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Do not list your Lions Tickets on Trade Me!

The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is looming.

From 3 June 2017, NZ will host 10 matches of glorious Rugby Union. This is one to look forward to, with the Lions playing NZ Super Rugby franchises for the first time.

Get excited.

Tickets are definitely going to be hot property for such a popular tour.

Just like the 2011 Rugby World Cup, this event is subject to the Major Events Management Act (MEMA).

This means Trade Me members intending to list tickets will be affected by the special rules that apply to the sale of tickets to the matches. To avoid ticket scalping concerns, the MEMA only allows for tickets to be sold at face value (i.e. their original sale price) or less, but not a dollar over.

While there may be genuine reasons for the sale of tickets, given the difficulty of policing sales and in order to comply with the MEMA, we’ve decided not to allow the sale of any tickets to any British and Irish Lions matches, even when offered at face value or less.

Any such tickets listed on Trade Me will be removed. 

This applies to all matches and venues. Thanks for your cooperation – and go NZ!

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