Super 14 ticket problem retified

A TECHNICAL delay in getting the first tickets out to the public for NSW Waratahs-Queensland Reds Super 14 trial match in Lismore next month was rectified yesterday afternoon.

Up to 300 premium undercover grandstand tickets for the Oakes Oval clash on January 23 were to go on-line through Ticketek on Thursday.

However, a technical glitch and a mix-up between Rugby NSW and Ticketek thwarted dozens of enquiries, with the first sales not registering until late yesterday.

“It was a disappointing start to what will undoubtedly be one of the premium sporting events played on the Far North Coast,” promoter Howard Atkinson said yesterday.

“But as disappointing as it was, it couldn’t be helped and everything is now back on track,” he said.

He said in the lead-up to what was supposed to eventuate on Thursday there had been enquiries about ticket sales from Newcastle, the New England Tablelands and the Gold Coast, with the Reds executive also sending out dozens of notifications about the first release sales.

Atkinson said the trial was always going to be an unknown quantity as to how much interest there was in the game.

The pre-sale grandstand tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for concession and children and $45 for a family with general outer tickets for adults selling at $12, concession and children $8 and family $35.



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