TEG has welcomed the launch of the GC2018 Fan Marketplace, an authorised ticket resale site for tickets to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The GC2018 Fan Marketplace is powered by Ticketek and has been created to give spectators the opportunity to list, sell and buy official tickets.
GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC today said that that the launch of the GC2018 Fan Marketplace comes after GOLDOC took into consideration feedback from GC2018 ticketholders and created a safe and secure environment for fans to list and sell tickets they can no longer use.
The announcement coincided with the release of 40,000 additional tickets, including to popular events the Rugby Sevens and Triathlons.
“This is a real win for fans as they can now purchase tickets to previously unavailable events through the normal authorised sales process at gc2018.com/tickets or buy and sell tickets through the GC2018 Fan Marketplace,” said Mr Beattie.
“This is the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade so it is fantastic to be able to offer these additional opportunities for spectators to come and Share the Dream with us.”
The GC2018 Fan Marketplace will be active until midday on 30 March 2018 (AEST), which allows for any unsold tickets still to be used for the Games.
GOLDOC does not make a profit from any transaction conducted on the GC2018 Fan Marketplace and the seller or buyer does not pay additional fees. All tickets listed on the site match the price of the original ticket purchase.
GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters explained there had previously been no capacity for fans to resell, seek refunds or cancel their GC2018 tickets as part of strict measures that were put in place to protect the Games from ticket scalpers. Customers were encouraged to buy only the tickets they needed at the time of purchase.
“While GOLDOC had previously stated that existing ticketholders could not cancel or seek refunds for tickets that could no longer be used, the GC2018 Fan Marketplace provides an opportunity for those tickets to be purchased by another customer who can attend the Games,” said Peters.
“We want to give as many people as possible the chance to experience GC2018 and although there are no guarantees that all tickets listed on the site will be sold, this platform has created a safe marketplace for fans to list, sell and buy authorised tickets to GC2018.
“The GC2018 Fan Marketplace is an authorised ticket sales website and all tickets that appear on the site have been verified and approved by GOLDOC.
“Each time a ticket is sold on the GC2018 Fan Marketplace, the original ticket barcode is cancelled and a new ticket is created for the new ticket buyer.”
Spectators can log on to the GC2018 Fan Marketplace or check availability of the additional allocation of tickets at gc2018.com/tickets.
Fans wishing to buy or sell tickets through the GC2018 Fan Marketplace are also able to view FAQs from the marketplace homepage.