PBL Ticket Rules

Summary version

This is a summarised version of what is needed to apply for tickets via Penya Blaugrana London. For full details please read the PBL Ticketing Rules.


How can I apply for tickets?

Fill in and submit the form in www.pblondon.org/ticket-application

Make a bank transfer with the ticket deposit to the PBL bank account:

  • Reference: Your name and membership number
  • Sort code: 40-02-44
  • Account No: 22456915
For enquiries send an email to tickets@pblondon.org
Who can apply for tickets?

These are the requirements to enter the higher priority ticket draw:

  • Members with a membership length of time over 4 months 
  • Members that have attended at least 5 PBL organised events in the last 3 months. Real Madrid, finals and semi-final matches excluded.
  • Members that have been acquainted with at least one board member
  • Members that have not applied for tickets with other official FCB penyas
  • Members that do not have a ticket (or are not likely to have one by other means)

* If you do not meet the above criteria, you are still able to apply for ticket but will have lower priority in ticket allocation

What if there is not enough tickets for everybody?

Tickets will be raffled amongst members

Your deposit will be fully returned if you do not get any tickets

What are my obligations if I get a ticket?

If you cannot attend the match, you need to return the ticket to PBL board

Transfer of tickets is strictly forbidden, not even to other penya members

It is your responsability to collect the tickets at the agreed location and time. If you fail to do so, the board reserves the right to allocate your ticket to another member

If I join the penya, will I get a ticket?

Our ticket rules are designed to discourage people joining the penya just to get tickets. To have access to tickets, it is a requirement you are well known to the board. Also, to qualify for the priority raffle you will need to be socially active in the penya.

As a rule of thumb, if the only thing you want is to buy tickets, then our advice is not join PBL because you will get none. You'll be better off saving your membership fee money and visiting a ticket agency such as Ticket Master instead.

On the other hand, if you want to join a community of FC Barcelona fans alike, then PBL is the right place for you!




Ticketing Rules

(for PDF version: PBL Ticketing Rules)

A penya ticket is a ticket allocated to Penya Blaugrana London that is then sold among penya members.  This document defines the terms and conditions of these tickets, and the rules that define how these tickets are distributed among members.

This document needs to be read in conjunction with the Penya Blaugrana London statutes.

1. Terms and conditions
   a) Penya tickets remain the property of Penya Blaugrana London at all times. Members only pay for the right to use the ticket, and does not imply ownership. 
   b) Members must pay the full amount of the ticket, even if cannot attend the match.
   c) If the member no longer needs the penya ticket, it must be returned to the penya. The resale or transfer of penya tickets is strictly forbidden.  The member is still liable for the ticket cost unless the ticket can be allocated to another penya member.
   d) Members must collect the ticket at the location and time specified by the Board.  If a ticket is not collected on time, the board reserves the right to award the ticket to another member, in which case the member does not need to pay for the ticket. 
   e) For minors (younger than 16 years old), the member must have an accompanying association member 16 or over that will take responsibility of the minor.  
   f) Providing false information or breaching any rule of these terms and conditions will result in a disciplinary hearing.
   g) The Board reserves the right to sell unassigned and unwanted tickets by penya members to recover the expense.
   h) The Board will make public to its members the number of tickets allocated to the penya, including additional tickets allocated after the raffle

2. Ticket Allocation Rules
2.1 Member Eligibility 
Members are eligible to penya tickets ONLY if they meet these requirements:
       a) Have submitted their ticket application before the official deadline announced by the Board
       b) Have paid the required deposit before the official deadline announced by the Board
       c) Have not applied for tickets for the same event with another official FCB penya
       d) Notify the board before the raffle of any tickets available or likely to be available to them. The member can still enter the penya draw as long as this ticket is made available to the penya ticket pool.  This ticket will be returned to the member if not awarded a penya ticket in the ticket draw.
       e) Have consented and provided all information necessary to be registered as an official penya member with FC Barcelona
       f) At least one board member must be acquainted with the member
   g) The member meets all rules and restrictions that FC Barcelona might introduce in this ticket application. 
   h) If FCB requests that only FCB socis can apply for penya tickets, the member must have provided his or her FCB soci details to PBL before the board official announcement of the penya ticket application.

2.2 Ticket priorities
Tickets awarded to the association will be distributed using the following levels of priority among eligible members:

Board Ticket
One ticket will be directly assigned to the Board to ensure official representation at the match.  This does not exclude Board members participating in the main draw

Priority Group A
Remaining tickets will then be raffled amongst members that meet ALL the following requirements:
  1) Have a membership length of time over 4 months (*)
  2) Have attended at least 5 PBL organised events in the previous 3 months (*). Real Madrid matches, semi-finals and finals are excluded.  
  3) Have collected both their PBL membership card and FCB penyista card for the season within 2 months of issue

Priority Group B
Then amongst members that meet ALL the following requirements:
  1) Have a membership length of time over 4 months (*)
  2) Have attended at least 3 PBL organised events in the previous 3 months.
  3) Have collected both their PBL membership card and FCB penyista card for the season within 2 months of issue

Priority Group C
Then amongst members that meet ANY of the following requirements
  1) Have a membership length of time over 4 months (*) 
  2) Have attended at least 2 PBL organised events in the previous 3 months (*)

Priority Group D
Then tickets will be raffled amongst all other members

(*) The length of time should be counted from the official PBL ticket deadline.

2.3 PBL Organised Event 
This is the definition of a "PBL Organised Event": 
•    A FCB match screening at the official PBL premises 
•    A FCB match screening in an alternative location as advertised by the Board
•    An event classified as "PBL social activity" by the Board
•    A trip to watch FCB to a stadium with the PBL flag

2.4 Ticket Raffle Rules
This is the process to raffle tickets when needed
   a) Each applicant will be given a number in sequence.  This is a circular sequence, hence after last comes the first number.
   b) A lucky number will be chosen randomly.  The member with the lucky number will be given the first ticket.  The member with the next number in the sequence will be given the second ticket and so on until all tickets are awarded. 
   c) If more tickets become available at a later time, these tickets will be awarded to members as per the above sequence. These members must have confirmed and paid these tickets at least 4 hours before the match.