The Future of EA SPORTS Season Ticket

Posted August 19th at 5:00pm.

Back in 2011, we introduced EA SPORTS SEASON Ticket to our biggest and most loyal fans who could not wait for their favorite EA SPORTS games to hit store shelves. The program included early access to our games, multiple weeks of Ultimate Team packs, and DLC discounts.

Moving forward, this will be the last year that EA SPORTS Season Ticket is offered. Madden NFL 15FIFA 15 and NHL 15 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be the final games to participate in this program.

While EA SPORTS Season Ticket is going away, the same offers it previously had will continue this year. This includes:

  • Three days early access to Madden NFL 15NHL 15, and FIFA 15
  • 24 weeks of Ultimate Team packs for all participating titles
  • 20 percent discount on DLC
  • New, lower price of $19.99*

EA SPORTS Season Ticket can be purchased for the new price of $19.99* through the Xbox 360 Marketplace starting today, and on the PlayStation Network beginning on August 26.

For more information on EA SPORTS Season Ticket, including a handy FAQ, please keep reading.



Benefits of EA SPORTS Season Ticket

PLAY EARLY. PLAY MORE. PLAY BETTER

EA SPORTS Season Ticket is for our biggest and most loyal fans who can’t wait for EA SPORTS games to hit shelves each year. The benefits for EA SPORTS Season Ticket for this year, at a new lower price of $19.99*, include:

  • Early Access to Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, and FIFA 15.
  • 24 Weeks of Ultimate Team Packs
  • 20% discount on additional DLC

EARLY ACCESS to Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, and FIFA 15

Download your favorite EA SPORTS titles three days early and get into the action while your friends are still dreaming of throwing 40-yard bombs or ripping the back of the net. Carry forward your progress and achievements when you buy on launch day to stay ahead of the game.

24 WEEKS OF Ultimate Team Packs

Across all participating Titles

Don’t wait to build your club in Ultimate Team, compete against your friends, or test your skills in weekly global tournaments. With EA SPORTS Season Ticket, get a leg-up on your opponents with access to the following PDLC across all participating titles:

  • 24 Pro Madden Packs (over $35 in value)
  • 24 NHL Premium Gold Packs (over $35 in value)
  • 24 FIFA Premium Gold Packs (over $35 in value)

Access to the above PDLC begins with Madden NFL 15. The packs listed are distributed and expire on a weekly basis.

For more information on Ultimate Team modes, check out their specific franchise sites.

20% DISCOUNT ON ADDITIONAL DLC

Want to save even more? With EA SPORTS Season Ticket you get 20% off all DLC available in all participating titles. Get more Ultimate Team packs, more players and more boosts for your money. If it’s available for purchase, you get 20% off. It’s that easy.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is EA SPORTS Season Ticket?

EA SPORTS Season Ticket is for our biggest and most loyal fans who can’t wait for EA SPORTS games to hit shelves each year. 

I've bought my EA SPORTS Season Ticket. Now, how do I get Early Access?

If you have an Xbox 360, you must manually trigger the Early Access download from within EA SPORTS Central.

If you have a PS3, you must manually trigger the Early Access download from:
PlayStation® Store » View All By Title » 'letter of the game title'.

Through Early Access, do I have all of the functionality I have with the retail game?

Through Early Access you will have full functionality - including online play - with the exception of purchasing additional content and access to the Ultimate Team modes in Madden NFL 25 and NHL 14. FIFA 14 Early Access will include FIFA Ultimate Team with the ability to play and trade but the ability to purchase packs with FIFA Points will not be available.

Why is EA SPORTS Season Ticket going to end?

We’re constantly looking at the benefits we provide to our players and ensuring that they are valuable and beneficial to as many players as possible. As more and more of our fans move to the new generation of consoles, we felt the time was right to start the process of concluding Season Ticket for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Season Ticket benefits are still available for FIFA 15, NHL 15 and Madden NFL 15, at a new lower price of $19.99*.

Will there be an EA SPORTS Season Ticket offer for Xbox One and PS4?

We have no plans to extend EA SPORTS Season Ticket to additional platforms.

What’s the difference between EA SPORTS Season Ticket and EA Access?

EA SPORTS Season Ticket was built for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms for just our EA SPORTS titles. The new EA Access program was tailor made for Xbox One and provides different benefits across all of EA’s portfolio. It provides members with the games in The Vault, a hand-picked selection of great EA titles you can play as much as you want. Members also get a 10% discount on all digital purchases (including the base games) and the ability to try games five days before the release date with timed trials.

How long does my membership last?

12 consecutive months starting on the day you subscribe. We will stop selling Season Ticket Subscriptions in March of 2015, and then all Season Ticket benefits will expire in March, 2016.

How do I renew my membership?

XBOX Live:

  • Are you an existing XBOX Live Gold Member? If so, login to your Xbox Live profile. Otherwise, go to XBOX Live to create an account.
  • Go to XBOX Live Game Library and click on EA SPORTS.
  • Re-purchase a 12-month Subscription. 

PSN:

  • Sign in to your PlayStation®Network account.
  • Go to PlayStation®Store and search for EA SPORTS Season Ticket.
  • Select and purchase EA SPORTS Season Ticket for $19.99.

How do I cancel my subscription?

The subscription will automatically time-out at the end of the subscription period. There are no refunds available for the program.

With Early Release do I have all of the functionality I have with the retail game?

Yes. The early release of each game will offer full functionality – including online play – with the exception of purchasing additional downloadable content.   FIFA 15 includes access to Ultimate Team modes in the Early Release, but Ultimate Team is not available in NHL 15 and Madden NFL 15 Early Release.

Are Ultimate Team games also available during the early release?

FIFA 15 includes access to Ultimate Team modes in the Early Release, but Ultimate Team is not available in NHL 15 and Madden NFL 15 Early Release.

Do all of my achievements during Early Release follow me to my retail version of the game when I purchase it?

Yes. EA SPORTS Season Ticket subscribers will keep all achievements and progress gained within the early release of each game when you purchase the title at retail.

If I buy the subscription in the middle of the year, will I get a discount off PDLC?

The EA SPORTS Season Ticket subscription will give you 12 months membership starting from the date that you purchased the program. PDLC will be available at a 20% discount and would be backwards compatible with participating titles.

What does my 20% discount on downloadable content cover?

EA SPORTS Season Ticket subscribers will receive a 20% off all paid downloadable EA SPORTS content for participating titles only.

*Please note: new pricing on the PlayStation Store will be effective starting August 26.


SEE WWW.EASPORTS.COM/SEASONTICKET FOR A LIST OF PARTICIPATING FRANCHISES, EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE AND SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS. EA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ALL PARTICIPATING FRANCHISES ARE AVAILABLE IN ALL COUNTRIES OR THAT THEY WILL RELEASE WITHIN THE 12 MONTHS FOLLOWING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION INITIATION DATE. PARTICIPATING FRANCHISES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. AN ONLINE PASS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR EACH EA SPORTS GAME TO ACCESS ALL EA SPORTS SEASON TICKET ONLINE BENEFITS IN-GAME, INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE DISCOUNTED DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT. DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT EXCLUDES GAME ITSELF. DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO PURCHASE PRICE OF GAMES. EARLY RELEASE ACCESS EXPIRES THE DAY THE PARTICIPATING GAME LAUNCHES IN RETAIL STORES. ADDITIONAL USERNAME MAY BE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE FREE PREMIUM WEB CONTENT. ULTIMATE TEAM PACKS PROVIDED IN CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY INCREMENTS ONCE ACTIVATED. ULTIMATE TEAM PACKS MUST BE DOWNLOADED FROM WITHIN GAME STOREFRONT EACH WEEK AND WILL EXPIRE 7 DAYS AFTER EACH PACK IS OFFERED. FAILURE TO DOWNLOAD AND/OR USE THE PACK IN ANY GIVEN WEEK WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF THAT WEEK'S PACK OFFERING. ACTIVE SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED TO REDEEM ALL PACKS. FULL INTEGRATION OF PREMIUM WEB CONTENT REQUIRES THE CORE GAME. USE OF EA SPORTS SEASON TICKET BENEFITS MAY REQUIRE AN ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP AND CONNECTION TO EA SERVERS. EA SPORTS SEASON TICKET IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF TWO CONSOLE PERSONAS PER ORIGIN ACCOUNT (EMAIL ADDRESS) ALLOWED TO PURCHASE EA SPORTS SEASON TICKET. ONLINE FEATURES CAN BE DISCONTINUED AT ANY TIME WITH 30-DAYS NOTICE AT WWW.EA.COM/2/SERVICE-UPDATES. AUSTRALIA RESIDENTS: 2 OF THE 3 DAYS OF EARLY RELEASE ACCESS WILL BE BEFORE GAME IS AVAILABLE AT RETAIL. MEXICO RESIDENTS: THERE IS A DIFFERENT EARLY ACCESS SCHEDULE FOR MEXICO WHICH CAN VARY BY TITLE. SEE WWW.EASPORTS.COM/SEASONTICKET FOR DETAILS.

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