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CA releases more of summer’s hottest tickets

UPDATED 15 October, 2013 11:48AM AEST | by Cricket Australia 2

Fans that missed out on tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series this summer will have another opportunity to snap up seats to the greatest rivalry in world sport thanks to the release of more tickets by Cricket Australia tomorrow.

A limited number of tickets to the Australian international cricket season against England will go on sale from 9am on 16 October 2013.

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The response to the initial ticket release exceeded the corresponding period in 2010-11 when The Ashes was last played in Australia, with the upcoming series generating a 30% increase in sales. The match at the WACA sold out days one to three within a week of release, day one at the GABBA sold out in a week, and days one to three at the Adelaide Oval and the SCG sold out within a day. Boxing Day at the MCG has seen huge ticket sales and is likely to sell out in advance of the match.

Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager Operations, Mike McKenna, said the new release of tickets is a chance for even more fans to witness the famous rivalry between Australia and England.

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“With the excitement for The Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series building we are expecting these tickets to be snapped up quickly by fans eager to witness the great sporting rivalry between Australia and England,” Mr McKenna said.

“As well as the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series, there are also tickets available for the Carlton Mid One Day International Series and KFC T20 INTL Series matches, so fans can enjoy watching Australia take on England in all forms of the game.”

The Carlton Mid One Day International Series will bring back Summer’s Biggest Dress Up Party and also mark the start of preparations for the Australian team as it gets ready to host the 2015 ICC World Cup the following summer. The KFC T20 INTL matches could see an influx of young families in the stands as the new Bring the Kids For Free* incentive is launched.

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Given the strong demand for tickets, Cricket Australia is ramping up its efforts against scalping and identifying where tickets are being sold by scalpers. Following the initial ticket release, Cricket Australia has cancelled a large number of scalper tickets, and these are included in this latest ticket release. Tickets purchased from scalpers will be cancelled and anyone holding a ticket bought from a scalper will be refused entry at the admission gates. Fans are advised to only purchase tickets from authorised ticketing agencies, Ticketek and Ticketmaster.

Cricket fans wanting to travel interstate or to their capital city are reminded that the Cricket Australia Travel Office has packages available which include accommodation, tickets and more. More information can be found at www.cricket.com.au/travel.

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SNAPSHOT**: Tickets still available for cricket fans

Venue

Day

Availability

Ticket Agency

Result after first release

(17 July 2013)

GABBA, QLD

Days 1 - 3

Very Limited release

Ticketmaster

Day 1 sold out in a week

Day 4

Good seats still remain

Adelaide Oval, SA

Day 1 – 4

Limited release

Ticketek

Days 1-3 sold out within a day

WACA, WA

Day 1 - 3

Limited release

Ticketmaster

Days 1-3 sold out within a week

Day 4

Good seats still remain

MCG, VIC

Days 1

Limited release.

Ticketek

Sales up 30% on 10/11 Ashes series

Day 2 -4

Good seats still remain

SCG, NSW

Days 1 -3

Limited release

Ticketek

Days 1-3 sold out within hours

Day 4

 Good seats still remain

**As at 5.00pm Tuesday 15 October 2013

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 15 October, 2013 11:25AM AEST

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