Comm Games ticket bungle leaves organisers red-faced

Commonwealth Games organisers have been left red-faced after thousands of tickets for the Opening Ceremony were sent out with the wrong date on them.

Instead of the actual date of Wednesday, April 4, the tickets were printed with the date Thursday, April 4.

Around 14,000 tickets were sent out with the wrong date.


GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters says the tickets won’t be re-issued.

“We’re going out to all of those people individually obviously pointing out the error but the fact that that ticket is still valid,” Mr Peters told

Human error is being blamed for the bungle.

“It’s disappointing, Ticketek is such a great company and they are obviously devastated, as we are,” Mr Peters said.

Organisers haven’t been able to confirm there has also been an issue with weightlifting tickets.

Mr Peters admits it’s an embarrassment they could do without.

“It’s something you don’t want to see, it’s been a long ticketing process, one of the biggest ticketing processes in Australia with 1.2 million tickets,” he said

“90% per cent have been distributed and the checks that we’ve done, this is the only error that has been made.”

“We’re sincerely apologetic as Ticketek are,” Mr Peters said.