Olympic football tickets back on sale

Football tickets for the London 2012 Olympics went on sale at 11am this morning after previous sales rounds were plagued by problems.

Olympic football tickets back on sale
Olympic football tickets back on sale

Around one million football tickets were sold before they came off-sale in February, and with approximately 1.5 million still to be purchased.

Tickets start from £20 and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until 6 May.

Locog said it has tested its ticketing systems this month in preparation for the upcoming sales, after several ticketing problems.

In January, it oversold 10,000 tickets for synchornised swimming events. In the same month, the Ticketmaster sale platform closed on the launch day of the ticket resale. Locog said huge demand for tickets led to purchasing difficulties and suspended resales for over a week while it worked on a solution.

In February, The London Assembly criticised Locog for putting public confidence at risk by refusing to reveal details of the ticketing arrangements for the Games.

Locog has confirmed that buying a football ticket during this sale will not affect eligibility for future ticket sales.

The football tournament takes place at six venues around the UK: Hampden Park in Glasgow, Old Trafford in Manchester, Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, St James’ Park in Newcastle, City of Coventry Stadium and Wembley Stadium in London.

The remaining tickets for other Olympic sports will go on sale in May.

Football tickets are on sale from tickets.london2012.com or via telephone on 0844 847 2012.

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