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SBD Global/March 6, 2013/Events and Attractions

Welsh Rugby Concerned Over Internet Ticket Sales For RBS Six Nations Match

There is growing concern in Welsh rugby at the "number of tickets being offered for sale on the internet by touts for the match against England in Cardiff a week on Saturday," according to John Westerby of the LONDON TIMES. The Millennium Stadium has long been a sell-out for what could be the deciding match of the RBS Six Nations Championship, "but tickets are being resold at inflated prices and officials are warning fans of the dangers of being ripped off by online outlets." For a game between England and Wales the only tickets remaining are hospitality packages starting at £379 ($572) per person, "but even these tickets are already being sold at higher than face value online." Pairs of tickets with a face value of £75 ($113) per seat were changing hands Monday night at "more than four times that price." Although reselling tickets is not illegal, "it is prohibited by the terms and conditions of the original purchase." Welsh Rugby Union CEO Roger Lewis said, "We take the issue of ticket touting extremely seriously" (LONDON TIMES, 3/5).
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