Remaining Comm Games tickets will go on general sale today

The remaining tickets for next year’s Commonwealth Games will be put on general sale today.

The opening ceremony, rugby sevens and netball finals are sold out.

A two-day pre-sale period for those who missed out on tickets in last month’s ballot offer ran over the last two days, and the tickets left available will be put up for sale globally today.


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More than 1.2 million ticket requests were received for the initial ballot with the opening ceremony, rugby sevens final and netball final over-subscribed five times.

Despite that interest, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation chief executive officer Mark Peters said tickets were still available to about half of the 97 medal sessions before this week’s pre-sale.

GOLDOC is expected to make an announcement later today about which events remain available.

Last week GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie issued a warning to those looking to purchase tickets from scalpers, saying any tickets purchased illegally would be cancelled.

“My advice to anyone thinking of buying a ticket online, an illegal ticket, is don’t do it because you’re buying nothing. You’re buying hot air,” Mr Beattie said.

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