THE GOLD Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games committee has responded to allegations that its been urged to slash ticket pricing for the event.
CEO Mark Peters made it clear that media reports about ticketing have been taken out of context.
“The co com come every six months to review our planning and what they said is one of the things we need to be mindful of in our ticketing strategy is to make sure (of) the variation of prices to attract different audiences,” he said.
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Mr Peters says the games are of a different nature to last weekend’s Rugby Sevens and therefore would not similarly struggle to sell tickets.
“The Rugby Sevens is a one off event and the Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event with arts and culture festivals associated with it,” he said.
Chairman of The Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission Bruce Robertson told the Bulletin that work needed to be done if Cbus and Metricon stadium were going to be full come 2018.
“This is an area that needs earlier attention than most organising committees would do. Certainly within the next six months they need to focus on that … they need to position sport as the premier activity at that time so there is a lot of work that needs to go into it,” he said.
Current ticket prices for the games in 2018 are expected at $13 for children and $27 for adults.