Organisers of Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games will today detail their pricing structure and processes for the sale of tickets to the public.
Ticketmaster will reprise their role in the hot seat of this process following their implementation of the London 2012, despite complaints that the public were forced to pay over the odds for that event due to an obtuse system of bidding for batches of tickets.
Despite these problems Ticketmaster sold 10.9m Olympics tickets and expects to flog around 1m tickets for the Commonwealth Games, both online and over the phone, when it releases them for sale this August.
Chris Edmonds, Chairman, Ticketmaster UK, said: “We are proud to have been selected as the Official Ticketing Services Provider for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and are looking forward to being involved with the largest ever multi-sport event in Scotland. Our Ticketmaster team will bring unrivalled knowledge and experience of supporting major high profile international events and our goal will be to help deliver a comprehensive and successful ticketing strategy for Glasgow 2014.”
In addition to its role as official ticketing service provider Ticketmaster will also be an official sponsor of next year’s event.