The ballot process which took place last year received a lot of criticism, with many people applying for huge numbers of tickets but not actually obtaining any. As a result Praetorian Outsource Marketing was pleased to hear LOCOG say that priority would be given to those who had been unsuccessful in previous ballot rounds. They have been as good as their word and just under one million remaining tickets will be released on Friday morning with 20,000 unsuccessful applicants given first dibs in a 31 hour period prior to going on general release.
LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe said of the ticketing, “We know thousands of sports fans were disappointed when they missed out in the initial sales period because of massive demand for tickets.” The former Olympic medalist continued, “We promised we would prioritise these fans when we released the contingency tickets, which is exactly what we are doing.”
A spokesperson for Praetorian Outsource Marketing expressed his hope that local people would be more successful this time round. “Although the whole country is entitled to getting tickets you have to feel sorry for those people who live right around the corner and have to deal with all of the disruption, but haven't received any tickets. Its fantastic that tickets for all sports will be available, we hope people have more luck this time round!”
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