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SBD Global/April 25, 2013/Events and Attractions
Heineken Cup Organizers Defend Ticketing Policies With Stands Two-Thirds Empty
Published April 25, 2013
STAYING HOME: In another piece, Kitson wrote with ticket prices ranging from £35-50 ($53-76) and few Toulon supporters in the habit of traveling abroad with their team, the TV cameras "will have to be creative to divert attention from the massive gaps in the stands" (GUARDIAN, 4/23). In London, Chris Hewett reported the Heineken Cup "is already fighting for its future in the face of a rabid outbreak of boardroom politics." An atmosphere-free event at the most famous rugby stadium of them all "will hardly help matters" (INDEPENDENT, 4/23).