Die-hard fans of football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer should think about what they want to happen to their season tickets as well as what limitations will be imposed by the team at the death of the season ticket holder. Transfer policies are set up on a team-by-team basis.
Examples of team policies relating to the transfer of season tickets include:
- Season ticket holder has no authority to transfer and the tickets go to a waitlist holder
- Season ticket holder completes a transfer form during his/her life, which designates who gets the tickets
- Season ticket holder can transfer tickets to a surviving spouse or immediate family member only
- Season ticket holder can designate who gets the tickets in his/her will
- Season ticket holder’s heirs, if no designation by will is made, must agree on who gets the tickets
- A transfer fee may be imposed in addition to meeting the limitations of a transfer policy
With such a wide range of transfer rules, season ticket holders should understand the team’s policy on transfer, and should not assume that the tickets will be passed to a younger generation fan.
Determining what you want to happen with your tickets, and what the team will allow to happen, can save a lot of heartache and avoid disputes among loved ones after death.