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Ajax, Canada
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Ajax tickets

I'm arriving in Amsterdam on Thursday morning and would love to go to Saturday's game between Ajax and PEC Zwolle. Is there anywhere I can get tickets? Since its a one time thing I don't mind paying a bit of a premium but don't want to get scorched either.


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Southampton, United...
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How and why would ajax block/cancel tickets ?thanks

Positano, Italy
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22. Re: Ajax tickets

The terms and conditions regarding the purchase of tickets stated by the KNVB ( Dutch governing body of Football ) state that it's not allowed to resell tickets unless it's a private affair. In very few cases Ajax or the KNVB block tickets. For example when they discover that a large amount of tickets is offered online by one party. In general you should not have any problems when buying your ticket via viagogo but in the past also tickets bought from this website were blocked. So , in most cases when buying your ticket online ( third party ) you will gain entry to the stadium without any issues, but there have been some incidents.

Edited: 1:11 am, March 02, 2014
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As Jumeirah has said, the KNVB and Ajax look for sellers offering large numbers of tickets, they then purchase one of these tickets to identify the purchaser, then electronically cancel any other tickets which had been sold in the same block to this purchaser. The ticket simply won't open the turnstile when you try to enter the stadium. It's a theoretical risk because it would simply be too expensive to buy up hundreds of tickets for every single Ajax match, but it does happen. The KNVB (Dutch FA) also do this for Holland home games, for some matches several hundred tickets have been blocked.

If your ticket is blocked, Ajax will only let you in if you are able to produce a clubcard to match the ticket. This a membership card required to buy Ajax tickets in the first place.

If buying from Viagogo, look for a seller offering small numbers (1 or 2) of tickets, as they are likely to be ordinary people rather than professional touts.

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Note that you do not officially need a clubcard to enter the stadium. The clubcard owner automatically becomes responsible for the behaviour of anybody who enters the stadium on tickets bought in their name. The only time a clubcard becomes useful is if your ticket becomes blocked due to suspicion of being sold on the black market - during recent matches, people with clubcards were allowed to enter the stadium even though their tickets were blocked.

Varese, Italy
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I bought two ticktes for Ajax - Twente (29 march) via Viagogo but I'm very afraid that I can't enter at the Arena. I've spent a lot of money and my trip to Amsterdam is only for Ajax... Last year via OAD no problem but now I'm doubtful. If anyone have some suggstion....

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The vast majority of people who buy Viagogo tickets for Ajax games get in without any trouble. Don't worry.

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ive used them a few times no worries

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