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Turkish Football Discussion / Re: How to get a Passolig card
« Last post by TFN on March 11, 2019, 04:40:19 AM »
A visual, step by step breakdown of the process

Step 1. Begin the application process by going to the Passolig website



Step 2. Enter the required information



Step 3. Enter/verify the code that was sent to your mobile number



Step 4. Select the team's logo you wish to see on your card *Best choice would be none/no logo as seen in screenshot



Step 5. Confirm your choice


Step 6. Upload a photograph of your face



Step 7. Select the delivery location and review the fees *You may enter a discount/promo code here if you have one



Step 8. Pay for your Passolig Card



DONE!
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Turkish Football Discussion / How to purchase Turkish football tickets
« Last post by TFN on March 11, 2019, 04:27:03 AM »
How & where to purchase Turkish football tickets

The following instructions apply for both, single game and season tickets.

If you haven't done so, please register an account with Passo (it's free) and purchase a Passolig card. Otherwise, you will NOT be able to attend any games in Turkey.

The only official seller of e-tickets for football games in Turkey is Passo. This includes Super Lig, First Lig, Turkish Cup, Champions League and Europa League games.

In other words, if you want to watch a game of football in Turkey, you will have to go through the Passo system using your Passolig card.

You may purchase tickets via;

1) your computer by visiting the Passo website
2) your smartphone/tablet through the Passo Mobile App (available for iOS and Android)

After (or before) purchasing a Passolig card, you will need to create a Passo account. With this account, you will log in on the Passo website to purchase tickets each time you want to attend a game in Turkey.

To purchase a ticket via the Passo website:

1. Go to www.passo.com.tr/en (English version)
2. Log in to your Passo account with your e-mail and password (if you don't have an account, click "Register" instead and go through the quick setup. It takes less than a minute)
3. Once you've logged in, select #futbol from the top left hand corner or go back to the home page.
4. Find a game you want and click "Detail"
5. Review the price and seat categories
6. Click "Buy" (if you haven't added/merged your Passolig card to your Passo account, you will be prompted to do so at this point)
7. Follow the on screen instructions.

And that's it!

Your ticket will now be associated with your Passolig card. You can make your way to the stadium with your card or you may leave your card at home and go with the Passo Mobile App installed on your smartphone. If you choose to go with the latter, make sure you've logged in to your account on the App. Like you do with airline apps, you will scan the code of the ticket at the stadium after which you will be granted access inside.


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Turkish Football Discussion / How to renew/extend your Passolig card
« Last post by TFN on March 11, 2019, 04:18:24 AM »
How to renew/extend your Passolig card

Once a year you will need to renew or "extend" your Passolig card. The fee is the same as what you paid when you initially signed up for the card unless you have been notified otherwise.

You can pay your annual fee from anywhere (including outside of Turkey) with a valid credit card. If you do not pay the annual fee, your card will be deactivated.

To do so, follow the instructions below. You can either do it via Passolig or Passo website.


Via Passolig website
1. Go to passolig.com.tr
2. Select EN (for English) at the top right corner.
3. Click on "Extend E-Ticket"
4. Click on "Extend E-ticket Validity Period" on the page that loads up.
5. Log in using the Passport Number & Mobile Number you used when creating your Passolig account.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Via Passo website
1. Go to passo.com.tr/en (English version)
2. Click "Register" in the top right corner
3. Fill out the details (e-mail, name, gender, DOB, country, password, phone number)
4. Click "Send"
5. Click on the confirmation link sent to your e-mail.
6. Log in to your newly created account and "merge" your Passolig card to your Passo account by    typing in your Passport number, Mobile Phone number and Country.
7. Click "Send"
8. Click on "Extend E-ticket Period" from the menu on the left in your Passo account.
9. Follow the on screen instructions.


Screenshot of Passolig page:


Screenshot of Passo account page:
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Turkish Football Discussion / How to add funds to your Passolig card
« Last post by TFN on March 11, 2019, 04:14:46 AM »
How to add funds to your Passolig card

Once you have gotten yourself a Passolig card, you will need to add funds to it, or top up in other words, in order to purchase a ticket.

You can load money onto your card, which is essentially a pre-paid MasterCard, even before you set foot in Turkey. Or, you may of course do so when you arrive. The choice is yours.

To do so, you will have to do it either via the Passolig or the Passo website.

via Passolig website:

1. Go to passolig.com.tr
2. Select EN (for English) at the top right corner.
3. Click on "Top up your card"
4. Click on "Top up" on the page that loads up.
5. Log in using the Passport Number & Mobile Number you used while creating your Passolig account.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Via Passo website:

1. Go to passo.com.tr/en (English version)
2. Click "Register" in the top right corner
3. Fill out the details (e-mail, name, gender, DOB, country, password, phone number)
4. Click "Send"
5. Click on the confirmation link sent to your e-mail.
6. Log in to your newly created account and "merge" your Passolig card to your Passo account by    typing in your Passport number, Mobile Phone number and Country.
7. Click "Send"
8. Click "Top Up" from the menu on the left side in your account.
9. Follow the on screen instructions.

After completing either of these methods, your Passolig card will have funds in it and you will be able to purchase tickets through the Passo website.

You can add funds/top up not only your own card but your friend's or a family member's Passolig card using the same method. All you will need is their Passolig card number.

Remember;
Passolig card - buys and holds your tickets
Passo - online e-ticket purchasing/assigning system


Screenshot of Passolig page:


Screenshot of Passo page:

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Turkish Football Discussion / How to get a Passolig card
« Last post by TFN on March 11, 2019, 04:02:23 AM »
How to get a Passolig Card


If you are looking to purchase tickets for an upcoming Turkish football match (Super Lig, First Lig or Turkish Cup), you will need to be aware of a few things prior to making your purchase.

In order to watch a football game in Turkey, you will need to go through the following steps.
 
1. Purchase a Passolig card
2. Register an account with Passo (online e-ticketing system in Turkey)
3. Add funds to your Passolig card
4. Purchase a ticket using your Passolig card (or link the e-ticket to your Passolig ID if buying through a re-seller/third party)
5. Attend the game with your Passolig card or Passo Mobile App

*Scroll to the bottom for a visual, step by step breakdown of the application process.

For the record;

Passolig card - buys and holds your tickets
Passo - online e-ticket purchasing/assigning system in Turkey


Background
Due to excessive hooliganism in the past, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have scrapped the paper ticket method and adopted an electronic ticketing system called Passo in order to curtail the acts of violence and hooliganism during games at stadiums. To purchase a ticket and attend a game, one needs a Passolig card and a Passo account. Once you apply for and purchase a Passolig card, you will need to create a Passo account. Then, you load money on to your card and purchase tickets with it. Read on for a better breakdown of the system and how it works.

In previous years, it was typical to see thousands of "fans" flock to the stadiums while bringing knives, sticks, pipes, flares, and whatever else you can imagine in order to provoke opposing fans in attendance. This would often lead to bloody brawls which ultimately ruined the experience of a live football game for many around the country. By using a paper ticket which was void of any personal/identifying information, the culprits would often get away with their crime.

Fast forward several years, and despite protests from club fans, Passolig has been introduced and successfully implemented. Attendance numbers continue to increase, overall, year after year and violence during games has decreased dramatically. This is due to the simple, but effective system which Passolig is based on.

In short, a Passolig card is a modified pre-paid credit/debit card (MasterCard) which contains your personal information (full name, passport number, mobile phone number, photo, date of birth). Just like every other pre-paid card, you load money onto it and use it to purchase tickets for whichever game(s) you would like to attend. This card is personalized for each and every person who applies for one and is used to identify and give you entrance in to the stadium. In addition to this, the card allows clubs to know more about their fans as well as creating an additional source of revenue.





Fees
While the card is not free, it is relatively cheap. The cost varies depending on which club you choose to associate the card with. Though it may sound strange, the prices are based on the size of the club. In other words, a card linked with The Big Three (GS, FB, BJK) will cost slightly more than a card associated with a smaller club.

The cost, therefore, is broken down into several categories with GS, FB, BJK cards being the most expensive. The price categories are;

1) 22.12 Turkish Lira (TL)
2) 22.50 TL
3) 29 TL
4) 30 TL
5) 35.50 TL
6) 39 TL
7) 41.50 TL

This fee is paid annually (once per year) online. If the fee is not paid, the card is deactivated and, thus, you will not be able to purchase tickets.


Applying for a Passolig card
The application process is done online through the Passolig website.
You will be asked to provide your personal information such as full name, passport number and an active mobile/cell phone number.
The mobile number does not have to be Turkish but you must have access to it since they will send you an SMS/text message containing a code which you will use to complete your registration. You will need to use the same mobile number to log in to your account in order to add funds and renew/extend your card's validity annually. You will also need to upload a photo of your face during the registration process.

As a foreign national (ie. not a resident of Turkey), you may only pick up your card at the stadium of the club you selected during the application process.

Note: I would advise selecting a card WITHOUT a club logo if you plan to attend games of multiple clubs. For what it's worth, majority of Passolig cards (over 4.5 million) are without a club logo.

Attending games

Once you have completed your online application for a Passolig card, your information is sent to the "system", for lack of a better word. This is useful because it allows you to attend games even if you do not have your Passolig card on you in case you forgot it while rushing to get to the game.

If you do not have your card on you, you may enter the stadium by purchasing a Single Entry Pass Card for 15 Turkish Lira. This one-time use only card is sold at the stadium on the day of the game. They will ask you to provide/confirm the details you used to register for the Passolig card.

If you have your Passolig card, but the turnstile/machine does not read your card, simply ask the staff member present to provide you with assistance. They will issue you a Single Entry Pass Card free of charge.

Another way you can attend games, if you do not have your card or prefer to go without it, is by using the Passolig Mobile App which is available for iOS & Android.
Once you've completed your Passolig registration, download the Mobile App and enter your login information. The app contains the ticket(s) you've purchased and will allow you to enter stadium by simply scanning the code the App produces at the turnstile/machine at the stadium. This works similarly to airline apps when you board a plane.


Conclusion

While the process might seem complicated, it is rather straightforward.

1. Apply for a Passolig card online.
2. Complete the first stage of registration online by entering the code sent to the mobile number you provided.
3. Choose the type of card you would like.
4. Upload a photo of yourself.
5. Pay for the Passolig card (the annual fee).
6. Done! Your card will be available for pickup at the stadium* of the club you've chosen to support. Even if you don't pick it up, it becomes activated immediately upon payment.

7a. Top up your Passolig Card with money so you can purchase tickets.
7b. Purchase your ticket(s) at via the PASSO website.
8.  Attend the game with your Passolig card, your Passolig Mobile App or by purchasing a single-entry Pass Card (if you don't have your Passolig card on you).

*Average delivery time for the card is 15 days.

However, you can still purchase tickets and attend games without having it physically. Simply, buy the ticket(s) using your Passolig card number and attend the games with the Passo mobile app. This is the best way forward.

Even if you don't pick up your card, you can always purchase tickets and attend games so long as you pay the annual fee for the card to keep it activated.

And remember, no one can pick up your Passolig card at the stadium except you since they would ask you to provide the passport you used to register, therefore, you don't have to worry about it falling into the hands of someone else.

Useful Links:

FAQ Passolig
Apply for a Passolig card online
Passo Mobile App
Top up your Passolig card (via Passolig)
Top up your Passolig card (via Passo)



Once you've completed this stage, you are ready to go and watch your favourite Turkish football team!


Click here to find out how to add funds ("top up") to your Passolig card.

OR

Click here to find out how and where to purchase tickets.
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Turkish Football Discussion / Welcome to the Forum
« Last post by TFN on March 11, 2019, 03:32:38 AM »
Hi,

Thank you for visiting the forum of turkishfootballnews.com. If there is anything you would like to discuss regarding Turkish football, whether it be the Super Lig, statistics, tickets or just need a place to hang out, this is the place for you.

As per standard Internet forum etiquette, please remain respectful at all times.

Thank you.
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