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  1. Just the ticket- organisers make life so easy

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Queuing overnight outside Hong Kong Stadium for tickets to watch overseas teams is not uncommon. When football giants such as Real Madrid, Manchester United or the Brazilian national team came to Hong Kong, thousands of fans waited anxiously at the stadium to get tickets days or weeks before the match. 'This is going to change,' HKFA chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak said. ...


    English clubs take fans to cleaners with high ticket prices

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 12:11am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson BBC's exposé into the hefty increase in ticket prices versus inflation proves that teams have long lost touch with their supporters English clubs take fans to cleaners ... windfall to drop ticket prices It is the largest of its kind in Britain and covered 176 clubs across 11 divisions in British football and 31 clubs from 10 different leagues in Europe. The report ...

  3. Ticket scalpers still setting a hot pace at venues

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo As Olympic medal rivalry reached fever pitch following the start of the athletics events, ticket scalping at Games venues also heated up despite repeated warnings that selling tickets for profit was illegal. It could not be easier to spot the scalpers outside major Games venues in Beijing, though most prefer to exchange money and tickets away from the eyes ...

  4. Tickets for favourite events sell out in hours

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Choi Chi-yuk Tickets for popular Olympic events were snapped up within hours of the sales booths opening yesterday, during the fourth round of ticket sales in Beijing. By 4pm, tickets for gymnastics, diving and synchronised swimming- sports in which Chinese teams are traditionally favourites- had all been bought by enthusiastic fans who had queued for two nights ...

  5. Tempers flare in queue for last batch of Games tickets

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... of Olympics tickets going on sale today. Amid the queues, a Hong Kong-based television network claimed, a crew was detained by police and requested to erase a video clip taken of a brawl. Now Broadband TV accused mainland police of meddling with press freedoms after its reporter and cameraman were stopped while covering a quarrel over queueing at one of the ticketing spots, where more ...

  6. Scalpers targeted in two-day clampdown

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Beijing police swooped on Paralympic ticket scalpers near the Olympic Green this week, detaining 134 people in two operations that surprised many who had found tickets readily available through legitimate outlets. Police sources said 99 scalpers had been picked up and 969 tickets confiscated on Wednesday after a similar raid on Tuesday in which 35 scalpers were arrested ...

  7. Despite the risks, touts are still in the game

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The tout at the other end of the phone line, who identified himself only as Mr Chen, was persuasive in his response to questions about the price of a ticket to a women's ... would ask for some other tickets. If you really want to buy, we can meet to negotiate a bit,' the man said. Mr Chen's adverts- posted on 263.com, a major lifestyle portal ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - Hong Kong v Argentina

    Lionel Messi & Co arrive to take on Hong Kong- but only half the 40,000 tickets have been sold

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:08am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hong Kong Football Association has not drawn the attention of the masses with only about half of the tickets for the Argentina match against Hong ... the match is being under-written by our directors," said Sutcliffe. "We have sold around 50 per cent of the tickets, but sales are brisker now that we are getting close to the match ...

  9. Ticket sales system gives fans cold shoulder

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Klaudia Lee

    ... for tickets for next week's clash between Hong Kong and world champions Brazil. But the wait was probably unnecessary. Only 1,214 tickets were sold on the first day of open sales yesterday, following the poorer-than-expected response to the computer draw to allocate tickets. A total of 301 of the $500 tickets were sold, 550 of the $800 tickets, 81 of the $1,200 tickets and 192 ...

  10. Scalpers do roaring trade in cut-price tennis final tickets

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jon Campbell

    ... speed. In the west, scalpers sell their tickets at a hefty mark-up, but perhaps only in China could a ticket valued at more than 60 yuan be snapped up for a mere 10 yuan. The tickets were ... ticketing rights on the China Open for the next five years, was not complaining as the company's main concern- fake tickets- had not materialised. Speaking two days ago, Mr Krane said: ...




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