Commonwealth Games, Rubbish!
Yes, we noticed this. Found a few events that allowed you to apply for 5 but Mrs TGA did it all so I can’t recall what.
If only there was a silver lining to this cloud of a scenario whereby she has to sit for several hours trying to ogle Tom Daley’s arse while three children moan that they are bored/hungry/thirsty/needing the loo, while I have wait patiently in the peace and quiet of a local hostelry with my book. 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Announcing a family-friendly ticketing strategy focused on delivering packed stadia and a ‘Games for Everyone’, the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee unveiled that access to sporting events at one of the world’s greatest multi-sports Games will start from just £15 for adults.
Except it would appear if you have three kids, as most events have a four ticket limit per address, meaning that I cannot take all of my family.
Leaves a bit of a bitter tastePosted 4 years agogrumMember
Did I miss the memo declaring it a fundamental human right to get to go to very rarely held major sporting events with every single member of your family? This just seems like massive #firstworldproblems
There’s a high demand for tickets so they limit the numbers any one group can have – how is that unfair in any way?Posted 4 years ago
Grum, the point is that they make a big deal of having a ‘Family Friendly Ticketing Strategy,’ this is the same strategy that excludes lots of families from even applying for tickets for most popular events.
I don’t have a right to tickets, but should be able to apply (for my family) like my neighbours who have one less kid..Posted 4 years agoiaincSubscriber
I fit the model of 2 parents and 2 kids, however what did surprise me was the price of the tickets. the whole ‘affordable’ thing is a mockery 👿 For velodrome and swimming there are 3 price category tickets, the first 2 don’t have any child concessions and are something like £90 and £70 per seat respectvely. We have applied for the cheap seats, at £40 for adults and £20 for kids, so still £120 per event. That said, seeing as it will be massively oversubscribed we’ll be lucky to get tickets anyway.
Our kids (7 and 10 yrs old) were keen to go to opening ceremony, and knowing that at Hampden a decent seat makes all the difference, we were dissapointed to find that good seats for the 4 of us would be a whopping £1k…..Posted 4 years agoiaincSubscriber
frank – absolutely 😛
nah, it’s the whole push by Glasgow to make out that tickets are from £15 and its an affordable family event. Yes, there are some at that price, but the reality is that for the events that will attract most interest the prices are jacked right up. Thing is, they can charge what they want, as shown by the massive oversubscription to the main events, it just means that less locals/young families will be able to see it.
What a contrast say to the Youth Worlds at the Velodrome last month where a family ticket was £25Posted 4 years agodan1980Member
I don’t have a right to tickets, but should be able to apply (for my family) like my neighbours who have one less kid..
And as a single person, should I be afforded the same rights and benefits as those with a family? I’d love to have a parking spot right outside of the supermarket, discounted entries to “single persons days out”, and discounted “singles friendly” meals and reduced cost and content “singles friendly” bog roll?
You made the choice to have a larger than average family, and the fact that the average is what gets catered for most often shouldn’t come as a surprise, and shouldn’t raise ire. Frankly you should be grateful you’re in a position to be able to go, and be able to afford tickets.
As someone else said, this falls squarely inside the brackets of “1st World Problems”, and a little perspective won’t come amiss.
Unless of course this is a troll, and if so, I’ll give it a generous 7/10, more swearing, random capitalisation and poorer spelling required.Posted 4 years ago
dan, you’re missing the point.
As a single person you have exactly the same rights and whatever (w.r.t. commonwealth games tickets) as a couple, a married couple, a parent with one child, a parent with someone elses child, a single parent with three children, a child with three parents, or four parents who’ve left their children in the lost luggage office in glasgow central. Or just four strangers who met in wetherspoons last week and decided they all wanted to see the 100m.
Basically, the four person thing is just an arbitrary number which completely sucks donkey balls.Posted 4 years ago
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