Sport Commonwealth Games opening ceremony tickets printed with wrong day

12:06  13 february  2018
12:06  13 february  2018 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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The opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games took place on the evening of Wednesday 4 April in the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast.

The 21st Commonwealth Games are officially under way after a spectacular opening ceremony on the Gold Coast. More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be competing for 275 gold medals over the 11 days of competition.

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The tickets were printed with the wrong day . WHOEVER was in charge of making sure the day was right on the tickets for the Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony is in a whole lot of trouble right now.

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An estimated 14,000 tickets to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been sent to spectators displaying with the wrong day.

The Games kick off on April 4, which falls on a Wednesday, but the first batch of tickets have been issued to customers incorrectly showing the ceremony takes place on a Thursday.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) chief executive Mark Peters blamed the incorrect ticket printing on "human error" during the checking process at Ticketek's end.

Ticketek told Games' organisers about the error on Tuesday, but about 14,000 tickets had already been sent. © Toby Dawson - Facebook Ticketek told Games' organisers about the error on Tuesday, but about 14,000 tickets had already been sent. He emphasised the tickets were "totally valid", would not be reprinted due to the security information on them and was confident spectators would turn up on the right day.

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Commonwealth Games organisers have found themselves in hot water over a serious ticket blunder. More than 14,000 tickets sent out for the opening ceremony were printed with the wrong day .

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The remaining 21,000 opening ceremony tickets were believed to have been corrected because the error was detected "relatively early", but Mr Peters said he and Ticketek were "disappointed".

Toby Dawson, who called out GOLDOC on Facebook after noticing the error, said he initially thought he and his fiancee had made an error with their accommodation booking.

“My fiancé (sic) Emma and I received the tickets today (Tuesday) in the post and had to double check the calendar to make sure we hadn’t made a mistake with our accommodation booking," he said.

"I’m in a wheelchair so I needed to make sure the tickets were correct as there is limited accessible seating.”

Mr Peters said a preliminary check of remaining tickets had so far detected no more errors and he hoped the mistake would not be the memory customers took away from the Games.

"I hope they remember everything positive, not the fact that it's the wrong day on there," he said.

"(The tickets) might be worth a lot more on eBay in years to come."

More than 90 per cent of the total 1.2 million tickets being issued for the Games had been sent out by Tuesday, making it one of the biggest ticketed events in Australia's history.

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