Chelsea fans are getting ready for another new era to begin at the club, under Maurizio Sarri. The Italian becomes the 12th different man to take charge at the club under the Roman Abramovich era, which began in 2003. The former Napoli boss has promised to bring the brand of football he played in Italy to Stamford Bridge, and supporters are undoubtedly excited at the prospect of high-pressing, open and attacking football.
Here, we take a look at how one can buy Chelsea football tickets, from the club’s official website and elsewhere.
Membership and season ticket
The easiest way to get priority access for Chelsea football tickets on matchdays is to buy a membership, which will need a one-time cost ranging from £26 to £46. While the cheapest membership only gives priority ticket access, the costliest category also adds in a monthly magazine and a membership pack to go along with it. For children until the age of 12, as well as for teenagers, this membership is priced at £22 for UK residents.
Home Premier League games are divided into three categories – AA, A and B. Prices of tickets in the highest category of games, against the biggest teams, range from £45 to £82 for members, £5 lower than the prices for non-members. Home games in the FA Cup and the League Cup are priced uniformly all over the stadium, at £30 and £25, respectively.
Tickets for home games go on sale 42 days before a match, while those for away games go on sale 28 days before a match. In the first week, the sale is open only to members. In Week 2, members and season ticket holders can get two extra tickets on their account. The general sale opens up in Week 3 when both members and non-members can purchase up to four tickets per person.
A season ticket at Chelsea ranges from £750 to £1,250, with the costliest one being in the West Upper Stand of the stadium. Tickets for senior citizens and juniors are available at less than half the price.
Under the Ticket Exchange programme, members can buy football tickets from season ticket holders for games which the latter are unable to attend.
Chelsea have a loyalty point system in place, whereby points accrue to one’s account based on tickets bought. A ticket bought for a game against Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham give the member one point, while all other Premier League fixtures earn three points. Home and away matches in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup give the member five loyalty points.
These loyalty points are used as a basis by the club to sell Chelsea football tickets for home and away games against the fellow Top 6, domestic cup semi-finals and finals, away games against West Ham United, Watford and Crystal Palace, and the first and last games of the season.
Apart from regular match tickets, fans can purchase a hospitality package for a unique viewing experience. These are priced between £150 and £695 per person per match, and include (depending on the package bought) special VIP seating, pre-match fine dining, a complimentary bar, official matchday programme notes and teamsheets, a visit from legendary past players with photography service and a tour of the tunnel and pitchside accompanied by a legend.