Commonwealth Games 2018 organisers in Australia are to take tickets off sale today (Friday) as they audit availability before a final push next month.
While more than one million tickets have already been sold via official partner Ticketek, Gold Coast officials are keen to identify as many free seats as possible over the course of the next few weeks, with venue seating plans due to be finalised and delivery partners to return any unallocated tickets.
Ahead of the resumption of sales on November 20, tickets purchased to date will be assigned specific seats across all sessions and once the seat assignment process is completed, remaining tickets – including those which have been made available following the finalisation of venue plans – will then be made available.
When sales do resume, all tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis for the event that takes place in April 2018.
“The next ticket phase will continue the great response to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ticket programme that received an initial 1.2 million ticket requests and an overwhelming response during the first general ticket sales period,” said Peter Beattie, Gold Coast 2018 chairman.
“We were so pleased with the response from the community during the ticket request phase and we’ve spent the last three months working through seating plans at every GC2018 venue to finalise elements such as temporary structures, sight lines and camera positions to ensure we can make as many seats as possible available to those who don’t want to miss the chance to enjoy all GC2018 have to offer.
“The tickets reallocated to the general ticket pool will be on a first-come, first-served basis, providing a great opportunity to get into some of the most in-demand sessions that have been oversubscribed since the ticket request phase.”