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MCC unveils ticketing review

The Melbourne Cricket Club is looking to reassess its ticketing system, which could mean non-members have access to members’ empty reserved seats.

The move comes after Friday’s sold out final between AFL’s Collingwood and Richmond saw a few thousand empty seats.

Melbourne Cricket Club chief executive, Stuart Fox, told 3AW Breakfast the vacant seats were due to fewer walk up members than expected.

“For one reason or another, our walk up crowd didn’t show,” Stuart said.

“We fell about 2,500 short, which is really disappointing because there is such high demand for a preliminary final.”

The MCC currently allows for approximately 10,000 walk-up tickets for members at preliminary finals games, but this number could fall after the review.

Fox emphasised that the ticketing review would only impact finals games.

“The members are our greatest asset throughout the year. Throughout the home and away season we rarely get it wrong… It’s really for blockbuster games and finals that we’re talking about… it doesn’t really apply to the home and away season,” he said.

“We just can’t have a situation where there’s 2,000 vacant seats.”

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