Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund will on Monday launch an official Secondary Ticket Market Platform with the objective of ensuring fair ticketing at fair prices. In cooperation with its ticketing partner EVENTIM Sports, BVB has had the platform fully integrated into its own, pre-existing online ticket shop.

"The official Secondary Ticket Market Platform is a valuable and important step in the battle against the black market and illegal ticket sales," said BVB's Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke, who announced that the platform would be introduced at the general meeting in November last year.

During the development and operational design of the official BVB Secondary Ticket Market Platform, the club's Ticketing Department was in close contact with the BVB Supporters' Association. From now on, ticket holders will legally have the opportunity to put their season and matchday tickets for BVB home games up for resale on the BVB online ticket shop if they are not able to attend the respective match fixture(s) at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK themselves. The ticket holder does not have to physically give away their individual or season tickets, as the tickets are saved electronically and subsequently re-released for use. The secondary market is available for all sold-out home games.

BVB urgently warns against the purchase of tickets from illegal suppliers. "It might very well be the case that the ticket is a copy, was not paid for or was blocked due to a violation of Borussia Dortmund's General Terms and Conditions," explained Matthias Naversnik, Head of the BVB Ticketing Department.

All available tickets for BVB home games from the primary and secondary ticket markets can now be found at any time at http://www.bvb.de/ticketshop.