Australia Commonwealth Games organisers 'gutted' after 14,000 incorrect tickets sent

09:37  14 february  2018
09:37  14 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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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

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

a close up of a sign© Provided by ABC Grandstand Tickets to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony are still "totally valid" despite being printed with a date error, organisers say.

About 14,000 tickets have been issued with "Thursday 4 April" printed on them, however, the correct day is Wednesday.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) chief executive Mark Peters said printing glitches were common for large events, but ultimately it was a "human error" made by ticket issuer Ticketek.

"This is one of the world's best ticket companies … they are gutted and we are that this error was made," he said.

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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

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organisers have admitted an embarrassing error. Thousands of opening ceremony tickets had an incorrect date. Despite the reassurances, Mr Peters admitted both GOLDOC and Ticketek were “ gutted ” by the mistake.

It was not the first printing error, three events had also been printed with incorrect times, but have since been fixed.

"There were some overprinting in weightlifting, triathlon and table tennis … so they got in contact with everyone straight away, resent tickets and it was just part of their business as usual," Mr Peters said.

However, he said they would not be reissuing the opening ceremony tickets.

"This one with 14,000 is a little larger, and obviously that's why we've paid a lot of attention to making sure we're communicating with everyone about it," he said.

Emails have already been sent out to some ticket holders explaining the mistake.

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