Article 18 Black-market and anti-counterfeit measures - Safety and Security

UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Safety and Security
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
15 June 2019

The match organiser shall, if necessary, discuss with the police and/or other public authorities what action to take against black-market ticket-sellers around the stadium, particularly bearing in mind that such activities can jeopardise the segregation strategy.


Such action can consist in limiting the number of tickets sold per person.


The most sophisticated anti-counterfeit measures must be incorporated into match tickets, and all security personnel on duty in and around the stadium must be familiar with these measures, to facilitate the rapid identification of counterfeit tickets.


As soon as the match organiser becomes aware that counterfeit tickets may be in circulation, it must contact the police and/or other public authorities to agree on a strategy for dealing with the problem.