Super 12 Tickets To Individuals Should Be Limited
22 May 2002
Super 12 Ticket Sales To Individuals Should Be Limited
Wigram MP Jim Anderton is concerned at the number of loyal Cantabrians who missed out on tickets for Saturday's Super 12 final at Jade Stadium and he says there should be limits on the numbers of tickets individuals can buy.
"These are loyal Crusader fans who braved the elements for up to 25 hours, just to have the chance to support their team while some people bought as many as 100 tickets, perhaps for resale.
"All of Canterbury is proud of the Crusaders, and everyone should have had a fair chance to purchase tickets for this match. There need to be limits so this can happen."
Tickets for the final were sold out by mid-morning, with most sales being made through Ticketek's phone lines and website. But this gave little comfort to the hundreds of fans who waited overnight in single-degree temperatures to get the chance to see their team.
"By not limiting ticket sales, honest supporters miss out while scalpers win. Many of these people will have to pay a scalper $40-$60 more for a ticket if they want to see the game," said Jim Anderton.