Scotland fans are facing another anxious wait for Euro 24 tickets – this comes after the chaos of yesterday’s opening sale and continued issues today.
Tickets for the group matches were supposed to be put on sale yesterday (06/12) and members of the Scottish Supporters Club (SSC) were issued codes to apply first.
The codes were to be issued to supporters with between 12 and 32 points, thus giving them a better chance of being able to attend the opening games next summer.
The SFA were forced to halt the ticket sales, as a blunder by the SSC allowed members with under 12 points to get codes and online problems have continued today.
The Scotland supporters, SSC members page on social media site X stated this, after the sale had recommenced earlier today (7/12): “For members having issues with codes with error messages of the codes in use, cancelled or failed payment.”
“UEFA has advised if you wait 30 mins, the code will reactivate and you can use it to purchase the match.”
Fans are able to apply for the codes based on the SSC points system, where attendance to previous Scotland matches is taken into consideration.
The SFA website states: “The Scotland Supporters Club loyalty points system rewards members for following their country through thick and thin. Loyalty points put you at the front of the queue for both home and away matches and the more matches you attend, the more points you build up.”
- One point is awarded for every home match attended by a member, as long as your ticket was purchased online or by phone, in advance of matchday
- Two points are awarded for every away match attended.
- One point will be awarded for renewing members, who renew before 31 January 2023.
- One point will be awarded for everyone who has been a member for the previous three campaigns, who renew before 31 January 2023.
On ticket allocations for the group matches, the website also mentions:
“We have been allocated the following amount per match in the group stages.”
- 10,000 Standard Tickets
- 20 Easy Access Seats minimum (Ambulant Seating at Hampden)
- 20 Wheelchair Bays minimum
Another reaction came from X (formerly Twitter) and The Association of Tartan Army Clubs (ATAC) who said: “Today (6/12) should have been a day of celebration for Scotland fans getting their hands on tickets for the upcoming Euros.”
“The reality is that it has turned into a shambles.”
The Tartan Army are now faced with more anxious times waiting to see if they will get tickets for the opening games and can only hope that the initial problems are ironed out soon.