Simple reason

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 April, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 April, 1995, 12:00am

I HAVE been interested to read the recent correspondence about empty seats at the Rugby Sevens.

I too was there for both days and observed hundreds (I would not say thousands) of empty seats. There were also, however, many hundreds of people who were not seated: at the fast food and souvenir stands, in the toilets, standing in the aisles of the South Stand (to the annoyance of the officials!) and generally milling around. Assuming that they all possessed tickets, would that not account for the empty seats observed? I'm willing to bet that the seats occupied by your correspondents were observed to be vacant at times during the competition as they made use of the various facilities available.

Incidentally I do support the view of Alfred Williams (South China Morning Post, March 30) that more tickets should be available to local people rather than sending so many abroad.