YOG: Last-minute ticket sales for empty seats at sold-out venues
18 August 2010
SINGAPORE : Organisers of the Youth Olympics Games are making it possible for more people to catch the action.
From Thursday, if there are empty seats at sold-out venues, officials will be flexible in allowing last-minute fans to purchase tickets.
Sports Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said venue managers will use their discretion to manage the situation. He was speaking to reporters after watching swimmer Rainer Ng clinch Singapore's first silver medal at the Games.
He said: "It will have to be first-come-first-served basis, and it will have to depend very much on the physical situation on the ground. "That's why I cannot have a uniform rule across all venues.
The venue manager will be authorised to make these decisions at a local level." - CNA/al
The question is – Why is there empty seats at sold out venues?
I think it is a know fact by now that these “sold out” tickets are actually bought by MOE (with tax payers money) to be given to their students.
Being teenager I definitely will not go for something that I am not interested in.
So why must our government do thing this way? Trying to make things look like what they are not really is.
If there is no crowd in an events then so be it. You should either make it free entry or reduce the cost of the tickets to pull in the crowd rather the let this shit happened.
I guess they are quite good at generating false statistic in this country.