Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Melbourne Cricket Club to undertake MCG ticketing review
The Melbourne Cricket Club is looking to reassess its ticketing system for the MCG, which could mean non-members have access to members’ empty reserved seats.
The move comes after several thousand empty seats were visible on Friday at the supposedly sold out AFL preliminary final between Collingwood and Richmond.
Tickets had been in high demand for the game, with the empty seats an embarrassment to both the MCC and AFL.
Melbourne Cricket Club Chief Executive, Stuart Fox, told 3AW Breakfast the vacant seats were due to fewer walk up members than expected, stating “for one reason or another, our walk up crowd didn’t show.
“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, adding “the members are our greatest asset throughout the year.
“Throughout the home and away season we rarely get it wrong (but) it’s really for blockbuster games and finals that we’re talking about.
“We just can’t have a situation where there’s 2,000 vacant seats.”
20th September 2018 - Growing support sees AFL fans unhappy at finals ticket allocations
2nd August 2018 - AFL memberships exceed one million for first time
1st August 2018 - MCC announces extended Ticketek partnership at MCG
6th September 2017 - AFL urges fans to avoid making Finals series ticket purchases through Viagogo
30th August 2017 - Richmond attracts AFL’s biggest crowd numbers through 2017 season
17th July 2017 - Collingwood FC shares facilities with Melbourne clubs
18th April 2017 - AFL to allocate more grand final tickets to clubs
23rd December 2016 - MCC appoints Stuart Fox as new Chief Executive
25th March 2016 - AFL fans fury after MCG ticket meltdown
19th November 2015 - Richmond records 11th consecutive year of profit
25th June 2015 - Richmond Tigers break membership records topping 70,000 barrier
22nd August 2014 - AFL puts the focus on fans
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Compliant chemical storage and decanting solutions. Includes spill kits, spill containment pallets, chemical decanting decks and safety shower and eyewash equipment. See our full range of solutionsread more
TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…read more
Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…read more
Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…read more
Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…read more
Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!