Eagles fans shut out of tickets for London game

Tim Jimenez
May 02, 2018 - 9:31 am
Feb 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) holds his daughter Lily while on the podium after a victory against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Many Eagles fans who were looking to see the team's first regular season game on international soil in person were shut out when tickets went on sale Tuesday.

Ticketmaster UK said there was "unprecedented demand" to see the defending Super Bowl champions take on the Jaguars in London in October. And so, when many Eagles fans rushed to Ticketmaster's website, they were stopped at the goal line. Some saw error messages. Others, like Anthony Rosello from Reading, had problems paying. 

"I typed in all my information, put in my credit card number, and at that point is when they said it was declined for an international transaction," Rosello said.

He cleared things with the credit card company, but by then the tickets were gone. Now Rosello and his wife have flights and hotels booked, but no tickets.

"A tough pill to swallow being in London and seeing the Eagles jerseys and seeing how close I was to actually being able to go to the game," he said.

He says he could still buy on sites like Stubhub, but the prices just aren't right.

"They've tripled, quadrupled. Five times so, budget wise, it's no longer realistic."