areas in mind when trying to purchase a Chelsea ticket through online ticket exchanges.
Online – Ticket Exchanges
Buying Chelsea tickets online through ticket exchanges is easier, but a bit more expensive.
There are several websites that focus on selling Chelsea tickets on the Internet. These websites have replaced offline scalpers, offering both a much more varied ticketing offer and a marketplace where ticket supply and demand meet in order to better price the underlying product, namely soccer tickets. They are also legitimate businesses with safe methods in place for online ordering.
WorldTicketShop is one of the biggest places. They are a Dutch company that brokers tickets to various events, including Chelsea tickets. Here’s a summary of the Chelsea tickets they currently have for sale:
They ship internationally at reasonable rates. Refunds are offered if matches get cancelled for any particular reason. They also offer a 120% refund in case they fail to deliver your tickets on time and you miss the match.
SeatWave is a UK company with an objective similar to those already mentioned here: buying and selling soccer tickets. Their most important quality though is the fact that while WorldTicketShop is running out of stock quite fast and provide tickets usually only for the more important matches, SeatWave has plenty of stock, even a couple of days before the match and they also cover more obscure soccer matches and teams. Click here to check out their full stock of Chelsea tickets.
StubHub is an American ticket exchange where users can buy and sell tickets freely, by event, in their online marketplace. It is an excellent alternative for Chelsea matches played in the United States, especially the summer friendlies, and also for US based Chelsea fans. To check their Chelsea tickets, click here.
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